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The Tucson Weekly is an alternative newsweekly that was founded in 1984 by Douglas Biggers and Mark Goehring, and serves the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area of about 1,000,000 residents.

Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly (front page).jpg
TypeAlternative weekly
Owner(s)Thirteenth Street Media
HeadquartersTucson, Arizona, United States
Circulation33,000 (2019)

The paper is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. New issues arrive at kiosks throughout Tucson every Wednesday. Jim Nintzel is the current editor. Staff members include Logan Burtch-Buus, Tirion Morris, Christopher Boan, Jeff Gardner, Kathleen Kunz and Chelo Grubb.[1]

Longtime editor Jimmy Boegle left the Weekly in late 2012 to start his own independent paper in Palm Springs, California.[2]


Notable journalistsEdit

The founding editor was Douglas Biggers, who served as editor and publisher until he sold the paper to Wick Communications in 2000. He founded Edible Baja Arizona. 10/13 Communications bought the paper from Wick in 2014.[3] The paper is currently owned by Thirteenth Street Media. Former editors include Dan Huff, Carol Ann Bassett, James Reel, Michael Parnell, Dan Gibson and Mari Herreras.[4] Longtime Weekly and Arizona Daily Star reporter Chris Limberis was posthumously inducted into the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame in 2006.[5]

Red MeatEdit

The Tucson Weekly was a launching point for the comic strip Red Meat, created by Tucsonan Max Cannon in 1989.

See alsoEdit


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  3. ^ Sold! Weekly, Inside Tucson Business change hands
  4. ^ "Currents: Remembering Limbo". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". Arizona Newspaper Association.

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