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COLUMN: Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive in full effect

You’d have to go back to the year when the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" film was released to find the last time when Arizona men’s basketball lost five games in a row. That’s 35 years ago. After getting slashed by a different version of Freddy Krueger – the Washington State Cougars in this case – the Wildcats are in their own version of Nightmare on 1 National Championship Drive. Granted, it’s not quite as catchy, but we’re in the midst of Arizona’s horror story nonetheless. Read more

Asta refuses to take responsibility for tragedy

Tucson Republican mayoral candidate Ron Asta, a former member of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, is one of six Tucsonans vying for the city's chief executive office. His apparent disregard for the law has made him the subject of sharp criticism since he announced his candidacy in February. The 69-year-old real estate consultant's rap sheet rivals those of most juvenile delinquents. Read more

Storm Tracker

Storm Tracker is a regular feature of the Arizona Summer Wildcat, in which perspectives editor Storm Byrd analyzes a few topics of the times and at the end gauges how upset you should be. Read more

Twin Takes

Twin brothers Taylor and Wesley Smyth consider the drawbacks and benefits of spending the summer in Tucson. Read more