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Despite cold winds and possible rains, thousands of people attended the Women's March and solidarity rally in downtown Tucson. Hundreds of events were held nationwide, including one in Washington D.C., with estimated total attendance over one million people.... Read more»   1

Following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday, around 200 people marked the occasion by marching to Tucson's City Hall, demanding the mayor and City Council declare Tucson a "sanctuary city," which includes issuing municipal IDs for unauthorized immigrants, refusing to work with immigration officials, and setting up a legal fund.... Read more»   

The current mood in Washington disdains the arts, the humanities, the life of the mind, anything that contributes to the examined life or the life worth living. But that disdainful Congress is also scared of its own shadow and sensitive to what the folks back home are saying.... Read more»   

Hundreds of thousands of women — and men — swarmed to Washington, D.C. to show the newly inaugurated president what pressures he's up against for the next four years. The protesters marched in from all over the country, from their town homes in D.C., to San Francisco, Boston and even Tucson, Chandler and Pinetop.... Read more»   

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (12-7, 6-5 in ACCAC) almost overcame a double-digit deficit in the final minute against Arizona Western College, but lost lost 101-97.... Read more»   

Under dreary skies with a modest audience, Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States. Opinions of the new president varied widely among the thousands gathered on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol to witness the inauguration, which included some travelers from Tucson.... Read more»   

Leaders from 19 Southern Arizona congregations agreed to defend refugees and unauthorized immigrants from deportation, bucking the Trump administration's apparent plan to immediately deport 2-3 million people. The local faith leaders have joined a larger movement involving more than 700 religious congregations nationwide. ... Read more»   

While the fanfare of Donald Trump’s inauguration engulfed Washington, D.C., in a swath of traditions and “Make America Great Again” hats on Friday, Rep. Raúl Grijalva watched the ceremony alone from his office a couple thousand miles away.... Read more»   

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to incoming President Trump and VP Pence, urging changes to government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. The letter followed a series sent to President Obama and officials, urging greater transparency in dealings with the press and public.... Read more»   

Ducey's budget does not put us on a path toward a moderate future. Arizona still has a smoldering hole where the empathy goes. But for him, this budget, with its nods toward education, is practically a drum circle. I'll take it, praise the light and implore voters to make more structural changes in how Arizona operates. ... Read more»   

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Photos: Despite blustery weather, thousands attend Women's March in Tucson

Despite cold winds and possible rains, thousands of people attended the Women's March and solidarity rally in downtown Tucson. Hundreds of events were held nationwide, including one in Washington D.C., with estimated total attendance over one million people.... Read more»1

Arts & Entertainment  

In transition: 'Becky’s New Car' at Roadrunner Theatre

Roadrunner is a small, rather accomplished East Side theatre company in the middle of its second season, and, I am confident, a rising force in Tucson's theater community. "Becky's New Car" may not be their best effort, but it's good work, and worth seeing.... Read more»

Opinion  

McNamee: Saving the humanities

The current mood in Washington disdains the arts, the humanities, the life of the mind, anything that contributes to the examined life or the life worth living. But that disdainful Congress is also scared of its own shadow and sensitive to what the folks back home are saying.... Read more»

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Photos: On the ground at the Women's March on Washington

Hundreds of thousands of women — and men — swarmed to Washington, D.C. to show the newly inaugurated president what pressures he's up against for the next four years. The protesters marched in from all over the country, from their town homes in D.C., to San Francisco, Boston and even Tucson, Chandler and Pinetop.... Read more»

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