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Photos: All Souls Procession 2018

Thousands attended the 29th All Souls Procession in Tucson on Sunday night. ... Read more»

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Jesse Sensibar documents loss along the highway in new book

Flagstaff author Jesse Sensibar knows the bittersweet reverence and reflection inspired by roadside shrines. In his new book "Blood In The Asphalt: Prayers From The Highway," he muses on a few such sites, in dispatches that are equal parts poetry, slightly macabre travelogue and impressionistic memoir. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Why Arizona's $1.1B mass incarceration crisis should matter more to Garcia, Ducey

How are candidates Doug Ducey and David Garcia proposing to satisfy more than 80 percent of voters who support criminal justice reform? Arizonans want formerly incarcerated people to have easier access to jobs and housing. They want lawmakers to address unjust racial disparities within the system, hold police accountable in cases of misconduct, decriminalize addiction, and send fewer people to prison.... Read more»

Photos: 1,000 Tucsonans light candles, pray for Pittsburgh shooting victims

At least 1,000 Tucsonans gathered at the Jewish Community Center on Monday night, holding a vigil for the victims of the attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Rothschild: Are we up to the task of defeating poisonous ideology of white supremacy?

"My father served in World War II to defeat Nazis and their poisonous ideology. Lately I’ve wondered if our generation is up to the same task." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, at a vigil for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.... Read more»1

Prop. 305: Should Arizona expand state’s school voucher program?

Prop. 305 gives parents a choice beyond one-size-fits-all schools but the referendum's opponents say will cost public schools money without proper oversight.... Read more»

Court: Inmate can sue state for being forced to work religious holiday

A federal appeals court ruled last week that an Arizona inmate can sue prison officials who he said violated his Christian beliefs by forcing him to work on a religious holiday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tucson bishop: Not-guilty verdict 'deeply troubling' in border shooting death

Edward Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson: "Yesterday's deeply troubling jury decision related to the Border Patrol agent stationed in the Nogales area, who fired multiple shots across our border with Mexico, killing a 16-year-old boy on October 10, 2012, raises serious issues of justice and accountability."... Read more»

1929-1968

Listen to MLK's final sermon: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop'

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Here's a recording and the text of that sermon.... Read more»

Tucsonan Bauserman ousted from Trump admin for 'birther,' anti-Muslim posts

A series of conspiracy posts, along with reported anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments, have cost a Tucson political activist her job in the Trump administration. Christine Bauserman resigned from the Interior Department on Wednesday, with officials saying her posts were "inappropriate and unacceptable."... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

Nonprofits: Arizona needs more foster families for refugee children

They are mostly young boys, orphaned by war and conflict in their home countries who arrive in Arizona with little more than family photographs. Catholic Charities of Arizona has just 21 foster families licensed to care for refugee children.... Read more»

MLK's final sermon: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop'

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."... Read more»

Christmas playlist: Perry Como, Pogues, Prince, Bowie & more!

It might be getting just cold enough in Tucson to gather around the hearth, but here are some holiday songs to warm your heart whether you have a fireplace or not — and some to make you nod your head and play air guitar. With hours of music spread over about 80 songs, these Christmas classics will liven your gatherings this weekend.... Read more»

Justices grapple with baker’s denial of service to same-sex couple

Supreme Court justices wrestled Tuesday with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.... Read more»

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