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Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

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Long delays at border crossings bring anxiety for biz as Holy Week begins

This week is one of the busiest shopping seasons on the border, but after hundreds of federal agents were diverted from border crossings to help with a surge of migrants, retailers and other businesses are fretting about how hours-long wait times will impact them.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Rothschild on NZ attack: 'Hate can be defeated by truth, reason & love'

"50 are dead in this latest attack on peace, on religion, on innocence, on brotherhood, on civilization itself. Hate is a powerful emotion. But it can be defeated by societies that are committed to truth, reason, and love." — Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild... Read more»

Crush of migrants dropped off by ICE has Phx churches strained to breaking point

Migrants are being dropped off by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they have applied for asylum and are waiting for their cases to be heard. ... Read more»

Jig it up: St. Patrick's Day playlist

Whether it's the lilting strains of a classic folk song or the pounding of three-chord punk rock — or the omnipresent U2 — the music of the small island of Ireland has influenced artists throughout the world. So raise a glass of Guinness, tap your toe or even get up and dance a bit as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with song.... Read more»

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

The Festival of St. Patrick began in the 17th century as a religious and cultural commemoration of the bishop who brought Christianity to Ireland. In Ireland, there’s still an important religious and cultural component to the holiday, even as it has simply become an excuse to wear green and heavily drink in the rest of the world.... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteers fined $250, sentenced to 15 mos. probation

A federal judge sentenced four No More Deaths volunteers to 15 months of probation and fined each $250 on Friday, stemming from their convictions last month of violating federal law when they left water and food for migrants crossing Southern Arizona's deserts.... Read more»

Guest opinion

MLK and ignorance of history

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues.... 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»

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

MLK & impatience: Dubious sanctuary initiative seeks to create necessary 'tension'

Activists are collecting signatures for Tucson "sanctuary city" initiative that may be counterproductive, ill-conceived, total folly, legally doomed — and yet remains exactly the right thing to do.... Read more»

Christmas playlist: The best holiday songs

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 90 songs, these Christmas classics will liven your gatherings.... Read more»

'Fill the Streetcar' with holiday toys Dec. 14

Help spread holiday cheer this season by dropping off new and unwrapped toys for children during the Regional Transportation Authority's annual Fill the Streetcar event on Friday, Dec. 14, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ... Read more»

Ducey: Pause in appreciation at Thanksgiving table

This week, as Arizonans gather and reconnect with family and friends to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, and later the leftovers, as we cheer for our favorite football teams and dust off the Christmas decorations — we're reminded of the many blessings God has provided us with. ... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2018

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

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»

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