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In the name of love: Pride

The massacre in Orlando is what happens when we don't promote respect and acceptance of diversity through knowledge and understanding. We encourage ignorance, and promote fear and hatred of people different from us. This is inexcusable. My heart goes out to the LGBTQ community.... Read more»

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Tucsonans to hold vigil for victims of Orlando massacre

Tucsonans will hold a march and candlelight vigil on 4th Avenue to honor the victims of this weekend's attack on a gay nightclub in Florida that killed at least 50 people and wounded scores more. "The loss of so many of our brothers and sisters hurts my heart. For all the gains the LGBTQ community has achieved, we still face attacks in the places we go," said Adam Ragan, an organizer.... Read more»

Obama: 'United in grief & outrage' over Orlando attack

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people. ... Read more»

Muhammad Ali to be celebrated at Tucson interfaith service

Tucsonans of all faiths will join together on Saturday to mourn and remember Muhammad Ali at the Islamic Center of Tucson. The service will include Muslim and Christian leaders, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Councilman Kozachik, and a Ramadan feast.... Read more»

Obama at Hiroshima: 'World was forever changed' by atomic bombings

"Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 in Japanese men, women and children; thousands of Koreans; a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and what we might become."... Read more»

Tribes call for return of sacred artifacts before Paris auction

Tribal and federal officials held and emergency meeting in Washington on Tuesday, calling for the return of Indian remains and sacred objects before a Paris auction next week.... Read more»

Supreme Court sends contraception case back to lower courts, demands compromise

The Supreme Court unraveled an appeal Monday by religious nonprofits that do not want to complete insurance forms about their objections to covering contraception for employees. ... Read more»

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»

Newly restored Virgin Mary statue returns to San Xavier Mission

After nearly four months of cleaning and restoration, the statue has been returned to its home.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Rios: Why is Ducey removing roadside memorials?

From Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios: Gov. Doug Ducey's administration and the Department of Transportation have commenced removing memorial crosses and religious markers from the side of state highways. Most families of the deceased consider these memorial sites sacred and holy.... Read more»4

Hit the bunny trail for Easter weekend fun

The Easter bunny has been busy this year, as there will be a egg hunts all over Tucson this Saturday.... Read more»

Contraception vs. religious freedom: What’s at stake in the latest Supreme Court showdown

In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights. ... Read more»

Trent Franks, other lawmakers back religious groups before Supreme Court hearing

Rep. Trent Franks led eight other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.... Read more»

Arizona man found guilty in 'Draw Mohammed' event shooting

An Arizona man was found guilty on Thursday of plotting with others to attack a "Draw Mohammed" cartoon contest in Texas last year and providing material support to the Islamic State group, prosecutors said. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Muslim claim

Donald Trump claimed that a Pew Research Center survey found that among the world’s Muslims, “27 percent, could be 35 percent, would go to war” against the U.S. The Pew Research Center says it has conducted no survey that asks such a question, nor did experts we consulted know of any such survey. One expert we talked to called Trump’s claim “nonsense.” Another told us it had “no scientific basis.”... Read more»

Oak Flat historic designation a win for mine opponents, but fight continues

Opponents of a proposed copper mine at the Oak Flat campground scored a point when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places this month – but while they won the battle, they haven’t won the war.... Read more»

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