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Photos: Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

It's been 74 years since "the Longest Day" — the landing of Allied troops from the United States, Britain, Canada and other nations as they stormed the beaches of Normandy to press the end of World War II in an attack on Nazi Germany. More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded, as were thousands of German soldiers.... Read more»

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The way we were

Dreaming of canals

A few months back, this column discussed George Roskruge and his 1893 map of Pima County which hangs on the wall of many local government offices. It was only after publication that someone pointed out to this writer an unusual feature on the map: the "Proposed Santa Cruz Valley Water Storage Company's Canal." ... Read more»

Nixon's nemesis: Political prankster Dick Tuck dead at 94

Dick Nixon, you can finally rest easy. You don't have Dick Tuck to kick you around anymore. The Tucson resident, who was one of the top political legends of the 20th century, died Monday evening.... Read more»1

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

McCain: Pardon of boxer Jack Johnson 'closes shameful chapter'

U.S. Sen. John McCain said that President Trump's pardon of boxing legend Jack Johnson for his Mann Act conviction more than a century ago "finally closes a shameful chapter in our nation's history." ... Read more»1

Tucson sailor marks Memorial Day with wreath-laying in Japan

U.S. Navy personnel in Japan held an early Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday, including the laying of a wreath by a sailor from Tucson. AWF 1st Class Alexander Coccio paid respects to a symbolic casket, commemorating the lives of U.S. servicemembers killed in the armed forces.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Nice try governor, but #RedForED deseg switcheroo won't fly

Gov. Ducey's plan to increase teacher pay includes an illegal tax hike on Tucson homeowners.... Read more»1

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Pima County women voting long before national suffragists

Every American knows that the right of women to vote was recognized nationally with the 19th Amendment in 1920. Some folks will point out that in many western states this happened sooner. What is less known is that women in Pima County were exercising their right to the franchise as early as 1884. ... Read more»

McCain, Udall honored for legacies of supporting Grand Canyon

A plaque dedicated to two Arizona icons who have championed the Grand Canyon – Sen. John McCain and the late Rep. Morris Udall – was unveiled in an emotional ceremony last week on the South Rim.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Huckelberry: Preserving iconic courthouse through adaptive reuse

For mostly all of its nearly 90-year history, the Pima County Historic Courthouse was exactly that, a courthouse. Last month, the Board of Supervisors approved leases by the UA Mineral Museum and Visit Tucson, giving this grand old building a new life as a tourist attraction and resource center. ... 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»

City offices closed Friday for Cesar Chavez Day

Tucson city offices will be closed Friday in honor of civil rights and labor leader César Chávez. The city established the paid holiday in 2014.... Read more»

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Pima County has provided health care since its founding

Providing for health care has been a priority for Pima County's government since its foundation. The law passed by the Second Territorial Legislature of 1865 that created County Boards of Supervisors enumerated 13 duties for the new officers, one of which was to "take care of and provide for the indigent sick of the county.... Read more»

Obituary

Former UA president Henry Koffler dead at 95

UA President Emeritus Henry Koffler, who led the UA as president from 1982-1991 and oversaw its ascension to the top ranks of major research universities, died Saturday, March 10. He was 95. Koffler is survived by Phyllis (Pierson) Koffler, his wife of more than 71 years. ... Read more»

Analysis

Economic history shows why Trump’s ‘America First’ tariff policy is so dangerous

President Donald Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy. But economic history should make Americans skeptical of this claim. ... Read more»

Obituary

Eulalia M. 'Pat' Koehler Nemec, 1924-2018

Eulalia M. "Pat" Koehler Nemec, 93, of Sterling, CO and formerly of Tucson, AZ, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Greeley, CO.... Read more»

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