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All Souls train: Streetcar to run late for Day of the Dead procession

The Sun Link streetcar system will run later into the night for the All Souls Procession this weekend, with cars moving until 11 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, the streetcar will run until 2 a.m., city officials said.... Read more»1

Ten of the most haunted places on the globe

Here are 10 of the most haunted places around the world to help you get your spook on.... Read more»

Brewer: Lower flags for fallen Chandler cop

Gov. Jan Brewer asked that all state flags be lowered to half-staff on Friday, to honor David Payne, a Chandler police officer who died overnight in a motorcycle collision.... Read more»1

This Irish cottage may be haunted by violent fairies

How else to explain a series of mysterious deaths that has villagers talking about ghosts and the benefits of demolition?... Read more»

El Dia de los Muertos exhibit honors Jan. 8 victims

The centuries-old Mexican tradition of honoring the Day of the Dead has inspired an exhibit that recalls the spontaneous memorials that sprang up in Tucson after the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting. “El Dia de los Muertos: Remembering January 8th” features a sampling of the offerings left by Tucsonans moved by the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others.... Read more»

More AP courses slated for major overhaul

But will revamp in favor of teaching college critical thinking in high school fuel the Common Core controversy?... Read more»

Nogales marks two-year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

On Friday, around 150 people marched in Nogales, Sonora, to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, killed when he was shot by Border Patrol agents firing through the border fence on Oct. 10, 2012.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed on Columbus Day

As the nation marks Columbus Day (although not everyone is a fan), some government services and private businesses will be closed Monday. Here’s the low-down.... Read more»

The Irish village that’s built a cottage industry as Obama’s ancestral home

Barack Obama’s approval ratings have plunged to George W. Bush levels of unpopularity, with half of Americans saying they don’t like the job he’s doing. But if that news has the president feeling low, he can always take heart that at least one place in the world will always be glad to welcome him home. That would be this tiny County Offaly village in central Ireland that’s built a cottage industry around its unlikely status as the ancestral home — well, an ancestral home — of the 44th president.... Read more»

Obituary

Remembering Alexander Britain

Longtime Tucson resident Alexander Britain, 81, passed away on Sept.  9, 2014. Alexander, a retired opera tenor who specialized in Strauss and Wagner, is survived by his daughter Marni and two grandchildren.... Read more»

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Remembering Sept. 11

Chief Randy Karrer of Golder Ranch Fire District observed a moment of silence at the flag pole outside GRFD Fire Station #370 on Thursday.... Read more»

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Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

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Border chronicler Charles Bowden dead at 69

Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.... Read more»5

Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the song book are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. “If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he’d have a lot to write about….” (with videos)... Read more»

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MLK: 'I have a dream'

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. (with video)... Read more»

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