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Cheers, tears from Az delegation as Clinton gives historic acceptance speech

Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so.... Read more»

Born before women could vote, Prescott woman, 102, delivers Az’s delegation votes at DNC

Jerry Emmett, 102, didn’t think she would live to see her mother win the right to vote – much less to see the first woman win a major U.S. party presidential nomination. On Tuesday she helped deliver Arizona’s delegation votes at the Democratic National Convention.... Read more»

Trump defends Oswald claim

Donald Trump doubled down on his baseless insinuation that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted Cruz’s father with “crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”... Read more»


Spain’s Civil War and the Americans who fought in it: A convoluted legacy

Eighty years ago this month, in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, a group of right-wing generals staged a military coup, aimed at overthrowing Spain’s democratically elected government. The July 1936 uprising unleashed the Spanish Civil War, a horrific conflagration that lasted almost three years.... Read more»


How the Antiquities Act expanded national parks & fueled struggles over land protection

As Americans anticipate summer vacation, many are planning trips to our nation’s iconic national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia and Olympic. But they may not realize that these and other parks exist because presidents used their power under the Antiquities Act, enacted on June 8, 1906, to protect those places from exploitation and development.... Read more»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

Here's a selection of some of the best songs about what American independence means, from Springsteen and Petty to Funkadelic and the Beastie Boys. Is that freedom rock? Turn it up and celebrate, and sound off in the comments about your favorites.... Read more»

July 4, 1776

Happy Independence Day

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness... Read more»

Air Guard F-16s to fly over Tucson-area July 4 events

A pair of F-16 jet fighters will streak across the Tucson valley around noon on Monday, flying above a trio of July 4 parades.... Read more»

Ducey: Honor Granite Mtn Hotshots on anniversary of Yarnell Fire

Ordering flags at half staff on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey said, "Three years ago today, Arizona lost 19 brave Granite Mountain Hotshots to the most devastating wildfire in Arizona history. Our hearts are with their families, fellow firefighters and the community of Yarnell on this solemn anniversary."... Read more»

Sheriff's Chief of Staff Bradley Gagnepain dead at 59

Bradley Gagnepain, a longtime employee of the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the chief of staff for Sheriff Chris Nanos, died Sunday night. He began his career in 1978 as a reserve deputy, rising to bureau chief and then retiring in 2014. He returned to PCSD as an advisor.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Take it from a guy who's been there: We don't know anything about Orlando yet

The Orlando shootings bring back Tucson memories and the most uncomfortable truth of all: We think we know things, but we don't. Omar Mateen, a native New Yorker, appears to have massacred 50 people in an Orlando nightclub. This is the news today. Tomorrow? Who knows? We don't even know what we don't know we should ask about.... 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»

Helen Chavez, widow of late labor leader Cesar Chavez, dies at 88

Helen Chavez, the widow of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, died in California at age 88 on Monday, said the United Farm Workers of America, an labor organization that her husband helped start. ... Read more»

NW Side park renamed for ex-Supervisor Ann Day

A community park near the Foothills Mall has been renamed for former Pima County Supervisor Ann Day, who was killed one month ago in a car crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver. Northwest Community Park is now called Ann Day Community Park after a unanimous vote by the county board.... Read more»

Photos: Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

It's been 72 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»1

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