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Ducey: Flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

"For as long as we've had independence, we've had heroes who risk everything to protect it. There is no cause more noble, no calling more selfless."... Read more»

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Arizona says goodbye to Gov. Raul Castro

Arizona said its final goodbyes to Gov. Raúl Castro last week with memorial services in Tucson and Phoenix, including a special event at the state Capitol hosted by Gov. Doug Ducey.... Read more»

Rick Perry says he would not have ordered U.S. invasion of Iraq

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday weighed in on the latest issue to animate the GOP's 2016 presidential field, volunteering that he would not have invaded Iraq knowing what he does now. Perry raised the issue while discussing the news that the Islamic State group had seized control of the key Iraqi city of Ramadi.... Read more»

Nominations due for Gabe Zimmerman Awards

The Center for the Future of Arizona is accepting nominations for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards, which recognize non-elected public employees and are named in honor of Gabe Zimmerman, who was one of the six people killed on Jan. 8, 2011.... Read more»

Senate OKs naming Douglas crossing for former Gov. Raul Castro

The port of entry in Douglas will be named after Arizona's late Gov. Raul Castro, pending the president's signature. Castro, first and thus far only Mexican-American governor of Arizona, died in April. Memorial services are scheduled for this week.... Read more»

Arizona State Museum sifts through collections to decide what to return to tribes

It's slow going as the Arizona State Museum sifts through decades of its collections to figure out which items are sacred and which human remains should be returned to tribes. But it's important, officials say. “These were people," said one worker at the museum.... Read more»

Tribes: Law requiring return of remains, relics, hasn’t met promise

Tribes had hoped the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would bring the return of sacred items and human remains from museums. But 25 years later, more than 70 percent of tribal remains haven't been turned over. Critics say the law is falling short. ... Read more»

Tombstone banks on history to attract visitors

In Tombstone, history is a part of the fabric of everyday life, one that draws visitors from all over the world. Reenactments, museums, and tours are big business here. The “Town Too Tough To Die” survives on its history.... Read more»

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Tearing down the house: 820 E. Grant Road

I wonder if our old house on Grant Road will come down carefully, brick by brick, as it was built up in 1948 by a young World War II veteran and his pregnant wife — my parents. Or whether it will be quickly beaten down by some residential wrecking ball and rolled over by a gigantic bulldozer as the street is widened.... Read more»5

Mexicans don't understand why you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo

South of the border, Cinco de Mayo is no big deal.... Read more»1

Douglas border crossing being named for former Gov. Raul Castro

The port of entry in Douglas will be named after Arizona's late Gov. Raul Castro, if Congress carries through with passing a measure introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva. The House unanimously backed the renaming Tuesday, moving a bill co-sponsored by the state's entire congressional delegation. Castro, first and thus far only Mexican-American governor of Arizona, died earlier this month.... Read more»

Memorials for Gov. Raul Castro announced for May

A series of memorials for former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who died last week, has been announced for May, with masses scheduled in Nogales, Tucson and Phoenix.... Read more»

Decades later, families wait as tribal relocation office struggles

A plan to end an age-old land dispute between the Navajo and Hopi was supposed to take five years and $41 million, but 30 years and $564 million later families are still waiting to be moved. No one seems happy with the relocation effort. But few want to see it go away – yet. ... Read more»

Remembering Raul Castro, Arizona’s first and only Hispanic governor

Castro, who died Friday at age 98, had a rough childhood in the border community of Douglas that included walking miles to school while white kids took the bus and wondering where his next meal would come from. He wandered as a hobo for a time and boxed on the side to make ends meet.... Read more»

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Arizona's first Hispanic governor, Raul Castro, dies at 98

The first — and thus far only — Mexican-American governor in Arizona's history, Raúl Héctor Castro, died Friday morning. Immigrating from Cananea, Son., when he was a child, Castro grew up near Douglas and became Pima County attorney, a Superior Court judge, then a U.S. ambassador to three nations, and was elected governor in 1974.... Read more»1

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