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Maricopa effort aims to resolve cases of unidentified remains

There are roughly 300 sets of remains awaiting identification in Maricopa County. In total, the state has 1,300 open cases, accounting for 13 percent of all unidentified remains in the nation — second only to California.... Read more»

S. America has become safe haven for Catholic Church's alleged child molesters

The Catholic Church has allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children in the United States and Europe to relocate to poor parishes in South America, a yearlong GlobalPost investigation has found. The Vatican has no comment.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

History lessons: The first deportation

Led by Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates are embracing the policy of deporting some 11 million Hispanics in the country illegally. If implemented, it would be a humanitarian calamity and a stain on the nation. But it wouldn't be the first time "American exceptionalism" took such a cruel turn.... Read more»

Nationalist group wants Texas secession on primary ballot

Texas already seceded once — in 1861. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start. ... Read more»

Victims' relatives gather 14 years after Sept. 11 attacks

Relatives assembled under overcast skies on Friday to commemorate nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington 14 years ago, when airliners hijacked by al Qaeda militants brought death, mayhem and destruction. ... Read more»


Obama proclaims Patriot Day, day of service to remember Sept. 11

On September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled. But those who brought hate to our shores and smoke to our skies did not expect our country to emerge stronger, and our beacons of hope and freedom to shine brighter as a result.... Read more»

'Anchor babies' weigh in on birthright citizenship debate

While more Republican presidential candidates are using “anchor baby” to talk about birthright citizenship, Americans at the center of the debate question the controversial term. "Even the notion of anchor baby is ridiculous," said Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez, an ASU professor. "People have been anchoring on both sides of the border for generations."... Read more»1

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»

70 years later, Arizona veteran helps mark end of WWII

From the nose of a B-24 bomber soaring low over the Pacific Ocean 70 years ago, Bill Schrader scanned the horizon for Japanese vessels. Not to engage them, but to confirm that they were flying a white flag of surrender. Schrader, now 89, recalled that final mission Wednesday, marking the anniversary of V-J Day.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: Mark V-J Day with commitment to protecting peace

While some have chosen to mark this anniversary by focusing on the past, I view this day as an opportunity to celebrate not only the end of war in the Pacific, but all of the progress we have achieved since then. Once enemies in war, the United States and Japan are now partners in peace.... Read more»1

10 years later, Katrina memories still fresh for Arizonans who helped

It’s been 10 years since he responded to the devastation that was left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but the memories are still clear for Phoenix Fire Capt. Darrell B. Wiseman, one of hundreds of Arizonans from scores of organizations who went to the Gulf Coast to assist victims of the storm.... Read more»

Photos: Inside the historic Pima County Courthouse

From peering behind locked doors in the basement to the inside of the iconic tiled mosaic dome, here's a peek at the now mostly deserted old Pima County Courthouse. Designed by architect Roy Place, the 1929 building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.... Read more»1

Happy 240th birthday, Tucson! A playlist

To help celebrate Tucson's 240th birthday, here are more than two dozen songs that mention the Old Pueblo. Thursday marks 240 years since Tucson's founding by Hugo O'Conor, an Irish mercenary in the service of Spain. In the evening, a flag ceremony will be held at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Congress must rebuild trust with Native American tribes

Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you'll probably hear a story of frustration. There are too many examples to count of Washington not taking tribal sovereignty seriously, ignoring trust and treaty responsibilities, and failing to protect Native American historical treasures.... Read more»

What Americans have been missing out on in Iran

Not too long ago, mentions of "Iran" conjured images of burning U.S. flags and chants of "death to America." That's still the case for a number of people, including some in Congress dead-set on rejecting a deal between Iran and six world powers. Contrary to popular belief, Iran is not a scary place for Americans. In fact, it's one of the most pro-American countries in the Middle East.... Read more»3

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