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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. Crank up the volume and celebrate, and sound off in the comments about your favorites.... Read more»

Obituary

Remembering Carmen Canchola

Carmen Canchola (July 16, 1931-June 29,2014) was a gentle loving soul whose life was devoted to her children, her beloved husband, and the people of Tucson and Nogales, Arizona.... Read more»

Az woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins’ name

Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans’ verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams’ names were racist. Today, Blackhorse has President Barack Obama on her side.... Read more»

No rain, but a flood of family fun for El Dia de San Juan

There was no rain, but the 17th year of El Dia de San Juan Fiesta did bring family fun to Tucson on Tuesday night at Mercado San Agustin. The fiesta began with a procession, including participants carrying a statue of St. John, which was brought to the stage and then blessed in hopes that rain will be plentiful this year.... Read more»

Bring on the rain at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta

The humidity is beginning to rise, and if you breath deeply you might just catch the scent of rain in the air. Yes, Tucson, it’s almost time for the summer rains. And that means it’s time to celebrate the monsoon at El Dia de San Juan Fiesta on Tuesday evening.... Read more»

Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?

With floods, droughts, forest fires and extreme storms on the rise, President Barack Obama has been attempting to reassert U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. So, as negotiators frantically attempt to agree on a new United Nations climate treaty, due to be inked in Paris late next year, how does the rest of the world stack up to the U.S. when it comes to tackling the climate crisis?... Read more»

Celebrate Bloomsday, Irish culture Monday

Tucson’s Irish community wants to encourage you to bring your family down to 4th Avenue and celebrate Bloomsday on Monday at O’Malley’s on Fourth, 247 N. 4th Ave.... Read more»

Flagging interest: Supporters work to get people excited about Flag Day

It’s a holiday weekend, but you can be forgiven if the first holiday that comes to mind is Father’s Day – and not Flag Day.... Read more»

Dressing up as cowboys and Indians is big in Germany

Inspired by Karl May’s pulp novels and the movies they spawned, many Germans are fascinated by the Wild West. But with tens of thousands of German hobbyists donning feathers and camping in teepees on the weekends, real Native Americans have begun to wonder whether some Germans love them just a little too much.... Read more»

Sorting murky issues on the POW swap

A lot of gray area surrounds the political rhetoric about the White House’s decision to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo.... Read more»

Commentary

U.S. minorities on pace to be majority in months, not decades

The demographic transformation of the United States of America is one of the greatest untold stories of our time. That is thanks in part to widespread underreporting in our mainstream media.... Read more»

In welcome break from headlines, Phoenix gets praise for aid to vets

It’s been a rough couple weeks for Phoenix as far as the news that has been coming out of the city about veterans. But on Wednesday, the White House delivered a welcome bit of good news.... Read more»

In France, ghosts of WW II are still very much alive

As Europeans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, war tourism is thriving.... Read more»2

Az man carries tribute to Normandy for Americans who died on D-Day

Scottsdale resident Stan Dale hopes to help the men who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago by trying to “bring them home one last time.” Dale will be at Normandy on the 70th anniversary of D-Day to scatter soil he collected from all 50 states.... Read more»

D-Day: Five facts to know

June 6, 1944, marked the first day of the the Normandy landings during WWII. While this day will forever be marked in history, there are a few facts that go unnoticed.... Read more»

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