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Photos: Remembering Pearl Harbor in 2017

One of the most solemn days for the U.S. Navy is the anniversary of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor — a day that also has a special connection with the state of Arizona. Aboard the battleship named for our state that Dec. 7 were nearly half of all those killed in the Japanese attack on the naval base in Hawaii.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Kicanas retires having steered Tucson Diocese through its worst time

Some bishops treated openness and accountability with a curled lip and heavy feet. Kicanas, who came here to clean up the "pedophilia problem," moved with vim and vigor because Catholic Tucson's future depended on it. ... Read more»

Mixed Americans: How multicultural families in Arizona talk about race

Back in 2015, an analysis of Census Bureau data estimated that 14 percent of infants born in the United States were “multiracial or multiethnic,” tripling the share in 1980.... Read more»

Carr: Reflecting on JFK

I remember watching on TV a caisson rolling through the streets, carrying a coffin draped with an American flag. But it wasn't until I saw the riderless horse with boots reversed in the stirrups that it began to dawn on me that something really out of the ordinary had taken place. I knew about horses — Western heroes rode tall in the saddle, leaned forward into the danger, and never died. So why was this horse without a rider? This wasn't right. Didn't the good guys always win? ... Read more»

Gettysburg Address: 'It is for the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work'

The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of a cemetery after Union armies defeated Confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg — the most severe battle in U.S. history. Read the complete text.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoping against hope for the Tucson Benedictine Monastery

There are nuns in Tucson who have been praying for us for 77 years. And they have provided a beautiful place of peace, open to all people of all faiths to find solace and mercy. But now a real estate deal has them leaving the Benedictine Monastery of the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration on Country Club Road.... Read more»1

Left behind: Vietnam Wall collects almost 250,000 mementos to fallen

Visitors leave items at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial every day to honor a loved one whose name is etched here among the fallen from that war. And every day, the National Park Service picks up those mementos and ships them to a nondescript warehouse, where they will be cataloged and stored for historical purposes.... Read more»

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»

Emotional McCain urges midshipmen to fight for ideals ‘under attack’

An emotional Sen. John McCain returned Monday to the Naval Academy where he entered public service more than 60 years ago, and called on midshipmen there to always to “do the right thing” and fight for American ideals.... Read more»

It’s a fact: Supreme Court errors aren't hard to find

A review adds fuel to a longstanding worry about the nation’s highest court: The justices can botch the truth, sometimes in cases of great import.... Read more»

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta says she wants to build a wall in Congress

Dolores Huerta is a woman of many facets. Political activist, union leader, mother and a civil and women’s rights icon. She is also one of the most underrated public figures in recent history.... Read more»

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

As the nation marks Columbus Day (although not everyone is a fan, and neither Tucson nor Pima County observe the holiday), some government services and private businesses will be closed Monday. Here's the low-down.... Read more»

Vegas massacre gunman grew up in Tucson, father was on FBI Most Wanted list

Stephen Paddock, the man who authorities say gunned down 58 people and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, spent his childhood in Tucson. His father was a former service-station owner and care salesman who broke out of prison after being convicted in a 1960 Phoenix bank robbery.... Read more»


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»

Flags at half-staff to mark 9/11

Across the country, American flags are being flown at half-staff to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. President Trump and Arizona Gov. Ducey both ordered government flags to be lowered, and the president proclaimed Patriot Day to honor the individuals who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.... Read more»

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