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Tucson lowrider bike film 'Low y Cool' will show on big screen again 25 years later

The 1996 documentary "Low y Cool" about a lowrider bicycle club from Tucson's South Side will play on a big screen again in a 25th anniversary showing, which will include a discussion about Chicano history in Tucson.... Read more»

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Over-burdened Pima Animal Care Center needs fosters for pets, waives adoption fees

The Pima Animal Care Center, overcrowded and under-staffed due to COVID-19 cases, is asking members of the public to either adopt or commit to fostering a pet for two weeks to help empty the shelter.... Read more»

Arizona committee approves measure to ease SNAP requirements for ex-felons

A bill, sponsored by Snowflake Republican Rep. Walt Blackman, to help individuals in Arizona with drug-related felony convictions keep food on the table cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, taking its first step toward becoming law. ... Read more»

Ex-inmates would face less food insecurity under Az GOP proposal to ease SNAP restrictions

Arizona Republican Rep. Walt Blackman is backing legislation that would expand access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for recently released felons by requiring only that the formerly incarcerated person follow their terms of probation to qualify for food assistance.... Read more»

From the editor

We're hiring: Sentinel's new Cultural Expression & Community Values reporting position open

A new fulltime reporter will be covering Cultural Expression and Community Values in Southern Arizona this year, with support from TucsonSentinel.com's readers and the national Report for America program.... Read more»

More Americans can use food stamps for restaurants, prepared meals

In the past two years, six states, Including Arizona, have opted in to the little-used federal Restaurant Meals Program that allows older adults, people with disabilities and people experiencing homelessness to use their food benefits on select, low-cost restaurant meals.... Read more»

Cahokia artspace, owned by women and led by Native Americans, cultivates 'creative placekeeping'

Cahokia, a modern Phoenix Indigenous art and social space owned by women, is a hub for Indigenous and marginalized creatives and entrepreneurs to host events, sell products, showcase and sell their artwork and collaborate on various projects.... Read more»

Comic:

Claytoonz: Betty

Don’t you start with me on this cartoon being nice and sweet. Not you too. But, I like Betty White. I in fact, I love Betty White…and I love dogs too.... Read more»

Photos: Puttin' a (rain)bow on 2021

A wintery chill, a stiff breeze, the steady coming of the last night of 2021 — they were all forgotten about for a few sparkling moments on late Friday afternoon in Tucson, as a brilliant double rainbow soared over the city as the sun slipped down Gates Pass.... Read more»

Tucson sounds: 2021 year in review, with hopes & lamentations

JJP's four-sentence year in review, a tribute to Mike Nesmith and a memento mori for local music icons Stuart Kupers and Betsy Scarinzi. Plus this year's New Year's Eve Guide — it's your local music column from TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Tucson to require film safety guidelines after fatal shooting on 'Rust' set

The city of Tucson is considering a film-set safety ordinance after the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by actor Alec Baldwin in late October on the Santa Fe, N.M., set of the Western movie “Rust.” ... Read more»

A last cup of kindness: Farewell to Bentley's and the days of auld lang syne

Bentley's House of Coffee and Tea is closing its Speedway location, relocating yet again — to our hearts and minds and memories.... Read more»

Yaqui Chairman Yucupicio inducted into Tejano Hall of Fame for decades of musicianship

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame is honoring Peter Yucupicio, chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, for his decades of playing bajo sexto with his family's band, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

El presidente Yaqui, Yucupicio, entra el Salón de la Fama de Tejano por décadas de maestría musical

El Salón de la Fama de las Raíces Tejanas está honrando a Peter Yucupicio, presidente de la Tribu Pascua Yaqui, por sus décadas de tocar bajo sexto con la banda de su familia, Los Hermanos Cuatro.... Read more»

20-year-old Stone & Limberlost mural has new look after restoration

After finishing a mural on a curved wall along North Stone Avenue in 2001, Pasqualina Azzarello was asked to come back to Tucson two decades later to restore what has become a cornerstone for the neighborhood association that was created alongside it.... Read more»

Sex trafficking drama set for Tucson premiere at Roadhouse Cinemas

The Tucson premiere of "WAKE UP" is meant to open eyes and stir nerves bringing the filmmakers, local leaders and community together to fight child sex trafficking.... Read more»

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