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After a half-inch of snow fell on Mt. Lemmon on Wednesday evening, hundreds of visitors and residents in Tucson headed up General Hitchcock Highway to throw snowballs, build icy snowmen, and try their hand at sledding.

After a half-inch of snow fell on Mt. Lemmon on Wednesday evening, hundreds of visitors and residents in Tucson headed up General Hitchcock Highway to throw snowballs, build icy snowmen, and try their hand at sledding. Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

Earl Tulley tells stories by a family hogan on his ancestral home in Blue Gap, in the Navajo Nation.

Companies extracted an estimated 30 million tons of uranium ore on or near the Navajo Nation - largely for the U.S. government’s nuclear arsenal and in later years for commercial purposes - that left a trail of radioactive waste that — is largely unremediated and is still causing harm. Read more»

Centenarian Ted Giannone raises both hands in the air as he lands at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa on Oct. 30, 2022, after becoming Grounded No More’s 500th rider since 2016.

Dressed in the same flight suit he wore in World War II, 100-year-old Ted Giannone stepped into a bright yellow Fairchild PT-26 trainer plane, becoming the 500th rider of Mesa-based nonprofit Grounded No More - founded in 2016 to take veterans on “honor flights” free of charge. Read more»

Thousands attended the 33rd All Souls Procession, a long-running ceremony based on folk traditions, including Dia de los Muertos, celebrating lost loved ones.

Streaming along the streets of Tucson, thousands walked along Bonita Avenue parallel to the Santa Cruz River on Sunday night, many in costume with their faces painted to remember lost loved ones, as part of the 2022 All Souls Procession. Read more»

Jessie, a Sonoran desert tortoise, sizes up a juicy cactus at Arizona Fish & Game Department headquarters on Sept. 30, 2022.

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy is in the midst of a three-year study using telemetry devices and GPS units to track Sonoran desert tortoises in order to answer such questions as how urban expansion and human factors affect the species. Read more»

Katie Wright se sienta en el monumento a Daunte Wright en Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, el viernes 8 de julio de 2022. Su hijo fue asesinado a tiros en abril de 2021 por un oficial de policía de Brooklyn Center. Wright está trabajando con un comité local sobre reformas para cambiar la forma en que se realizan las paradas de tránsito.

En todo el país, los organizadores comunitarios, los grupos sin fines de lucro y los funcionarios electos han exigido una reforma policial, con un éxito irregular, pero esta vez, los estadounidenses fuera de la política y el activismo están exigiendo acción hacia una reforma duradera. Read more»

Laurie Taylor, program manager for Café 54, outside of the Tucson restaurant. The cafe serves as an employment training program for individuals with mental health conditions.

Located in downtown Tucson, Café 54 serves as an employment training program for people with mental health conditions or developmental disabilities, with the goal is to help them gain new skills and land a permanent job in the workforce – just as soon as they’re ready. Read more»

Murals cover the walls of a building west of downtown Salt Lake City. The artwork depicts those who have died at the hands of police – locally and nationally.

An analysis of 911 calls found that 21% to 38% involved homelessness, behavioral health crises, substance use, quality-of-life concerns and other community conflicts - and since there is no simple solution to this nationwide problem, the answer must rely on a combination of efforts. Read more»

Arizona veteran James Byram Price, in his cavalry hat, is reflected in the black marble wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where the names of 58,318 Americans who died in that war are etched.

30 Arizona veterans were in Washington last week as part of another Arizona Honor Flight, a charity that flies World War II, Vietnam and Korean War veterans to visit their respective memorials around the capital. Read more»

Elaine Maestas, left, a community oriented response and assistance responder in Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes a phone call alongside Albuquerque Community Safety responders Chris Blystone and Deborah Vigil on July 7, 2022. They responded to the aftermath of a SWAT raid that left a family of five without a home.

Across the country, community organizers, nonprofit groups and elected officials have demanded police reform time and again, with spotty success - but this time, Americans outside politics and activism are demanding action toward lasting reform. Read more»

Midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 11, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 8 general election in Arizona — double-check your registration online even if you're already signed up. Read more»

Jeamy Ramirez, interim director for Mi Familia Vota in Nevada, left, and Edith Betancourt, also of the organization, distribute free T-shirts at a National Voter Registration Day rally at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2022. The shirts read '¡Sí Se Vota!' (Yes, we vote!) and 'Latino Loud.'

The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 midterm election is three weeks away - and Chicanos Por La Causa, Mi Familia Vota and other Arizona groups working to register voters capitalized on National Voter Registration Day. Read more»

Residents of Tapachula, Mexico, exchange goods March 9, 2022, in a makeshift open air market set up by migrants outside shops in downtown.

75% of the migrants in Tapachula have been there for more than a month - and frustrations are growing as migrants begin to feel there is no way out - prompting tension and concerns with locals who fear crime and migrants taking away job opportunities. Read more»

Pallbearers carry the casket containing the body of Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay into St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson.

Friends and family paid their final respects to Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez at her funeral, held a week after she was shot and killed along with three others while serving an eviction. Martinez was given a Catholic mass at St. Augustine Cathedral. Read more»

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