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Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Read more»

King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together." Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses the crowd at the Civil Rights March, August 28, 1963.

Uses of King’s words, especially by right-wing conservatives, are too often attempts to weaponize his memory against the multicultural democracy of which King could only dream. Read more»

A pascola dance ramada scene and informational panels now reside at the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Itom Mahtawa'apo Community Education and Cultural Center, having been moved from the Arizona State Museum.

Many institutions continue to hold Indigenous remains, funerary objects and cultural items — and in some cases resist their return despite the 1990 passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Read more»

It's a long, dry haul to secure Tucson's water future and rates are set to increase to foot the bill.

Water, trash, space and a big old "I told you so" headline this week's agendas of the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Kolbe in 2017.

A memorial service for former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, who died last month at age 80, will be held in Tucson on Jan. 28. A memorial is also being scheduled in Washington, D.C. Read more»

From column writing to sports photography and Spanish-language reporting, the staff of the Tucson Sentinel was recognized with a number of top awards announced by the Arizona Press Club. Read more»

You can’t convince people you’re a Christian or love the messages of Jesus when you’re hurting the most vulnerable for a political stunt. Read more»

Today it looks a lot  like Christmas. Next week it will be time to start thinking about how to clean up after the holiday. Tucson's TreeCycle program provides an option.

Christmas trees collected at 10 sites around Tucson will be turned into compost for city parks. Read more»

It might be getting just cold enough in Tucson to gather around the hearth, but here are some holiday songs to warm your heart whether you have a fireplace or not — and some to make you nod your head and play air guitar. With hours of music spread over dozens of songs, these Christmas classics will liven your spirits, even if we're not gathering in festive crowds again quite yet. Read more»

On June 28, 1870, Congress passed the law that turned Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day into holidays for federal employees.

While Europeans participated in religious ceremonies to celebrate the birth of Jesus for centuries, Christmas trees and gift-giving on Dec. 24 in Germany did not spread to other European Christian cultures until the end of the 18th century and came to North America in the 1830s. Read more»

A candle is lit on each day of Kwanzaa to celebrate each of the Seven Principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics (building Black businesses), purpose, creativity and faith.

The weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa, beginning on Dec. 26 this year, are a time of communal self-affirmation for the African-American community and a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile. Read more»

I don’t know why, but I love NORAD’s Santa Tracker. I open it on Christmas eve and watch Santa and his reindeer fly around the planet. Maybe it’s because I’m a geography buff or I just love the imagination with it. Read more»

In Nogales, Son., a procession of about 120 migrants and supporters walk along the border fence separating Arizona and Mexico as part of a posada. A posada is a Mexican tradition in which people commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.

A crowd of more than 100 people congregated outside a border crossing in downtown Nogales this weekend, walking to an aid center almost two miles away during a Christmas season posada highlighting the travails of migrants. Read more»

En Nogales, Son., una procesion de casi 120 migrantes y otras personas apoyandolos caminan al lado de la pared fronteriza separando a Arizona y México como parte de una posada. Una posada es una tradición mexicana que conmemora el la migracion de Maria y Jose a Belen.

Un grupo de más de 100 personas se congregaron fuera de un cruze fronterizo en el centro de Nogales el fin de semana, caminando a un centro de ayuda casi dos millas de distancia durante una posada navideña sobresaltando los viajes de migrantes. Read more»

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