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While you're firing up the grill and reaching for a cold one on Monday afternoon. take a moment or two to remember why so many people are able to take a long weekend. Memorial Day is more than a fun day off — it's a time to remember the lives lost by those in service to the United States, in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Read more»

In nearly two decades of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them. Read more»

More than 1,000 service members from different branches of the military turn out to place over 250,000 flags for the annual Memorial Day flags-in event at Arlington National Cemetery.

More than 1,000 service members came out to Arlington National Cemetery in the predawn chill, hoisted backpacks overflowing with red, white and blue, and headed off through the endless rows of headstones to place over 250,000 flags for the annual Memorial Day flags-in event. Read more»

The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Here are some ideas on how to spend it around Tucson Read more»

Most city, county, state, and federal governmental offices will be closed Monday, including post offices and courts. Most banks and credit unions will be closed. Read more»

Michael Kotutwa Johnson dice que el maíz Hopi 'tiene de 10 a 15 veces más contenido mineral' que el maíz de supermercado. Espera compartirlo con el pueblo Hopi y cree que verán una mejora en su salud.

Los educadores de Arizona viajaron a Acrosanti para sembrar cientos de semillas de maíz utilizando técnicas Hopi y aprender a mantener cultivos indígenas, en un intento por mantener vivas las tradiciones de siembra y cosecha. Read more»

Michael Kotutwa Johnson says Hopi corn 'has 10 to 15 times more mineral content' than supermarket corn. He hopes to share it with the Hopi people and believes they will see an improvement in health.

Educators from across Arizona traveled to Acrosanti last month to plant hundreds of seeds using Hopi techniques and learn how to sustain Indigenous crops in an attempt to keep planting and harvesting traditions alive, due to corn’s connection to culture and its health benefits. Read more»

Not Invisible Act Commissioners gathered at Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff on the Navajo Nation to hear testimony from people who have been impacted by the human trafficking and the MMIP Crisis on May 9, 2023.

The Not Invisible Act Commission held a public hearing at the Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff on May 9 to hear testimony and recommendations from victims and families impacted by human trafficking and the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis. Read more»

The Patriot Party of Arizona was heavily involved in protests at school boards across the state, starting in Vail, where a large crowd of parents filled up the board chambers. Among them were former party head Steven Tyler Daniels and state Sen. Justine Wadsack.

The far-right Patriot Party of Arizona has taken on a new form and new leadership, in the form of former GOP state Rep. John Fillmore, who is aiming to distance the group from its founders and reigniting an attempt to make it a full-fledged political party. Read more»

George Howard died on April 14.

The Tucson Musicians Museum in collaboration with the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation and Hotel Congress will hold a celebration of life for George Howard. Read more»

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

In response investigation findings, election experts and advocates say Arizona should consider new rules and guidelines for double-checking election results, and also recommend increasing state support for county officials tasked with running elections. Read more»

Three generations of Anita Yellowhair’s family, including her daughter, Noel Alvarez, left, and her granddaughter, Sierra Alvarez. Each generation has been impacted in some way by intergenerational trauma.

Over 60 years later, boarding school survivor Anita Yellowhair shares her story of 10 years at the Intermountain Indian School, one of thousands of children taken from their home to one of more than 400 boarding schools, where they would learn how to live the white man’s way. Read more»

Despite claiming repeatedly in recent years that Carroll was 'not my type,' Trump mistook her in the photo for his second wife, Marla Maples.

A jury of New Yorkers took less than three hours to find Donald Trump liable Tuesday on counts of battery and defamation, in a stunning end to the former president's federal trial on civil claims that he raped writer E. Jean Carroll in 1996. Read more»

Indivisible Tohono Co-Founder April Ignacio talks about the importance of the City of Tucson and Pima County’s intent to form a task force during a press conference on National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on May 5, 2023.

The City of Tucson is the first city in the nation to launch its own Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls task force, which will work on ways to address the crisis within the city, greater Pima County and nearby tribal nations. Read more»

The Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in Oklahoma, one of hundreds across the U.S. in the 19th and 20th centuries that worked to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children into Western culture, often separating families and punishing use of tribal language and traditions. Arizona had 47 such schools over the years.

Over a year after the Department of the Interior released the first volume of its Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, which lays the groundwork to address intergenerational trauma created by federal policies, its second report will be made public later this year. Read more»

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