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Dancers from Indigenous Enterprise perform at the end of the public inauguration ceremony on Jan. 5, 2023.

Seeing Arizona Tribes spotlighted during Governor Katie Hobbs’s inauguration ceremony was refreshing for local tribal advocates, say Indigenous activists, and it affirms Hobbs’s commitment to upholding relationships with tribal nations. Read more»

Republican Abe Hamadeh still lost the race for Arizona attorney general after recount deemed him a loser again.

So the recount in the 2022 Arizona attorney general's race is over and Democrat Kris Mayes won even though Pinal County's recounting of the votes cut her margin of victory in half. Read more»

The Supreme Court held a special sitting on September 30, 2022, for the formal investiture ceremony of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. From left to right are Associate Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas; Chief Justice John G. Roberts; and Associate Justices Ketanji Brown Jackson, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Brett Kavanaugh.

Released hours before the new year, the Supreme Court year-end report reminisces about a much older decision: Brown v. Board of Education - a decision used by Chief Justice John Roberts o convey a plea to uphold the court’s rulings.  Read more»

'It was a big scare at that time,' Valentina Nez of Tonalea says, referring to the early days of the pandemic. She received a booster shot at the Tuba City Regional Health Care mobile medical unit.

Newly compiled data reveals how severely the COVID-19 pandemic impacted Indigenous communities in Arizona at the onset of the pandemic, and it shows how the community’s response helped reverse the trends in 2021.  Read more»

Little information is available so far on the government's probes, and U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz pointed recently to 'strengthening public trust' in the department as one of Garland’s biggest challenges this year.

Two years nearly to the day that they and colleagues ran for cover from an armed mob who stormed the seat of the U.S. government, Republicans will take the majority of a chamber on Tuesday. Read more»

The history, meaning and lyrics of "Auld Lang Syne" — just in time to impress your friends this holiday. Read more»

Pelé in a wheelchair in 2018 at the unveiling of his statue in Rio de Janeiro

My old biology teacher and soccer coach said that what Darwin was to biology, Pelé was to soccer. It’s hard to imagine how the game would have evolved had he not played. Read more»

Trump is the only president in recent history to have refused to make his tax returns public during his campaign, breaking over four decades of a presidential candidate tradition in which they voluntarily do so.

The House Ways and Means Committee released former President Donald Trump’s tax returns Friday morning, the long-fought result of a campaign over three years in the making. 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»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

The chapel at the west end of Pascua Cultural Plaza in Tucson.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is getting a portion of land back in Tucson that is culturally significant to the tribe after the U.S. Senate passed the Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act. Read more»

The development of tribal enterprises got a boost in the 1970s in part from federal programs, grants and loans - and that’s when state tax collectors came calling.

Courts have protected states’ ability to tax most economic interactions between tribal-run entities and non-tribal companies or individuals, a modern version of wealth extraction, treating tribes as lesser entities whose sovereignty can be ignored. Read more»

Victoria Gonzales holds a photo of her late son Adrian Shan Gonzales (right) standing next to her youngest son. Gonzales shared her story about her son’s slaying with the House Ad Hoc Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples on Dec. 19, 2022.

After hearing from Indigenous community members about how the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis has impacted them, the Arizona House Ad Hoc Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples outlined new recommendations for addressing the issue. Read more»

For many Christians, traditions such as Nativity scenes help represent their beliefs in a particularly powerful way: by picturing Jesus within their own culture.

Among the most common Christmas traditions are small sets of figures depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus that are displayed in individual homes, and around the world, it is common to see particular cultural and religious traditions incorporated into the Nativity scene. Read more»

Why did she do all the work while Santa got all the glory? What would happen if she delivered the toys?

The writers who created Mrs. Claus were not just interested in filling in the blanks of Santa’s personal life - the poems and stories about Mrs. Claus spoke to women’s central role in the Christmas holiday and also provided a canvas to explore contemporary debates about gender. Read more»

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