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Many of the ideas Americans may think they know about the Declaration of Independence are wrong, and historian Woody Holton offers six surprising facts about the nation’s founding document – including that it failed to achieve its most immediate goal and that its meaning has changed from the founding to today. Read more»

More than 100 fire scientists, along with fire officials across the West, are urging people to skip the fireworks this Fourth of July - and to avoid other activities that could start a blaze - and instead celebrate in ways that keep summer skies smoke-free for as long as possible. Read more»

During the Fourth of July, the Pima County Animal Care Center takes in an increased number of pets. From July 1 - 3, they will offer free adoptions to clear the shelter. Read more»

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness Read more»

Just weeks after the largest fire in state history threatened eastern Arizona, some towns are proceeding with plans for Fourth of July fireworks — a decision they concede could raise some eyebrows. Read more»

Fourth of July will have a bit less bang and sizzle in Pima County this year. Citing the high fire danger, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an emergency ban on the use of fireworks. All violators will be arrested and booked into jail. Read more»

It may be the Fifth of July, but the Indpendence Day holiday isn't quite over for some. Here's a roundup of what's open and what's closed on Monday: Read more»

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness Read more»

It's usually the State Department that issues travel advisories, warning Americans about traveling in dangerous foreign lands like Afghanistan or, say, Mexico. But Wednesday, the ACLU began issuing travel advisories warning about trips to Arizona, citing SB 1070. Read more» 4