Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Jo-Ann Gehrels
  • Michael Fan
  • Karin Uhlich
  • Michael Holmes
  • Mark Kimble
  • Access Tucson
  • Google News Initiative
  • Humberto Lopez — HSLopez Family Foundation
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News

Congress passed a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill Monday night that's intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say it includes: Read more»

In green burials, bodies are placed in a biodegradable casket or shroud and buried directly in the ground, to naturally decompose. The green burial section of Santa Monica Woodlawn’s 'hybrid cemetery' was certified by the Green Burial Council in 2015.

As health care workers battle a coronavirus outbreak with a limited supply of personal protective equipment, the problem persists for those who bury the pandemic's dead. Read more»

Las funerarias, que ya conocen bien cómo prevenir enfermedades, están implementando protocolos aún más estrictos para manejar cuerpos infectados con el nuevo coronavirus.

A medida que los casos de COVID-19 se propagan por todo el país, modificando dramáticamente las rutinas de las personas, un número creciente de empresas, y familias, están cambiando la forma en que lidian con los muertos. Read more»

The funeral business looks to get a boom, in a dark pandemic turn.

The morbid reality is that one booming business during coronavirus pandemic looks to be mortuaries but the funerals themselves are scaling back. Read more»

At Sunwest Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory in El Mirage, the green burial sites are marked with a small tag instead of a tombstone.

Registered “green burial” sites have grown from one in 2006 to more than 300 across 41 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada. Read more»

Brad Hansen, president of Hansen Mortuaries, said funeral homes have had to adjust to consumer demand for less-involved and less-expensive final arrangements.

These days, most families opt just for cremation, a far less expensive alternative to a traditional funeral and burial. Read more»

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, wants state law to clarify who makes final decisions about what's done with remains of service members who die on active duty, saying that confusion can lead to lawsuits. Read more»