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What's open, what's closed for July 4

Independence Day is commemorated on the fourth day in July and that falls on a Monday this year. Many government offices and businesses will be closed.... Read more»

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Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4th

Here's a selection of some of the best songs about what American independence means, from Linda Ronstadt singing the National Anthem, to Springsteen and Petty and Funkadelic and the Beastie Boys. Is that freedom rock? Turn it up and celebrate, and sound off in the comments about your favorites.... Read more»

Light up your July 4 with fireworks, concerts & more

From a beer garden to jumping castles, there's something for everybody, with July 4 fireworks scheduled at several locations around the Tucson area.... Read more»

Fire restrictions lifted on Coronado, but fireworks never OK in Arizona's national forests

Coronado National Forest administrators have lifted fire restrictions ahead of the July 4 weekend but fireworks remain prohibited year-round. ... Read more»

Analysis

Sacred hares, banished winter witches & pagan worship – the ancient roots of Easter Bunny traditions

The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in American Easter celebrations, and the the origins of this mythical figure has taken a long and interesting journey from European prehistory to today. ... Read more»

Cdad. de Tucson cerrará oficinas el lunes, el Día de César Chávez

Las oficinas del gobierno de la ciudad de Tucson estarán cerradas el lunes para honrar los derechos civiles y al César Chávez, el líder de los United Farm Workers (Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos).... Read more»

Tucson city offices closed Monday for César Chávez Day

Tucson city government offices will be closed Monday to honor civil rights and United Farm Workers leader César Chávez.... Read more»

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

The Festival of St. Patrick began in the 17th century as a religious and cultural commemoration of the bishop who brought Christianity to Ireland. In Ireland, there’s still an important religious and cultural component to the holiday, even as it has simply become an excuse to wear green and heavily drink in the rest of the world.... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

City Council to vote on deal to bring jobs to Tucson; TUSD takes on sexual harassment

The Tucson City Council is slated to vote on incentives for a development of a 199,000 sq. ft. hangar at Tucson International Airport that will provide 50 jobs. Plus more in a quick look at what's planned for local government meetings this week.... Read more»

What's open, what's not on President's Day

President's Day is commemorated on the third Monday of February and that falls on Feb. 21 this year. ... Read more»

What's open, what's closed in Tucson on MLK Day

The Martin Luther King Holiday is commemorated on the third Monday of January and that falls on Jan. 17 this year, with standard-issue closures around Tucson area.... Read more»

Photos: Puttin' a (rain)bow on 2021

A wintery chill, a stiff breeze, the steady coming of the last night of 2021 — they were all forgotten about for a few sparkling moments on late Friday afternoon in Tucson, as a brilliant double rainbow soared over the city as the sun slipped down Gates Pass.... Read more»

The best way to follow through on your New Year’s resolution? Make an 'old year's resolution'

With the “old year” approach, perhaps you can sidestep the inevitable challenges that come with traditional New Year’s resolutions and achieve lasting, positive changes.... Read more»

What's open, what's not on New Year's holiday

New Year's Eve isn't typically a holiday but with the New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, many offices have Friday off as the holiday. ... Read more»

Restrictions on family contacts darken holiday season for inmates

“Needlessly cruel” limitations on contacts between incarcerees and relatives imposed since the outbreak of COVID-19 not only increase the chances of repeat offenses but have a negative impact on the emotional and physical health of family members.... Read more»

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Tucson Sentinel!

Whether you celebrate a specific holiday or prefer to mark the longer nights and chillier days of winter in some other way, as we near the end of the year, you have the best wishes of all of us at the Tucson Sentinel.... Read more»

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