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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»1

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July 4 fireworks pose wildfire danger, Arizona officials warn

As fire danger remains high across the state, with more than half a million acres burned this year, Arizona officials warn that fireworks could spark even more blazes and urge people to pick different ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.... Read more»1

Fireworks still on tap despite 'crazy hot, potentially dry' July 4th

With the pandemic winding down, cities and towns across the state are looking toward a more typical Fourth of July this year – and typical in Arizona means balancing fireworks against the potential for wildfire. ... Read more»

Tucson, towns to hold large Fourth of July firework celebrations

Tucson and some surrounding areas will be holding fireworks celebrations for the Fourth of July weekend, despite the high fire danger and blazes from fireworks on A Mountain in previous years.... Read more»

Free pet microchips available in advance of July 4

Free pet microchips will be available from the Pima Animal Care Center through July 1, with a morning walk-in clinic for the first 50 animals each day. The county animal shelter is gearing up for an influx of lost pets around July 4, officials said.... Read more»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

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»1

Officials: 'Recreate responsibly' outdoors over July 4 weekend

Pima County, the Forest Service and others are urging everyone to be safe during their July 4th celebrations, and take into account the active wildfire threat and COVID-19 pandemic. Most fireworks shows have been called off.... Read more»

Arizona has fewer wildfires than last year, but blazes are bigger

Arizonans this year are dealing with fewer wildfires than last year, but the fires are significantly larger. "From January 1st to July 10th, we’ve had 935 wildfires – that equates to 205,819 acres burned."... Read more»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

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»

Free microchips could help firework-frightened pets get back home

Pima Animal Care Center will be holding a free drive-through pet microchipping clinic June 16 to July 3, leading up to the July 4 fireworks that frighten many animals into fleeing their homes.... Read more»

Celebrate our free press on July 4: Give to nonprofit independent TucsonSentinel.com

As you celebrate Independence Day, please support the free press that is the bedrock of our democracy, and help underwrite your local nonprofit news site: the independentTucsonSentinel.com: www.tucsonsentinel.com/donate ... Read more»

Happy July 4! Read the full text of the Declaration of Independence

The full text of the Declaration of Independence: 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»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

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»

July 4, 1776

Happy Independence Day

The full text of the Declaration of Independence: 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»

Patriotic playlist: Songs for July 4

Here's a selection of some of the best songs about what American independence means, from Springsteen and Petty to 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»

Cut lighter fluid for tastier, greener grilling

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing smaller amounts of volatile organic compounds into the air — key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

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