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With all the decisions Elon Musk has made since he took the platform over, it almost seems like he wants to destroy Twitter. And it almost seems like he wants to destroy this nation. Read more»

No politics today, please! Read more»

In American English, many of the expressions of gratitude are couched in transactional language that involves expressions of personal indebtedness.

Languages around the world have their own unique words and expressions for saying “thank you,” and these expressions reveal very different assumptions about how human beings relate to one another and about the world we collectively inhabit. Read more»

Today’s Thanksgiving – with school kids’ construction paper turkeys and narrative of camaraderie and cooperation between the colonists and Indigenous Americans – obscures the more tragic legacy of the early 17th century.

Remembered and retold as an allegory for perseverance and cooperation, the story of the first Thanksgiving has become an important part of how Americans think about the founding of their country - but what happened four months later is far more reflective of the country’s origins. Read more»

Turkeys have always been a fixture in the holiday’s marketing.

Almost 9 in 10 Americans eat turkey during Thanksgiving, and it has more to do with how Americans observed the holiday in the late 1800s than which poultry the Pilgrims ate while celebrating their bounty in 1621. Read more»

Dr. Theresa Cullen, director of the Pima County Health Department, talking to reporters about increased cases of respiratory disease heading into the Thanksgiving weekend.

Respiratory viruses such as RSV, COVID-19 and the flu are spreading at higher rates than normal for this time of year, and people be cautious during Thanksgiving weekend, Pima County health officials said. Read more»

The Salvation Army Tucson will serve their annual Thanksgiving community meal this year.

As Thanksgiving Day is nearly here and various organizations in Tucson will be providing free meals to people who can't afford making their own or have no place to go. Read more»

Dr. Theresa Cullen (pictured in this May file photo) talked to reporters on Wednesday about the Omicron variant and the decrease in the COVID cases and infection rate during the past week.

The new Omicron variant is expected to soon arrive in Pima County, and new COVID-19 infections will increase even before that as people are exposed during holiday gatherings, Pima County Health Director Theresa Cullen said. Read more»

The average price of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people is $53.31, up $6.41 from last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual price survey. The higher prices are pretty much across the board: turkey, cranberries, frozen dinner rolls and pie crusts. Read more»

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I regret to inform you that there’s a multidrug-resistant salmonella outbreak running rampant in the nation’s poultry industry. Read more»

This Thanksgiving every American should all be thankful for immigrants. Immigrants are the artery that keeps the heart pumping in this country. Read more»

Pima County sheriff's deputies will be out to nab driver's under the influence.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will step up enforcement of Arizona's drunk-driving laws this weekend. Read more»

Tucson city offices are closed for the Thanksgiving and Thursday trash and recycling collection will be moved back a day.

Government offices — like the city of Tucson's — will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. Read more»

Thanksgiving air traffic to Tucson International Airport is returning to pre-pandemic levels but travelers are asked to allow for extra time for safety and security protocols.

As Tucson air travel returns to prepandemic levels, passengers with plans to fly from Tucson International Airport are asked to allow extra time for safety measures. Read more»

'Our passenger number has been steadily going up since the start of the pandemic,' says Greg Roybal, Phoenix Sky Harbor public information officer. 'We’re expecting plenty of travelers on Thanksgiving, and hopefully that means plenty of traffic for Christmas time, too.'

Thanksgiving is historically the busiest time of the year for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and despite the lingering effects of the pandemic, airport officials expect that to be the case again next week. Read more»

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