Rural Resistance

Rural Resistance

I pull into Gadsden Coffee Co. on the outskirts of Arivaca, a rural town, 11 miles from the Mexico border.

Cultivating Community

Sock footed in the Islamic Center of Tucson’s prayer room, more than 30 people of various religious and cultural backgrounds

Give Me Your Huddled Masses

A 20-year-old Syrian refugee told his story to demonstrators holding signs that read "Refugees Welcome" and "No Muslim Ban,"

Rock Star

At any given moment, countless pieces of rock from outer space, the debris from long-ago collisions and explosions,

Culture Control

State Rep. Bob Thorpe, a Flagstaff Republican, has introduced three education-related bills at the Arizona Legislature that target social justice courses, and DREAMers and have spurred activists springing into action.

Health Appeal

The Affordable Care Act may not be perfect, but it probably saved Aaron Parkey's life.

From Global to Local

Not long after Election Day, Shauna Anderson created a Facebook event for a Tucson Women's March on Washington. She thought a couple dozen women would be interested. A little more than two months later, over 2,000 people have clicked "going."

Community Connections

Engel Indo started the year by paying a client's $750 rent. The previous week he helped a family whose house was destroyed in a robbery, brought Christmas baskets to families in need and gave away an Arizona Bowl ticket.

Freshman Orientation

Congressman Tom O'Halleran won the Congressional District 1 seat in last November's election.

Honor and Remember

We lost so much that day, but also saw how our community rallied together. People who had never met before suddenly had an unexplainable connection. Everyone wanted to help and everyone needed their neighbors, families and friends to start the healing process.

Dealing with the Devil

The Satanic Temple’s Michelle Shortt: “It’s a stance of the Satanic Temple that anybody who doesn’t conform—you know, if you’re a feminist, or an intelligent woman, if you celebrate your sexuality, if you’re gay, if you’re just different—somebody somewhere considers you a Satanist.”

Sweet Relief

The line for Syrian Sweets Exchange, 2.0 was wrapped around the block by 9:45 a.m., 15 minutes after it opened.

Escort Service

A group encircled a small altar, adorned with items representing sex workers who suffered violent deaths, targeted because of their profession.

Wage Rage

Minimum wage will climb to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, 2017, and to $12 an hour by 2020.

Waiting in Line

Approximately 883,647 immigrants live in Arizona, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and according to a Pew Research Center analysis, approximately 300,000 of them are undocumented.

Editor's Note

Learning and understanding history, as we know, is advantageous.

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