Arts and Culture

Mission Library renamed in honor of Richard Elías

Oct 22, 2020 The longtime Pima County supervisor died in March.

Saguaros destroyed at national park

Oct 16, 2020 The vandalism happened around Oct. 3, rangers say.

NPS closes route to Quitobaquito Springs

Sep 29, 2020 Closure comes a day after O'odham leaders held a cross-border ceremony at the spring.

Stand off with Border Patrol, National Park Service ends in scuffle with Indigenous-led demonstrators

Sep 22, 2020 O'odham organizers and their supporters stopped construction for over five hours at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

All Souls Procession canceled

Jul 6, 2020 November event will go virtual "for the health and safety of the community"

Pima County health officials outline holiday weekend precautions

Jul 2, 2020 Face masks and social distancing are a must for July 4 gatherings.

AZ Indigenous Peoples' Caucus urges state to rename Columbus Day

Jun 24, 2020 The group said the move would contribute to other movements fighting for racial, social and historical justice.

Celebrating Juneteenth during a pandemic

Jun 19, 2020 Though Tucson had to cancel its event, an organizer says the day is still an opportunity to honor Black independence, culture and family.

Pandemic increases need for youth emergency shelter

May 1, 2020 Staff say more kids need a safe place as stress, unemployment and domestic violence increase during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lawmakers and advocates push back on wall construction during pandemic

Apr 25, 2020 Groups say project funding should be used on COVID-19 supplies and relief.

Funeral home adapts, scales back ceremonies amid COVID-19 outbreak

Apr 17, 2020 How the pandemic is changing long-held traditions and rituals.

Tucsonans hear Banner Health's call for homemade masks

Apr 16, 2020 The Banner Health Foundation hopes to receive 100,000 "social comfort masks" for employees not working with COVID-19 patients.

Tucson homeless shelter for women adapts services during outbreak

Apr 13, 2020 Sister Jose Women's Center has suspended some activities and closed its shelter to new residents but is still providing food.

Remembering Richard Elías

Apr 2, 2020 Tucson Mayor Regina Romero calls Elías' death a 'huge loss.'

Painting studio moves online as COVID-19 forces businesses to close or evolve

Mar 30, 2020 The 8-year-old Creative Juice is offering free classes on Facebook, as many businesses adapt to closures and distancing measures.

Border residents brace for change with approach of closure to nonessential travel

Mar 20, 2020 Both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in Douglas were left wondering what comes next as the Friday night restriction neared.

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