A thriving business despite the pandemic

By Yasmin Acosta/El Inde In 2020, the food service industry was hit really hard by the pandemic and many restaurants did not survive. We have seen door after door close to the public temporarily — then sometimes permanently. On the other hand, there’s first-time restaurant owner, Carolyn O’Connor, and her year-old business, Ceres, which is…

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Ali

By Nicole Danigelis/El Inde Growing up, Nicole Danigelis’ best friend, Ali, was like a sister not just to her but also to her younger sisters, Michele and Alexa. Some of their happiest childhood memories were shared with Ali. In this story, the Danigelis sisters talk, laugh, cry, and remember these memories throughout their journey in…

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Through the eyes of Richard Olsenius

By Theresa Palmquist/El Inde It was the 1960s when Richard Olsenius swapped the Midwest for Manhattan, where he worked as a copy aide for Life magazine. He bought his first 35mm camera and took photographs for fun but dreamed of being a guitar player and songwriter.  That dream was short-lived when he signed up for…

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Tucson’s ubiquitous shopping cart

By Laura Fuchs/Arizona Sonora News Shaun runs the “cart master” during the morning shift at the Walmart on Wetmore Road in Tucson. The four-wheeled, battery-operated shopping cart pusher is controlled with a hand-held remote. Once he has the first steel cart in place, Shaun can nest up to 20 carts with a long red nylon…

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