Modern-day metaphysical: The Ninth House

By Bellah Nelson/El Inde Over 50 years ago, Ann Stewart, a 47-year old teacher from Flowing Wells, Arizona, was fired for allegedly teaching witchcraft to her high school English students. Stewart had long ash-blonde hair and a widow’s peak—a V-shaped hairline that is passed on genetically. Her eyes were blueish-green and her favorite colors to…

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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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The final (plastic) straw? Tucson company does brisk business making designer glass drinking straws

Story and photos by Kirshana Guy/Arizona Sonora News In 2011, a nine-year-old boy in Vermont named Milo Cress undertook widely credited research which estimated that Americans use approximately 500 million plastic straws every day. He did this by simple reporting: he called manufacturers of plastic straws and asked for production estimates. One result was a…

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