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A photo taken last week by a trail camera in the Huachuca Mountains may be of a previously unknown jaguar roaming Southern Arizona. The big cat captured in the picture may be a different individual than "El Jefe," the jaguar photographed in the Santa Ritas south of Tucson and the only known wild jaguar in the country.... Read more»   

Arizona is still about a month away from peak flu season, but medical experts are advising residents to get vaccinated “sooner rather than later” to head off an expected variant of the H1N1 virus.... Read more»   

Two human rights groups say that by chasing border crossers into remote areas, BP agents contribute to the number of people who die or disappear in the desert each year. In nearly 41 percent of missing-persons cases documented by No More Deaths and Derechos Humanos, someone was injured or killed during a BP chase.... Read more»   

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $5 million in a tractor-trailer on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»   

Neighbors of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport filed 24,247 complaints about noise at the facility in 2015, one of the highest rates among airports studied in a recent George Mason University report.... Read more»   

With a population of more than 80 bighorn sheep back at home in the Santa Catalinas, Arizona Game and Fish is now taking a more hands-off approach. The biggest change, announced this week, is that the agency will no longer hunt and kill mountain lions which prey on the sheep in the mountains just north of Tucson.... Read more»   

If a wall can't hold something back as simple as an invading Mongol horde, how in the name of Ghengis do we expect one to stop a force incalculably more powerful: attraction of supply to demand. It's like keeping boy away from girl. ... Read more»   

Do you love small businesses? Are you great at talking with people? Do you believe in buying local? Do you think a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson? TucsonSentinel.com seeks to expand our underwriting team with a few more creative and hard-working sales executives.... Read more»   

Border Patrol agents at three checkpoints in Southern Arizona arrested 12, including four U.S. citizens, and seized 740 pounds of marijuana this week, authorities said. Eight people were discovered in vehicles, hidden there by human smugglers.... Read more»   

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Advocates: Border Patrol chases contribute to desert deaths

Two human rights groups say that by chasing border crossers into remote areas, BP agents contribute to the number of people who die or disappear in the desert each year. In nearly 41 percent of missing-persons cases documented by No More Deaths and Derechos Humanos, someone was injured or killed during a BP chase.... Read more»

Opinion  

Never mind border wall, legal immigration system is the big fix

If a wall can't hold something back as simple as an invading Mongol horde, how in the name of Ghengis do we expect one to stop a force incalculably more powerful: attraction of supply to demand. It's like keeping boy away from girl. ... Read more»

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Legal experts: Trump has broad power to implement immigration policies

Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally by exercising the same executive powers he criticized President Obama for using, but fully implementing them would require funding that Congress would have to approve.... Read more»

Sports  

James goes wild with double-double for Pima's men's basketball

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team took an early advantage in their game against Eastern Arizona College and didn’t relinquish the lead on Wednesday at the West Campus. The Aztecs defeated the Gila Monsters 94-88, as sophomore Deion James had 21 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists.... Read more»

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Sedgwick's surprise win may be exactly what TUSD needs

Overnight, the stars aligned to change Rachel Sedgwick from a political asterisk into the most powerful newly elected leader between Oro Valley and Nogales. Good thing the woman may match the moment. The bickering school board couldn't ask for more than a curious, empathetic, tough new member.... Read more»3

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