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Metro Tucson ended 2017 with a job growth of a scant .5 percent – about 1,900 jobs. But those numbers are likely to shift upward after the state revises them to correlate with more concrete federal employment numbers. Results will be released in March.... Read more»   

Lowlife's "Concept Rock," a Saturday filled with rock and roll adventure, and metal...for the kids! Plus more in your weekend music update from Tucsonsentinel.com.... Read more»   

As congressional lawmakers were wrangling over a deal Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday budget deadline, about 200 DACA advocates were urging Congress to include protection for “Dreamers” as part of any budget bill.... Read more»   

Arizona education scrapes the bottom ranks in the nation, receiving a D+ for school funding and the poverty achievement gap in an annual report card released Wednesday.... Read more»   

The Rogue is the only theatre company in Tucson — and, I would guess, one of the few in the country — with the aesthetic sensibility, technical proficiency, resident ensemble and dramatic chops to undertake an earnest production the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel.... Read more»   

Tucson restaurant El Guero Canelo's unpretentious cross-border fusion — a hot dog wrapped in bacon and laden with beans and condiments — has been given a national honor: one of five 2018 America's Classics from the James Beard Foundation.... Read more»   

Supervisor Ally Miller was named a Local Hero by the Koch brothers-connected Americans for Prosperity this week, receiving a taxidermied specimen of the mythical creature of the Southwest deserts, the jackalope. ... Read more»   

This year's 10-day Tucson Jazz Festival will feature performances from Sheila E., Spyro Gyra, Hypnotic Brass, Diane Schuur, along with a free 12-hour-long music showcase Downtown on Monday.... Read more»   

Mexican attitudes toward Americans have gone through a “stunning reversal” since the election of President Trump, with most Mexicans holding an unfavorable view of the U.S. for the first time ever.... Read more»   

Martha McSally can't promise she's tough enough to tell it like it is when she makes excuses for Trump and coddles his base. That's either PC, BS or both. For a woman who prides herself on candor, she sounds like a politician.... Read more»   1

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No More Deaths volunteer arrested, charged with harboring immigrants

A member of No More Deaths faces a felony charge after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, just hours after the Tucson humanitarian group released videos showing agents destroying water and food left for those crossing Arizona's deserts. ... Read more»

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Protective amnesia: Shutdown debate ignores 'wall' already on the border

For what it's worth, we have a wall on the border now. Fence … wall … it's all semantics. Don't think "Rent-a-Fence" It's big, vertical and and there are almost 400 miles of it. Rebrand it, extend it if we must to fix up the "Dreamers," get some kids to the doctor and go back to work. ... Read more»

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