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Saturday night's soccer match between Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers FC at Kino North Stadium (scheduled kick-off at 6 p.m.) will be very different than what you might see in a few weeks when the season starts. Here are some things to be on the look out for.... Read more»   

Longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Friday that he will step down in 2015. Dupnik, in office since 1980, advised listeners of the Bill Buckmaster Show that his oft-rumored retirement will soon take place. Dupnik's likely replacement is widely seen as being Chris Nanos, who was elevated to the long-vacant post of chief deputy early last year.... Read more»   3

Just in: Help us meet matching challenges before Saturday's deadline! Support TucsonSentinel.com's "Panorama de la linea," an unprecedented effort to capture a photograph from every mile of the Arizona-Mexico border — all 373.5 of them. You can contribute on Kickstarter, and join those who are supporting local indie news.... Read more»   

Following a review of Super Bowl security preparations, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson spoke in Phoenix, pushing against a perception that DHS has done little to combat border crossings as he urged Congress to increase funding for his agency. Johnson also said he approves of a court ruling to give Arizona driver's licenses to Dreamers.... Read more»   1

A bipartisan group of senators, including Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, moved to expand on the president’s overtures toward Cuba, introducing a bill Thursday to lift the ban on American travel to the communist country. ... Read more»   1

Local breweries face a dilemma: They can produce more beer. But if they do, they would have to close their restaurants. One state lawmaker wants to change that. ... Read more»   1

The consistent thread through Amy Mendoza's musical detours and travails is a sense of unfettered style and restless honesty, which was palpable as she told me about her latest project in a recent interview. Her proper debut record, "Suicide on the AM Dial," will be released Saturday at a show at The Flycatcher.... Read more»   

An immunization advocate says the current measles outbreak should be a wake-up call for Arizonans to get vaccinated. And for many it is. ... Read more»   

With seven confirmed cases of measles and an estimated 1,000 people believed to have been exposed as of Friday, health officials and advocates were urging Arizonans to take precautions.... Read more»   

In two days, Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized more than $2 million in drugs in separate incidents. ... Read more»   

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Sheriff Dupnik to resign this year

Longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Friday that he will step down in 2015. Dupnik, in office since 1980, advised listeners of the Bill Buckmaster Show that his oft-rumored retirement will soon take place. Dupnik's likely replacement is widely seen as being Chris Nanos, who was elevated to the long-vacant post of chief deputy early last year.... Read more»3

Arts & Entertainment  

Amy Mendoza: New lineup, new album

The consistent thread through Amy Mendoza's musical detours and travails is a sense of unfettered style and restless honesty, which was palpable as she told me about her latest project in a recent interview. Her proper debut record, "Suicide on the AM Dial," will be released Saturday at a show at The Flycatcher.... Read more»

Opinion  

Kickstarter deadline for Panorama: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

Just in: Help us meet matching challenges before Saturday's deadline! Support TucsonSentinel.com's "Panorama de la linea," an unprecedented effort to capture a photograph from every mile of the Arizona-Mexico border — all 373.5 of them. You can contribute on Kickstarter, and join those who are supporting local indie news.... Read more»

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Texas Dems set to play defense on immigration

After hitting immigration issues hard during their campaigns, Texas Republicans including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick are on the hook to kill in-state tuition for undocumented students. Its survival may come down to the business lobby, and wily House Democrats. ... Read more»

Sports  

Preview: SKC-Timbers match-up at Kino

Saturday night's soccer match between Sporting Kansas City and Portland Timbers FC at Kino North Stadium (scheduled kick-off at 6 p.m.) will be very different than what you might see in a few weeks when the season starts. Here are some things to be on the look out for.... Read more»

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Homeland Security chief bashes McSally-backed border bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sharply criticized a border security bill headed for a House floor vote next week, calling the legislation "extreme to the point of being unworkable." The measure includes an amendment pushed by Rep. Martha McSally that would require the Border Patrol to deploy closer to the U.S.-Mexico line.... Read more»6

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