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On a 3-2 party line vote, Pima County supervisors approved moving a Catholic-run shelter for released migrants into a vacant wing of the juvenile detention center — but not before hearing dissension over the plan from other groups that work with migrants.... Read more»   

If there was any question that Arizona’s 2020 Senate race would be one of the nation’s hottest, it was answered this week with an emphatic “yes” when second-quarter Federal Election Commission reports were released.... Read more»   

A jury will see most of the texts sent by a Border Patrol agent accused of running down a Guatemalan man with his patrol pickup and then lying about it, a judge ruled. Matthew Bowen called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh-t," and repeatedly used "tonk," a word widely known as a racial epithet.... Read more»   

Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires – The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.... Read more»   

Bonnie Allin, the CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority for 17 years, is out after a hastily called TAA board meeting today, in what sources characterized as a "firing."... Read more»   3

Sen. Krysten Sinema joined eight other senators in pressing immigration officials to spin up a pilot program that would streamline the asylum review process, and allow the Trump administration to deport migrant families within 15 days. ... Read more»   

Feverfew releases a powerful, primal debut album, the Regrettes add a dose of classic L.A. power pop to the garage punk zeitgeist, Ex-Cowboy returns to the stage and more, in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. ... Read more»   

It's too soon to tell if a proposed Tucson bypass is good for our city or something to be fought for the good of our summer-clad Pueblo. It's definitely worth getting the lowdown and asking questions.... Read more»   1

Christopher Cole, a leader in the Pima County Libertarian Party and frequent speaker at public meetings, died this week at age 69.... Read more»   

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Pima supervisors OK converting juvie center wing to shelter for asylum-seekers

On a 3-2 party line vote, Pima County supervisors approved moving a Catholic-run shelter for released migrants into a vacant wing of the juvenile detention center — but not before hearing dissension over the plan from other groups that work with migrants.... Read more»

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County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center

Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center into a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of released migrants have prompted debate, with activists calling the move a "non-starter," and supporters assailing "second-guessing that undermines the work."... Read more»7

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