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In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago.... Read more»   

Tucson band Mute Swan keeps the shoegaze torch lit. Plus, Exbats with Weekend Lovers and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup.... Read more»   

Voter participation is eroding across the U.S. and the situation in Arizona is a crisis, according to a study by ASU. The poor, minorities and young adults who would benefit the most by voting are the very groups that participate the least.... Read more»   

A federal judge has dismissed charges filed against a Tombstone-area man, who was shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint last summer.... Read more»   

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say.... Read more»   

"Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant."... Read more»   1

Justice Anthony Kennedy was the lone swing vote who saved democracy from the partisan lust of the Arizona Legislature. Trump's nominee Kavanaugh fits nicely in the Originalist Bloc that will swing the power to control elections back to Phoenix. ... Read more»   1

More than a dozen state legislators toured the Southwest Key shelter in Tucson, where nearly 300 children are staying as part of an contract with Health and Human Services, including 73 kids who were separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy. ... Read more»   

A stock tough-on-the-border message from Martha McSally comes with a depiction of a soldier that's a bit unfamiliar. Instead of a National Guard member, it shows a figure armed with an AK-74, sold by a Ukrainian photographer, and falsely implies that armed troops are on patrol.... Read more»   1

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here's what we're looking for, and what we're not.... Read more»   

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Pima Dems disavow CD 2 candidate Yuksel after dismissive reaction to rape claim

In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago.... Read more»

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FC Tucson women advance in playoffs; Men squeak into postseason

FC Tucson’s women’s side is one step closer to the Women’s Premiere Soccer League championship after an emphatic 3 - 0 win over Fresno FC. The men’s side won a place in the playoffs after a loss by Ventura County.... Read more»

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Yuksel flees questions about rape claim, but won't quit CD 2 race

CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel held a press conference Sunday to call "false" allegations that he sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl when he was a teenager. He announced he was staying in the Democratic primary, and first ran from questions before returning — to again dodge answering.... Read more»2

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