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Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»   

Now that everyone's a winner, how will the bruising election battle figure into the public service now required of Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema?... Read more»   

There'll be at least one open spot on Tucson's City Council in 2019, along with no incumbent mayor on the ballot and the possibility of other councilmembers seeking the top seat. Shirley Scott won't seek re-election after nearly a quarter-century in office.... Read more»   

Come celebrate the holiday season with a few drinks, a bite to eat and lots of healthy conversation, as we observe whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 227th birthday of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15), or the impending ninth (!) birthday of TucsonSentinel.com (Jan. 22).... Read more»   

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Border Patrol agents and Mexican law enforcement discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel in Nogales, Ariz., on Monday during a routine sweep. ... Read more»   

Lerua's Fine Mexican Foods, a Tucson fixture for 96 years, will close in early 2019 after the owners agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the value of the restaurant, which is slated for demolition as part of the Broadway widening project. ... Read more»   

Tucson's progress is worth noting because we've done better under Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's leadership, but the city still lags behind the rest of the country ways cities that don't want to lag. ... Read more»   

Gov. Doug Ducey should remember the power of incumbency should be earned, not awarded, But is the right to fill out late Sen. John McCain's term really a prize?... Read more»   

It’s harder to believe that everything is “fake news” when the journalist you meet at back-to-school night, your kid’s football practice, or in the local coffee shop is not just your neighbor, but someone who is also reporting on important local stories that you know to be true.... Read more»   

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McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat

Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

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The sonic mosaic of Tucson's Language Barrier

Language Barrier's Nirantha Balagopal weaves a sonic mosaic of loops and layered sound, plus: Ladytowne Live returns,Salem The Bear, Winter Break Kickoff, the Great Cover-Up begins, along with weekly gig listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»

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Update: Swartz found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Border Patrol shooting case

Jurors in the trial of Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent on trial in a cross-border shooting, found him not guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday. Jurors did not reach a verdict on a voluntary manslaughter charge.... Read more»2

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