Sponsored by

President Obama’s announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won’t have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»   1

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: “Here’s the deal ... you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.”... Read more»   

Two Arivaca residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, accusing the Border Patrol of violating their First Amendment rights in blocking attempts to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency.... Read more»   2

Support high-quality journalism as a donor to TucsonSentinel.com. As a nonprofit news organization, we rely on support from readers like you to continue to report on what’s important to Southern Arizona. Give a one-time donation or a monthly subscription to sustain local reporting that matters.... Read more»

Eight days after she joined other mothers fasting for immigration reform, former Arizona resident Alejandra Sanchez broke her fast as the president unveiled his own plans on immigration reform. But while the fast is over, the hunger strikers said the fight for reform is not.... Read more»   

Following questions raised by TucsonSentinel.com about whether a performance by Bill Cosby would be held as scheduled, Desert Diamond Casino said that the Feb. 15 show has been cancelled. Allegations by multiple women that Cosby sexually assaulted them, including statements that he drugged and molested or raped some, have gained increasing attention over the past week.... Read more»   5

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has been elected by House Democrats as the ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee. “Our environmental protections will be challenged like never before under the Republican-controlled House and Senate, but under my leadership, Natural Resources Democrats will ensure the protections that took generations to build up will not be torn down,” said Grijalva, the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.... Read more»   4

Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly, is stepping down to take a position with Visit Tucson, the nonprofit tourism promotion agency. Gibson announced the move on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, saying he’ll leave the desk at the alt-weekly later this month.... Read more»   

Health care navigators in Arizona said they learned a lot in the bumpy rollout of Obamacare and are ready to apply those lessons when open enrollment kicked off again Saturday. They say they are more language-ready and better able to reach out to underserved communities.... Read more»   

Thanks to

Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Miller McPherson
  • Gawain Lavers
  • Steve Elliott — Cronkite News Service/ASU
  • Ryan Flannagan — Nuanced Media
  • Betty Blue's Junk Shop
  • Access Tucson
  • Dylan Smith
  • Lester Bangs
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & many more!

Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Major support provided by

Media partners

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Investigative News Network

Local news  

Obama gives 'sense of excitement' for those in sanctuary

President Obama’s announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won’t have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»1

Arts & Entertainment  

Casino cancels Bill Cosby show as rape allegations garner attention

Following questions raised by TucsonSentinel.com about whether a performance by Bill Cosby would be held as scheduled, Desert Diamond Casino said that the Feb. 15 show has been cancelled. Allegations by multiple women that Cosby sexually assaulted them, including statements that he drugged and molested or raped some, have gained increasing attention over the past week.... Read more»5

Opinion  

Enforcement overdrive has overloaded the immigration courts

Over the past two decades, the United States has put immigration and border enforcement into overdrive, while not allocating adequate resources to the immigration court system. This mismatch leads to long backlogs and delays.... Read more»1

Nation/World  

Video & full text of Obama's immigration speech

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: “Here’s the deal ... you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.”... Read more»

Sports  

Pima men's soccer ends 'year to remember' with tourney loss

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team couldn’t stop Tyler Junior College in the second half on Thursday in the final game of Group D play in the NJCAA National Tournament. “It was a terrific year for us,” coach Dave Cosgrove said. The Aztecs finished the season with a 21-5-1 overall record and a 12-1-1 tally at home.... Read more»

Most Commented  

Supes OK count as Barber alleges ballots improperly rejected

The Pima County Board of Supervisors rejected Tuesday a bid by Ron Barber to delay the canvass of the Nov. 4 election. The congressman's campaign — on the losing edge of a 161-vote margin with a recount in the offing — said that 132 Pima voters had their ballots tossed out because poll workers "failed in their duty."... Read more»10

Sponsored by
  • A
  • A
  • A
Show previews