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KVOA's sinking teeth into stories while station's on the auction block, and backers of Pima County road bonds aren't paving the way to passage. El Chisme never sleeps when it comes to what's news for political people in the Old Pueblo.... Read more»   

Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented. ... Read more»   

The president rails about "fake news" to distract from inconvenient truths, but there is no alternative to a free press: democracies run on facts. Informed citizens are the foundation of our country's success.... Read more»   1

The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people" — a rebuke of the repeated declarations by President Trump.... Read more»   

Volunteers have been making the journey into Southern Arizona's remote deserts, up to five days a week, for more than a decade to drop off water and food supplies in a controversial mission to save the lives of migrants making the trek from Mexico into the U.S.... Read more»   

Arizona has added about 72,400 jobs over the year and metro Tucson, about 7,400, based on July state estimates. Hiring at restaurants and bars was especially strong in Tucson. The median home price reached $215,000 in July; close to its highest point in at least a decade..... Read more»   

Journalism is best when pursued with purpose. As an independent mission-driven nonprofit, TucsonSentinel.com aims to tackle our community's biggest issues. We shine a light on this town because we love it.... Read more»   

A proposal for a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson will be back in court this month as opponents challenge permits for the project, the latest twist in the battle over the Rosemont Mine.... Read more»   

Latinos can cross over, no matter what the party sachems say and yes, money matters. Let me show you how to buy a revolution for the price of a latte per month.... Read more»   

While many states still prohibit sharing photos of your ballot — as Justin Timberlake just learned in Tennessee — it's been legal in Arizona to fill out your early ballot and post photos of it on social media for a year, thanks to a change in state law.... Read more»   

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Santa Cruz River in jeopardy if int'l sewage pipe ruptures again, experts fear

Some residents of Santa Cruz County are warning that the pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture as it did during last year’s monsoon, when it spewed millions of gallons of waste into the Nogales Wash over seven days.... Read more»

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The good vibes of Tucson's Big Bad

Tucson band Big Bad is a jam among best friends who happen to be great musicians, plus: a ton of fun events this weekend, two late '80s icons with very different fan bases, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup.... 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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As goes Billy Kovacs, so go Pima Democrats

Billy Kovacs is going to lose. Billy Kovacs is the future of the Democratic Party in Southern Arizona. Reconciling those two truisms is the biggest challenge the party faces, here, statewide and nationally because they could use some new blood. ... Read more»6

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