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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Friday that they’ve got the straight poop on an animal seen near the Grand Canyon, confirming that a gray wolf from the Northern Rockies is making a home near the North Rim. While biologists were unable to capture the wolf for testing, DNA analysis of the wolf’s scat showed that she is a member of the endangered species.... Read more»   3

Attorneys for Ron Barber wrote to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, asking him to delay the statewide election canvass. Both Pima and Cochise counties declined Barber’s requests to review more ballots. The Democrat trails Republican challenger Martha McSally by just 161 votes, and claims 167 ballots should be added to the count.... Read more»   

The Aggies ended the Wildcats’ season, winning the match 7-2. Arizona finished with a 11-8-2 record while Texas A&M advanced to the Sweet 16. “We ran into a really good team tonight,” coach Tony Amato said. “They were firing on all cylinders and it felt like everything they shot in the first half went in.”... Read more»   

While President Obama pressed Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform during a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday, attorney Margo Cowan was planning new legal pathways to blunt deportation orders for the two people now in sanctuary at Tucson churches.... 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»

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

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

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»   

More than 150 people gathered in front of the Mexican consulate in downtown Tucson on Thursday to protest the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher’s college in Mexico.... Read more»   

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Feds confirm gray wolf is roaming north of Grand Canyon

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Friday that they’ve got the straight poop on an animal seen near the Grand Canyon, confirming that a gray wolf from the Northern Rockies is making a home near the North Rim. While biologists were unable to capture the wolf for testing, DNA analysis of the wolf’s scat showed that she is a member of the endangered species.... Read more»3

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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

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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»

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No. 1 Texas A&M beats UA soccer 7-2

The Aggies ended the Wildcats’ season, winning the match 7-2. Arizona finished with a 11-8-2 record while Texas A&M advanced to the Sweet 16. “We ran into a really good team tonight,” coach Tony Amato said. “They were firing on all cylinders and it felt like everything they shot in the first half went in.”... Read more»

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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

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