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Locals Asian Fred, Leigh Lesho and Marshal Man look back to the future with retro-influenced modern pop, folk and indie releases, plus weekly show listings and more in your TucsonSentinel.com music roundup. ... Read more»   

Job applicants continue to flood Arizona and most appear to land jobs fairly quickly, with the state adding positions faster than our population is growing. Even so, the unemployment rate blipped up slightly in September.... Read more»   

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»   

Lake Mead's dropping levels mean Arizona could lose its water allotment for the Central Arizona Project, which could lead to higher rates, and even restrictions. Conservation may be key to keeping water in everyone’s taps across the state.... Read more»   

It’s a cruel irony that Central American asylum-seekers flee the frying pan of violence and extortion in their home countries only to land in the fire that is Mexico, where robbery, shakedowns leave them desperate and broke by the time they reach the U.S. border. ... Read more»   

McSally had the moxie to charge "treason" but Sinema put her on the defensive repeatedly during Monday's debate. You could tell by McSally’s exasperated denials, as the Democrat’s brainy posture seemed to piss the Republican candidate off to no end.... Read more»   1

The Trump administration appears to be building the case for a new family separation policy just days after immigration officials in Arizona suddenly released hundreds of immigrant families, forgoing coordination and travel plans, and forcing advocates to scramble for help.... Read more»   

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»   1

Talen Spitzer was a healthy 10-year-old kid from Queen Creek a little more than two years ago when, in a matter of minutes, he lost control of his muscles and his hands were paralyzed. Talen was one of eight patients in Arizona since 2014 who have been confirmed victims of acute flaccid myelitis, which has no known cause.... Read more»   

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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Cost of drought: Less water from Lake Mead in 2020, higher rates

Lake Mead's dropping levels mean Arizona could lose its water allotment for the Central Arizona Project, which could lead to higher rates, and even restrictions. Conservation may be key to keeping water in everyone’s taps across the state.... Read more»

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Grijalva keeps resisting in Southwestern Arizona

The unabashedly liberal Democrat’s roots have gone through the caliche and into the bedrock of Southern Arizona politics but every two years the right thinks Raul Grijalva's about to go down. Wednesday's debate didn't bolster their hopes.... Read more»

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$100 million on table from Tucson-based venture capital funds

Within the past year, three investment funds have sprung up in metro Tucson to offer a total of about $100 million to local entrepreneurs with marketable ideas. And that has the economic development community salivating over the prospects of more jobs.... Read more»3

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