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Republican bills aim to ax Clean Elections

If approved, the bills would have Arizonans decide whether to get rid of public financing for campaigns. Supporters of the bills say Clean Elections is ineffective. But opponents say the effort is an attempt to mislead voters. ... Read more»

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CAP official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017

A shortage would cut into Arizona's allotment to water from the Colorado, but the Central Arizona Project's deputy general manager says the state is a long way from seeing restrictions that would affect municipalities.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Code Pink is all about the green

The Code Pink protesters who had the gall to actually threaten one of the most esteemed and respected dignitaries in our nation’s history are a great example why modern protest movements almost universally fail, and why we need a renewed focus on civics education across the country.... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Soccer notes

Bonne chance, mon ami: Toia starts season in Montreal

Tucsonan Donny Toia has found a new stop in his soccer journey, this time in Canada. The 22-year-old will be playing for the Impact de Montréal, his fifth club in as many seasons.... Read more»

Kickstart the Panorama project: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

Just in: New stretch goals and matching challenges! Please support TucsonSentinel.com's "Panorama de la linea," an unprecedented effort to capture a photograph from every mile of the Arizona-Mexico border — all 373.5 of them. You can contribute on Kickstarter, and join those who are supporting local indie news.... Read more»

Experts: Treat heroin as a health problem, not crime

Treating the heroin epidemic as not only a law enforcement issue, but also a community health issue – is the approach touted last week to mayors from across the country who were at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington.... Read more»

Deferred action applications open next month

The federal government will begin accepting applications next month under the expanded rules for the deferred action from deportation program, officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Border agents rescue lost hunter

Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter Tuesday after family members reported him missing near Douglas. ... Read more»

SciCheck

Distorting climate change threats, solutions

Two potential Republican candidates for president distorted the facts about climate change and casually dismissed well-established threats and potential solutions.... Read more»

DHS chief: Congress must increase border-security funding

Following a review of Super Bowl security preparations, Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson spoke in Phoenix, pushing against a perception that DHS has done little to combat border crossings as he urged Congress to increase funding for his agency. Johnson also said he approves of a court ruling to give Arizona driver's licenses to Dreamers.... Read more»1

Arizona ‘beer bill’ would lift production cap for microbreweries

Local breweries face a dilemma: They can produce more beer. But if they do, they would have to close their restaurants. One state lawmaker wants to change that. ... Read more»1

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

ASU's new Kyl Center to study Az water

The Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy was established in November to address long-term issues with Arizona's water supply.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kirkpatrick: Az's influence grows with Ag Cmte appointment

In 1952, Truman was president, the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn, and I was a toddler in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 1952 also happens to be the last year that Arizona had any representation on the powerful House Committee on Agriculture. That's why it's good news for Arizona's farmers, ranchers and forestry workers that I was just appointed to the Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress.... Read more»

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