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Live weather radar

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

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Listen to children just separated from their parents at the border

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents last week by immigration authorities, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.... Read more»

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

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

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County moves to get itself sued to fight Ducey's sneaky TUSD tax hike

Pima County has voted to force the tax issue — on the state, TUSD or itself. Either way, someone is getting sued over a property tax hike that looks as illegal as a careening U-turn on I-10.... Read more»

Video allegedly shows Border Patrol running man down near Tohono O'odham village

Video uploaded to Facebook on Thursday allegedly shows a Border Patrol vehicle hitting a Tohono O'odham man on the nation near the village of Topawa. ... Read more»

Nearly 2,000 kids separated from parents in six-week period

Trump administration officials have separated 1,995 minors from parents or guardians in a six week period, a Department of Homeland Security official said Friday. ... Read more»

Weekend music

Introducing Tucson's 'cowgoth' band, the Paris Accord

Ladies and gentlefolk, allow me to introduce Tucson's newest (and possibly only?) "Cowgoth" band. Behold: the Paris Accord. Plus, DIY musical pioneer Wreckless Eric, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekend music roundup.... Read more»

More than 400 Tucsonans protest separation of families at U.S.-Mexico border

As fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents accelerates, more than 400 people in protested in Downtown Tucson, one of dozens of rallies planned nationwide. ... Read more»

Construction & manufacturing jobs continue to soar in Arizona

Construction and manufacturing comprise only about 12 percent of all jobs in Arizona, but they gave the state 31 percent of its new jobs over the past year. Residential construction is especially strong. Metro Tucson recorded 426 new housing permits in April. But federal tariffs and rising mortgage rates could hurt construction.... Read more»

Tribal affairs agencies make progress, not enough to satisfy senators

Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are making progress toward fixing management shortcomings that landed them on a list of “high-risk” agencies, but not enough progress to satisfy some senators.... Read more»

House leaders derail plan to force vote on bipartisan immigration bills

House leaders this week derailed an attempt by Democrats and moderate Republicans to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, announcing instead that they will bring two Republican bills to the floor.... Read more»

30 parents & their kids protest family separation at McSally's office

About 30 parents and their children held a "play-date" at Rep. Martha McSally's office in Tucson to protest the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents as part of a new "zero tolerance" policy along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»

Update: BP agent shot near Arivaca wounded multiple times

A 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol was shot multiple times at close range by an unknown number of people while responding to a sensor hit south of Arivaca early Tuesday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

ICE chief defends arrests as ‘focused on criminals,’ advocates disagree

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended his agency against charges of racism, saying that 89 percent of those arrested last year by ICE have a criminal history.... Read more»

Obama Foundation launches community organizing initiative in Phoenix

The Obama Foundation launched its first Community Leadership Corps in Phoenix over the weekend, a six-month program designed to help young people bring about change in their communities.... Read more»

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