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Arizona's lethal irony

The death penalty is a serious issue, and a very ironic one. The very idea of punishing killing by killing does not make sense. It makes matters worse when payback can’t even be done correctly. This past week convicted murder Joseph Wood was put to death in an Arizona prison through the use of not-all-that-lethal injection.... Read more»

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John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: RTA profiled in-depth

Satish Hiremath, the mayor of Oro Valley and RTA chairman, and PAG Director of Transportation Services Jim DeGrood, along with RTA Director of Transit Services Carlos DeLeontalk about transportation in the Tucson region.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Battlelines drawn over sales tax measure

Monday on Buckmaster - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jeff Flake, currently a congressman, discussed his campaign. Plus, a look at the push to make permanent a one-cent sales tax dedicated to education.... Read more»

Feds lift forest, park fire restrictions

Following monsoon rains, campfires are allowed again in the Coronado National Forest and Saguaro National Park.... Read more»

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Gabby Mercer tripped up by social media Darwinism

On Sunday night, Republican CD3 congressional candidate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer posted a snide comment on her Facebook page, comparing food stamp recipients to animals. Perhaps her “base” loved it. Others did not.... Read more»

From the editor

Pardon our dust

Thanks to the folks at Simply Bits, we’re doing some upgrading to TucsonSentinel.com’s server this weekend. So you might see a glitch or two until we get everything worked out.... Read more»

Police take wait-and-see stance after immigration pact ends

Arizona police agencies said the loss of 287(g) state-federal partnerships might not be the critical blow to immigration law enforcement that some had feared.... Read more»

‘Prosecutorial discretion’ barely dents immigration case backlog

A year after federal officials announced a program of “prosecutorial discretion” aimed at reducing nearly 300,000 pending immigration cases, only 1.5 percent of the backlogged cases have been closed.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Barber on tough first Congress votes

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, TUSD board member Mark Stegeman, Richard Studwell inner city developer... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Better days ahead for Rio Nuevo?

The Friday Focus interview is with Fletcher McCusker, head of the Rio Nuevo Board. The Reporters Roundtable features Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

Got questions about Rio Nuevo?

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will help interview Rio Nuevo board chair and downtown investor Fletcher McCusker on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. If you want to know more about what’s up downtown, let us know your questions.... Read more»

Az ranks near bottom for per-pupil spending on grade schools

Arizona had the third-lowest per-pupil spending on public elementary schools in the country in 2010, topping only Utah and Idaho. Arizona schools spent an average of $7,848 per grade school student in that year, well below the national average of $10,615 per pupil.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: McSally hits her stride

CD2 Republican candidate Martha McSally and Nancy Young Wright, a Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Sales tax renewal measure headed for court

Today on Buckmaster-Ann-Eve Pedersen, head of the group backing the effort to renew the one-cent sales tax when it expires in 2013.... Read more»

Ron Barber to cultivate Oro Valley constituents

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will meet with constituents at the Oro Valley Farmers Market on Saturday morning.... Read more»

Az delegation follows party line health care repeal vote

Arizona lawmakers split straight down party lines Wednesday as the House voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, less than two weeks after it was upheld by the Supreme Court.... Read more»1

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