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Blowing dust detours Interstate 10 in SE Az, again

A 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 in southeastern Arizona, between U.S. 191 and the New Mexico border, was closed Friday due to blowing dust from a field at milepost 376 near San Simon.... Read more»

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Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Arizona's 2014 economic forecast

Dr. George Hammond of the UA Eller College of Management joined Bill and financial planner Shelly Fishman in a discussion of 2014's financial outlook. Also, we talk about year-end giving with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation for Southern Az. Plus, a 2014 housing forecast from real estate expert Raj Kohli.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Az lacks educated & skilled workforce needed to truly compete

Arizona is not what it could be — not in education, not in economic development, not in immigration policy, or how we care for our children, our poor and our sick. In days gone by, Arizona built big things like canals and cities. We focused on our future. These days, we seem to be more interested in running out the clock than embracing the future. Tomorrow is not at the forefront of our thoughts; it lies dormant somewhere in the back of our mind.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Navigating the 'Season of Sweets'

The Monday Political Face-Off featureed commentators Vince Rabago and John Munger. Also, how will you handle the "Season of Sweets"? Jack Challem, the Nutrition Reporter, has some simple to follow advice.... Read more»

TFD: Cell-phone issues resolved for 911 calls

An issue that saw some 911 callers in Tucson unable to communicate with dispatchers has been resolved, officials said. Earlier Saturday, city officials said dispatchers could hear callers, but some callers on cell phones could not hear the 911 operators.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Doubling down on Az's dangerous development

One must give the Real Estate Industrial Complex credit for chutzpah. It will not go down with a whimper, but with a bang. And many fires. Or rather, Arizona. The elites behind the growth machine will be long gone, safely behind their gates and walls in more hospitable climes.... Read more»

More than 368,000 deported from U.S. in FY 2013

The Obama administration on Thursday announced that it deported 368,644 undocumented immigrants from the country during the 2013 fiscal year. That's a decrease from the 409,849 removals in 2012. But that didn’t stop advocates for immigration reform from immediately criticizing the president for his administration’s continued record-setting deportations.... Read more»1

Final broadcast: John C. Scott signs off

The last edition of the John C. Scott Show was broadcast on radio Friday, featuring news commentary and kudos to John by ITB's Mark Evans, Jimmy Zuma and TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, thanks from charity organizer Jesse Lugo, and a word from City Hall commentator Richard Studwell. Callers who thanked John for his years on the air included Ray Carroll, Byron Howard, Rick Grinnell, Bill Buckmaster and Joe Higgins.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD's Grijalva lays out 2014 agenda

Our Friday Focus interview was with Adelita Grijalva, president of the Tucson United School District Governing Board. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Mark B. Evans, editor of Inside Tucson Business, and Mari Herreras, staff writer at The Tucson Weekly. Weekend Watch was hosted by Matt Russell.... Read more»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: Digging into border news

In our immigration news roundup and border media criticism column, we're looking at a major Arizona Republic investigation into Border Patrol's use of force policies, new data on BP abuse of migrants, and a recent KGUN "report" on border security. ... Read more»1

Granite Mtn Hotshot families file $237M wrongful death claims

The families of 12 of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed June 30 in the Yarnell Hill Fire have filed notice of claims with the city of Prescott, Central Yavapai County Fire District, the Arizona Forestry Division, Yavapai County and four fire commanders seeking $237.5 million in damages.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will 2014 be the year for real immigration reform?

An interview with Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. Also, we talk Wildcat football and basketball with Anthony Gimino, sports contributor for the Buckmaster Show and TucsonCitizen.com.... Read more»

Hanging up the mic: John C. Scott Show leaving airwaves after 24 years

Legendary radio man John C. Scott will soon no longer be the senior statesman of local broadcasters. Radio station KVOI is pulling the plug on his news program after Friday's show, and Scott said he won't seek to move to another call sign after a run of 24 years on a number of Tucson stations. "I've been doing the broadcast thing for more than 50 years," he said. "I started when I was 16 and now I'm 71."... Read more»4

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Food Bank hopes to make holidays brighter for struggling families

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington contributor, called in from the nation's capitol with an update on governmental affairs. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, we talked with Bill Carnegie, director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and state Sen. David Bradley. And to close out the show, the Superstars of the UA College of Science series featured Dr. Andrew Cohen, UA Geosciences professor, discussing his work in East Africa.... Read more»

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Please join us for a celebration of whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 222nd birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending fourth birthday of TucsonSentinel.com. We look forward to seeing you, and raising a glass to the season and to our freedoms — especially a free press. ... Read more»

Videos: Gunfight kills 5 in Rocky Point

At least five people were killed in a tourist area of Rocky Point on Wednesday as a large number of Mexican federal police fought in a gun battle. At one point, a helicopter reportedly fired on a condominium complex in the Sandy Beach neighborhood. ... Read more»1

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