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Douglas slams Common Core, AzMERIT test

Newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards a federal mandate that hurts Arizona schoolchildren. She said AzMERIT, which is replacing the AIMS test, was adopted with too little public input.... Read more»

Border agents seize $1.1M in marijuana over weekend

Border Patrol agents working in the desert corridor west of Tucson seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million over the weekend and arrested six Mexican nationals for smuggling, officials said.... Read more»

Mayor proclaims Thursday as TucsonSentinel.com Day

In recognition of the fifth anniversary since we began full-time publishing, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has proclaimed Jan. 22, 2015, as TucsonSentinel.com Day. “To have an independent voice in the community who answers really only to his passion and his staff’s passion to get news right, it really is important for our community and that’s why we’re celebrating TucsonSentinel.com.”... Read more»4

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»

Douglas: Arizona's 'state of education is poor'

Diane Douglas delivered her State of Education speech Wednesday in Phoenix. The state schools chief didn’t directly address Arizona’s crisis in education funding, but declared that the “current state of education in Arizona is poor.”... Read more»1

Az lawmakers find some good, some bad in State of the Union

Most members of Arizona’s congressional delegation said they found something to like in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday – and some areas where they thought it came up short.... Read more»2

McSally backing plan to fund permanent Nat'l Guard border deployments

The U.S. Border Patrol would have greater freedom to patrol federally protected lands, and the National Guard would be fully funded for permanent border security operations if a key Texas Republican has better luck on immigration legislation with a new Congress. Rep. Martha McSally is also signing on to the Secure Our Borders First Act.... Read more»1

Comic: The special relationship

The Beeb in Tucson

A mobile bureau of the BBC is spending a few weeks in Tucson, in “an immersive journalism experiment”.... Read more»

Want to go to Cuba? 6 tips to decipher the new rules

The U.S. government’s new regulations to travel to Cuba are confusing as they change the rules but not the law.... Read more»

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New generation embraces heroin, but youth doesn’t lend itself to treatment

Heroin is experiencing a renaissance. Fueled by easy access to opiate painkillers, a new generation of heroin addicts has emerged. They are young, white and suburban. But the hallmarks of youth, risk taking and impulsive behavior, do not lend themselves to treatment.... Read more»

Colorado River has $1.4 trillion economic impact on region

Without water from the Colorado River, Arizona’s gross state product would drop by more than $185 billion in a year and the state would lose more than 2 million jobs, says a new report. It says there are more than 16 million jobs in seven-state basin that are linked to the river.... Read more»

Mexican troops arrest alleged cartel gunman over student disappearances

It was the latest of nearly 100 arrests in the investigation into the abduction, and suspected killing, of 43 students in September.... Read more»

BBC Pop Up bureau stops in Tucson

A mobile bureau of the BBC is spending a few weeks in Tucson, and is asking for input on what local stories they should share with their global audience. Tucson is one of six stops for BBC Pop Up, a crew of reporters who just spent a frozen month in Sioux Falls, S.D.... Read more»1

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr., who has been gone longer than the 39 years he lived, but his impact remains. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.”... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

Video: “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.”... Read more»

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