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Pima men's soccer ends 'year to remember' with tourney loss

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team couldn’t stop Tyler Junior College in the second half on Thursday in the final game of Group D play in the NJCAA National Tournament. “It was a terrific year for us,” coach Dave Cosgrove said. The Aztecs finished the season with a 21-5-1 overall record and a 12-1-1 tally at home.... Read more»

Women give up immigration fast, but not fight

Eight days after she joined other mothers fasting for immigration reform, former Arizona resident Alejandra Sanchez broke her fast as the president unveiled his own plans on immigration reform. But while the fast is over, the hunger strikers said the fight for reform is not.... Read more»

Some politicians hail Obama immigration plan, others cry #fail

Arizona politicians had mixed — and predictable — reactions to President Obama’s announcement of new immigration enforcement priorities, and an expansion of deferred action from deportation. Ranging from welcoming the move as “a turning point” to calling Obama “a tyrannical king,” here are comments from members of Congress and others.... Read more»1

Obama gives 'sense of excitement' for those in sanctuary

President Obama’s announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won’t have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»1

Video & full text of Obama's immigration speech

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: “Here’s the deal ... you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.”... Read more»

Campaign signs should already be gone

With Wednesday’s deadline to pull up stakes on campaign signs having passed, there shouldn’t be any more election messages attracting your attention as you drive across town. City and county workers will remove left-over signs if they’re reported.... Read more»

Analysis

How deferred action improved lives of undocumented youth

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has had an enormous effect on the lives of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people and their families, but more needs to be done.

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Casino cancels Bill Cosby show as rape allegations garner attention

Following questions raised by TucsonSentinel.com about whether a performance by Bill Cosby would be held as scheduled, Desert Diamond Casino said that the Feb. 15 show has been cancelled. Allegations by multiple women that Cosby sexually assaulted them, including statements that he drugged and molested or raped some, have gained increasing attention over the past week.... Read more»5

FCC plan adds billions for school Internet connections

After months of pleas from the nation’s school leaders, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission agreed Monday that billions more dollars each year are needed to improve school and library Internet connections.... Read more»

FactCheck

The great Obamacare premium debate continues

Rep. Michele Bachmann wrongly claims that we’re seeing “huge increases” in employer-sponsored plans, while President Obama touts historically low health care inflation, which experts say is mainly due to the slow economy, not the health care law.... Read more»

LGBT groups demand to be included in immigration reform

As others continued to rally at the White House for immigration reform, members of gay and immigrant groups had their own message for President Barack Obama: Don’t forget about us. It came as Obama said he will move forward on his own on immigration reform.... Read more»

BP suit alleges 1st Amendment violations at Arivaca checkpoint

Two Arivaca residents filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, accusing the Border Patrol of violating their First Amendment rights in blocking attempts to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency.... Read more»2

Az lawmakers await details of Obama’s immigration plan

Arizona lawmakers were holding their fire after President Obama said he would unveil plans for executive action on immigration reform - but previous statements leave little doubt where they stand, with Democrats criticizing delays and the GOP chiding his “overreach.”... Read more»

Grijalva tapped as Dem leader on Natural Resources cmte

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has been elected by House Democrats as the ranking member on the Natural Resources Committee. “Our environmental protections will be challenged like never before under the Republican-controlled House and Senate, but under my leadership, Natural Resources Democrats will ensure the protections that took generations to build up will not be torn down,” said Grijalva, the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus.... Read more»4

Aztec men's soccer wins first game in nat'l tournament

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (21-4-1) were in a tight match on Wednesday in their first game of the NJCAA National Tournament in Prescott. The No. 5-seeded Aztecs defeated No. 9 Community College of Baltimore County-Essex by a score of 2-1.... Read more»

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