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Weekend music

Tucson band Trees Speak aims to mesmerize & confuse listeners

Lots of local bands want to catch your ear and make you get up and dance. Trees Speak aims to sow confusion. Plus: worshiping at the altar of The Church, the return of the Great Cover-Up, and more in your TucsonSentinel.com weekly music roundup.... Read more»

GOP tax plan: Who does it benefit?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Republican tax cut plan “raises taxes on [the] middle class,” while President Donald Trump claimed that “everybody’s gonna benefit” from a plan that “is for the middle class.”... Read more»

Border Patrol agent arrested for lewd conduct with minor

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Border Patrol agent at the Ajo Station two weeks ago based on a fugitive warrant issued by officials in California for charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in 2013.... Read more»

Court reinstates suit against Pinal deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

A federal appeals court said a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy must face a lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed man he shot twice in the back in Eloy in 2014.... Read more»

House advances bill to limit president’s creation of nat'l monuments

A House committee gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a Republican bill that would sharply curtail the Antiquities Act, which allows presidents to order the creation of national monuments.... Read more»

After 5 years, family of teen killed by Border Patrol agent frustrated by delays

Five years after the cross-border shooting death of 16-year old Jose Antonio Rodriguez, his family is tired and frustrated after delays that have kept the trial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz from beginning until at least March 2018. ... Read more»

If an Az resident harvests rainwater, will rebates come?

Tucson and other parched Arizona cities offer rebates for businesses and homes that harvest rainwater, but the practice struggles to gain momentum in the Phoenix area.... Read more»

Tail-waggers of the week: Frida & Lily

Meet a couple of the many great companions available at our local animal rescue groups: Frida and Lily.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Christy: New half-cent RTA tax could fund Pima County road repairs

County Supervisor Steve Christy: Repeal the just-passed property tax for roads and instead pass a countywide sales tax. "With our 'Just Fix the Roads' plan, the RTA can begin to conquer our deteriorating and failed roads."... Read more»1

Tiny home trend slow to grow in Arizona, but developers plan new projects

Despite growth, the the tiny house trend has struggled to gain a significant foothold in Arizona.... Read more»

A lawyer’s weapon against farm worker complaints: Deportation

In at least seven cases where workers accused his clients of mistreatment, attorney Anthony Raimondo asked immigration authorities if they would like to arrest the complainants.... Read more»1

Flake bill to shield DACA recipients has green card path, border funds

Sen. Jeff Flake unveiled a proposal Thursday that would extend some protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border security funding and new restrictions on who could be eligible for deferred deportation.... Read more»

Moala's monster game earns him WSFL Player of the Week honors

Pima Community College freshman Sam Moala earned recognition for his play in Saturday’s game at Eastern Arizona College.... Read more»

ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections

Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections: Flat tires. Broken headlights. Cargo that’s not secured.... Read more»

Rubberized highways, roofing cool urban heat islands in Az

Pavement originally built for durability and noise reduction can curb rising temperatures from urban heat islands – meaning the ribbons of freeways threading the Valley may lessen the effect of climate change, according to a new report.... Read more»

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