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Century-old Lerua's restaurant closing early next year for Broadway widening

Lerua's Fine Mexican Foods, a Tucson fixture for 96 years, will close in early 2019 after the owners agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the value of the restaurant, which is slated for demolition as part of the Broadway widening project. ... Read more»

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FactCheck: Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Oval Office spat

The Oval Office dustup between President Donald Trump versus Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi requires some factual parsing.... Read more»

ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students

ASU students, educators and Phoenix-area community organizations are trying to attract Chinese students to campus and the millions of dollars they sink into the state's economy.... Read more»

10 months into $267 million hiring program, CBP gained just a handful of agents

After 10 months and nearly $14 million, a consulting company given a $267 million contract to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection with recruiting has processed just two successful job offers. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama’s misleading oil boost

Former President Barack Obama's suggested he is responsible for the boom in U.S. crude oil production, but market forces and technological innovations played a much bigger role.... Read more»

FactCheck: Ocasio-Cortez’s misguided budget tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Grijalva, Dems have no choice but to investigate Trump admin's shenanigans

The Grijalva-Zinke spat is a small example of the question faced by Democrats as they suddenly have oversight power: Should legislative oversight equal executive shadiness, or does the the sheer scale of executive shadiness excuse it from accountability? ... Read more»1

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Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program, through the end of the year.... Read more»

Without Obamacare penalty, think it'll be nice to drop your plan? Better think twice.

Some people are likely to dump their health insurance because of a provision in last year’s Republican tax bill that repeals the Obamacare tax penalty, starting in 2019, by zeroing out the fines. But going without can be a "bad gamble."... Read more»

HSL adds Williams Center Hampton Inn to local hotel holdings

HSL Properties has added another hotel to its Tucson-area real estate holdings, buying the Hampton Inn at the Williams Center for $8.2 million.... Read more»

Aranda takes over from Marquez Peterson at Hispanic Chamber

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Lydia Aranda as its new permanent head. She was named as interim president of the business group in September, but Lea Marquez Peterson has now stepped down as CEO as well following her CD 2 election loss.... Read more»

Aerospace Parkway to close at UP crossing this weekend

The closure will allow the Union Pacific to upgrade the existing tracks and panels at the crossing and install new at-grade crossing panels to accommodate the widening of Aerospace Parkway. ... Read more»

Lemons out of lemonade: Citrus growers can't cash in on strong lemon market

The lemon market is hot but Arizona farmers are unable to expand into it because of urbanization and drought. ... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Fisherman struggle to maintain livelihood and porpoise population

Fishing has been the lifeblood of this 5,000-family village for a century but gillnets were banned here four years ago to protect the vaquita marina. With fewer of 30 of the little porpoises left. ... Read more»

UA Optical Sciences gets $20M 'transformative' donation to hire at least 10 new professors

UA's College of Optical Sciences will receive $20 million as part of an endowment from the college's founding dean, James C. Wyant, to hire and support 10 new faculty chair positions, the largest grant of its kind in university history. ... Read more»

Vaquitas Last Stand: Saving a porpoise by protecting a fish

Chinese demand for illegally hunted totoaba in the Sea of Cortez has snared vaquitas — an endangered species of porpoise — in gillnets, driving their numbers down to 30 in the wild, if not lower. ... Read more»

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