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Wells: Legislature more concerned about haircuts than trimming charter-school spending abuses

So far this year the state Legislature has devoted more attention to who can blow-dry hair in Arizona than enhancing oversight and accountability for the more than $1 billion that flows annually from the general fund to our state's charter schools.... Read more»

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Press release

Beware storm damage contractor scams

Arizonans should beware scam artists who offer to repair storm damage, warns Attorney General Terry Goddard.... Read more»

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers may open center on Flowing Wells

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is doing a test run for a drop-off center in the parking lot of the recently closed YES Thrift Shop at 4650 N. Flowing Wells Road.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

NGO

Non-Christians need not apply at World Vision

The nonprofit World Vision prefers to hire only Christians, even as it receives hundreds of millions in federal funds. Should taxpayers foot the bill for religious groups?... Read more»1

What Apple's 'iTablet' could mean for Asia

Here's the latest chatter about the supply chain of the coming Apple gadget — if it really exists... Read more»

Comic:

Mad Men: No such thing as bad publicity for Al Qaeda

It's all about keeping the name in the news for Osama Bin Ladin and his Al Qaeda cabal. Even to the point of claiming miserable failures like the alleged underpants bomber as one of their own.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Life's but a walking shadow

Why feel the need to invest in an expensive mp3 player when you can pick up a talking, singing, footstep-measuring minstrel at most major retailers? And if you find one that speaks in an Elizabethan dialect, all the better!... Read more»

Walkup, Uhlich, Romero targets

City recall activists get down to business

A small group of political activists came out into the cold on Saturday morning. Spurred by radio talk shows and political blogs, they signed up to circulate petitions calling for a recall of Mayor Bob Walkup and council members Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero.... Read more»1

Comic: Conan O'Brien

Just call me Dick: Ebersol on Tonight Show follies

Too much has been written about NBC's ridiculous move pushing Conan out of the Tonight Show chair to bring back Leno.... Read more»

Health care

Health-care reform: Friend or foe? Area politicians split along party lines

I’m a little bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t exactly been following all the hubbub about health-care reform. I’m one of the lucky people that has pretty good medical insurance through my employer. But I also know there are a lot of people who aren’t so lucky. ... Read more»5

China v. Google: Beijing fights back

After days of circumspect near-silence amid an international debate on Chinese censorship and surveillance that began more than a week ago when Google threatened to quit its operations here, China came out swinging Friday.... Read more»

Bank bailout

FDIC chief got Bank of America loans while working on its rescue

Sheila Bair, one of the chief regulators overseeing Bank of America’s federal rescue, took out two mortgages worth more than $1 million from the banking giant last summer during ongoing negotiations about the bank’s bailout and its repayment.... Read more»

Hello world

Welcome to TucsonSentinel.com!

After months of planning and preparation, it’s time to take TucsonSentinel.com for a shakedown cruise. Help us break some champagne over the bow as we launch the good ship Sentinel.... Read more»10

Recall election

Rally to push Mayor, Council recall effort Saturday

Take Back Tucson, a group dedicated to recalling Mayor Bob Walkup and two City Council members, will be collecting signatures this weekend to aid in its efforts.... Read more»

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

There're two sides to every sign

Driving west on Valencia Road toward the casinos, I'm always amused by the many billboards announcing how much farther away they are. Each billboard seems so overtly promissory that all visitors will win and win big. This, of course, has often left me wondering: what do the other sides of the billboards advertise, for the gamblers who are returning to reality from their fleecings? I always forget to look.... Read more»

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