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Kickstarter deadline for Panorama: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

Just in: Help us hit triple our goal before Saturday's deadline! 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. Contribute on Kickstarter before time runs out.... Read more»

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Temps cool, but winds drive fire danger

While temperatures are forecast to be a bit cooler Wednesday, the Weather Service has issued a red flag warning and wind advisory, saying that gusting winds and dry conditions create a high fire danger, and warning that dust storms are possible.... Read more»

Can El Salvador’s gang truce hold?

El Salvador's vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical it will last.... Read more»

Tucson man gets 10 years for child pornography

A Tucson man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for accessing and viewing child pornography.... Read more»

Robbery suspects get less than $20, and a bag of chips

Pima County deputies are looking for two men suspected of robbing a Northwest Side convenience store last week.... Read more»

Guns killed more Arizonans than cars

More Arizonans were killed in firearms-related incidents in 2009 than in motor vehicle crashes, a new study said. While 809 people died in vehicle crashes, there were 856 gun deaths, a state-by-state analysis showed. A local gun-rights activist dismissed the call for more gun control: "You want them to be dangerous or they're no damn good."... Read more»2

Cell phone tower workers paying with their lives

Tower climbing, an obscure field with no more than 10,000 workers, has a death rate roughly 10 times that of construction.... Read more»

Isabel Celis

Police hope flyer brings new information in Celis case

Investigators working on the case of missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis will return to the girl's neighborhood and distribute a new flyer to residents and businesses in the hopes of gathering more information about her disappearance.... Read more»

Heat advisory, red flag warnings issued

Temperatures in Southern Arizona are again forecast to top 105 degrees on Tuesday, and the Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Wednesday, saying that gusting winds and dry conditions will create a high fire danger.... Read more»

Obama election-year pullbacks on safety, environment dismay advocates

Safety and environmental advocates say the Obama administration is sacrificing public health protections to blunt conservative attacks on government regulation. While it is common for candidates to move to the middle before an election, the shift has dismayed Obama supporters who had counted on a push for a raft of progressive reforms.... Read more»

'Asian unicorn' so elusive it may be gone

Just 20 years after the species was discovered (that's how elusive they are), wildlife experts say the population of the saola, known as the 'Asian unicorn,' may be facing extinction.... Read more»

Extreme heat kills 2 Tucson hikers

The heat in Southern Arizona has turned deadly in a manner that's more than metaphorical. Two women have died from heat stroke while hiking near Tucson over the past three days, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said.... Read more»1

Hot, hot, hot: Weather Service issues advisory as temps top 105

Thermometers in Southern Arizona are expected to top 105 degrees Monday, with some hitting 108, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory. The low-down: stay in the shade if you can't stay indoors.... Read more»

Report: States exonerate 2,000 people in last 23 years

The University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law on Monday released the first national registry of exoneration cases with data on more than 2,000 cases from the last 23 years. ... Read more»

Why Obama's Iran strategy is the best way forward

Even though halting Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions is an urgent priority, there is time for a disciplined approach and a serious and determined effort to resolve the situation diplomatically.... Read more»

Zetas cartel leader arrested in killings of 49

Daniel Elizondo, a leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico, was arrested in connection to the killings of 49 people whose decapitated and dismembered corpses were found dumped next to a highway last week.... Read more»

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