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El Jefe: Jaguar missing in action?

El Jefe, Tucson’s lone male jaguar, caught the attention of Arizonans while residing in a tree in Southeastern Arizona. But it’s been a year since trail cameras caught footage of the wandering jaguar.... Read more»

Monsanto pulls Pima property-tax proposal, preserves trade-zone plan

Dodging a potential thorn in the side of a federal Foreign Trade Zone application for a planned Marana greenhouse, controversial agi-biz giant Monsanto has withdrawn a proposal to pay Pima County less in property taxes while backing the FTZ bid.... Read more»

With coal-fired power costs high, TEP's Navajo Generating Station to close by 2019

The owners of the Navajo Generating Station in Page voted today to keep the plant operating until its lease ends in December 2019, pending agreement with the Navajo Nation on site reclamation. The coal-fired plant has been under financial pressure from historically low natural gas prices.... Read more»

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel Wednesday.... Read more»

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

One day before the new secretary of Homeland Security was scheduled to testify on border security, a Nogales business owner joined critics speaking out Monday against the Trump administration’s plans to continue the “militarization” of the southern border.... Read more»

Navajo power plant’s future uncertain, as natural gas costs fall

With record-low natural gas prices continuing to undercut coal, owners of the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station in Page could decide this spring whether they can afford to keep operating the plant or have to shut it down.... Read more»

Feds face Trump hiring freeze, with 100s of Arizona jobs vacant

With almost 500 vacant federal jobs in Arizona currently, many in the Department of Veterans Affairs, agencies are grappling with who’s in and who’s out. And lawmakers are keeping a wary eye.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Same as it ever was

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Here in the Sentinel newsroom, we'd rather watch the same old Youtube videos than check whether some rodent is having a bad hair day. Enjoy!... Read more»

Guest opinion

Grijalva: Stand up, enviros — More to fight for now than ever

Most of us who worry about environmental issues did not support Donald Trump for president. So now what? What should committed environmentalists, in Congress and in communities around the country, be preparing for?... Read more»

More cold, more ice: Freeze warning again Weds night

The National Weather Service is warning of another night of widespread freezing weather throughout the Tucson area, and to the west on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Temperatures could drop to 28 degrees in some areas.... Read more»

The icy temps cometh: Freezing forecast Tuesday for Tucson

The thermometer on your back porch could read as low as 28 degrees just before sunup, with the National Weather Service warning of freezing temperatures overnight throughout the Tucson area, and to the west on the Tohono O'odham Nation.... Read more»

1-3 ft. blizzard snows, high winds forecast for S. Az mountains Friday

While clouds and rain blanketed the valleys below, several inches of snow were falling on the mountains of Southern Arizona, with a strong winter storm forecast for Friday night. Up to three feet of snow may fall overnight, with winds hitting 50 mph, the National Weather Service said.... Read more»

Sheriff: White-out snow closes Mt. Lemmon

Only residents and employees driving 4x4 vehicles with chains were being allowed on the road up Mt. Lemmon on Friday morning, as "white-out" conditions made travel in the mountains hazardous. ... Read more»

Lawmakers: Obama won’t OK Grand Canyon monument before leaving

President Barack Obama will leave office Friday without declaring a new 1.7 million acre national monument around the Grand Canyon, Arizona lawmakers said this week.... Read more»

Could good, affordable housing solve farmworker shortage?

As farmers in the West face labor shortages, some are finding that providing affordable housing is key to getting the help they need.... Read more»

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