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Yuma saw nation’s biggest surge as Obamacare enrollment wound down

Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.... Read more»

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Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. But the U.S. president, a fierce advocate for gun regulation, has money in a pension fund that holds stock in gun and ammunition companies. ... Read more»

White House adds $1.1 billion to budget to fight opioid, heroin abuse

The White House said Tuesday that it will include an additional $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2017 budget request to help states battle prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.... Read more»

Obituary

Longtime newsman Forrest Carr dies

Forrest Carr, a longtime television news director whose career included two stints with Tucson's KGUN, died Wednesday morning. Carr battled cancer for some time, and was open and matter-of-fact about his experiences, both discussing his health and impending death on air and blogging about it.... Read more»3

Dramatic January drop in kids, families picked up at border

The number of unaccompanied minors and parents with children apprehended at the border declined dramatically from December to January, even as the administration takes hits from activists and Democrats over immigration raids conducted after the New Year. ... Read more»

Too big 'mini' pigs ending up at Marana sanctuary

When pint-sized pigs grow larger than owners expect they often wind up in a shelter or sanctuary.... Read more»

Unscrewed Theater spotlights 2nd anniversary of nailing down stage

Are you in the mood for a laugh but tired of going to the movies? Unscrewed Theater will celebrate the second anniversary of staging improvisational comedy at the troupe's East Speedway home this weekend.... Read more»

Dateless on Valentine's weekend? Take a tour of the city's landfill

If you're down in the dumps on Valentine's weekend, the city of Tucson has plans for you. The Environmental Services Department will offer a tour of the Los Reales Landfill and the ReCommunity recycling center next Friday morning... Read more»

Annual El Rio health fair coming Saturday

West Side residents can get a free checkup Saturday, including screenings for osteoporosis, cholesterol, breathing, diabetes, high blood pressure, a hearing test, eye exam and other tests.... 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»

Analysis

Ensuring due process protections for Central American refugees

Opinion: All asylum seekers must be informed of their rights, have access to counsel, and not be rushed to deportation before making their full case for protection.... Read more»

Strong El Niño storms in Arizona could mean higher produce prices

This year’s El Niño will be one of the strongest weather cycles of its kind on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.... Read more»

Study finds ‘mortality gap’ among middle-aged whites

Death rates among middle-aged white Americans, and suicide and substance abuse are not the biggest culprit, according to a new study.... Read more»

Tucson holding final meeting on proposed paid time off mandate

A proposed city regulation that would require all employers to provide paid time off to workers will be the topic of a meeting Thursday night — the last of three on the issue.... Read more»1

Technology helps teach Navajo language in new ways

Learning a new language can be hard, especially when the language is as scarce and complicated as Navajo. At the University of Arizona, technology — including apps — is playing a role in passing along Navajo.... Read more»

Facing felony charges, anti-abortion group cites free speech protections

The imminent legal battle over anti-abortion activists’ efforts to infiltrate a Planned Parenthood facility in Houston is morphing into a dispute over First Amendment protections.... Read more»

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