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Phil Chess, founder of storied blues record label, dies in Tucson at 95

The man who distributed such ground-breaking classics as "Roll Over Beethoven," "I'm a Man" and "Smokestack Lightning" died at his Tucson home Wednesday. Phil Chess, who brought the world Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Etta James and other blue and R&B stars who paved the way for rock'n'roll, was 95.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2

What's open, what's closed on Columbus Day

As the nation marks Columbus Day (although not everyone is a fan, and neither Tucson nor Pima County observe the holiday), some government services and private businesses will be closed Monday. Here's the low-down.... Read more»

'Sunshine Mile' of Broadway named endangered historic place

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. ... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

Mofford saved Cactus League from extinction

Near the end of spring training in 1990, the Cactus League was in danger of folding, with teams complaining about run-down ballparks. But a quarter-century later, it is still around and stronger than ever, thanks in large part to then-Gov. Rose Mofford, who died last week.... Read more»

Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor, dead at 94

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. ... Read more»

RIP, a fine news hound: Abigail, 2003-2016

Who's a good dog? Abigail. The Sentinel news team lost its most faithful and loyal worker Tuesday, as Abigail Lee Corgidog Smith slowly fell asleep in the arms of her master. She was 13. ... Read more»2

Remembering 9/11

Take a few moments today and recall the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks: the passengers on airplanes, pilots and flight attendants, those in the twin towers of the World Trade Center and at work at the Pentagon — stockbrokers and office workers, caterers and custodians, soldiers and civilians — and the firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers. Bless them, and their families.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP challenge to Tucson elections goes South, again

It didn't take Nostradamus to foresee an 11-judge federal court panel upholding Tucson's hybrid election system and cashiering Tucson Republicans' hopes for a court fix to their political woes. When it comes to equal protection, all Tucson voters are equally privileged or equally screwed, the judges ruled.... Read more»

World War II women pilots let back in Arlington – after a fight

In many ways, it was a typical Arlington National Cemetery funeral – a color guard and fly-over, a rifle salute, a carefully folded flag and the playing of “Taps.” In other ways, it was not typical at all – no carriage, no grave and few, if any, tears. But WWII-era Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASPs – are again allowed to rest there.... Read more»

Texas teachers denounce MAS textbook as 'racist'

Saying that a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook is "dripping with racism and intolerance," several Texas educators and students are calling for the State Board of Education to reject the controversial book. One passage reads, "Stereotypically, Mexicans were viewed as lazy ... It was also traditional to skip work on Mondays, and drinking on the job could be a problem."... Read more»1

Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the song book are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. "If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about...." (with videos)... Read more»

As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»

Khizr Khan calls on McCain, other GOP leaders to stand up to Trump

The last book Khizr Khan sent his son Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in a 2004 car bombing in Iraq, was Sen. John McCain’s “Why Courage Matters.” It’s his admiration for the Arizona Republican that led Khan to call on McCain and other GOP leaders this week to withdraw their support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.... Read more»

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