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Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Santa Cruz River in jeopardy if int'l sewage pipe ruptures again, experts fear

Some residents of Santa Cruz County are warning that the pipeline carrying raw sewage from Mexico into the United States could rupture as it did during last year’s monsoon, when it spewed millions of gallons of waste into the Nogales Wash over seven days.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Few vote in primaries despite their impact

Only about one in five eligible voters cast ballots in Arizona primaries, despite the fact these races often serve as the decisive election for Congress and the Legislature. Independents, who often don't know they can participate in primaries, are dramatically unrepresented. ... Read more»

El Chisme

Caught napping? News going to the dogs, Bond backers mum, Arpaio's blown chances

KVOA's sinking teeth into stories while station's on the auction block, and backers of Pima County road bonds aren't paving the way to passage. El Chisme never sleeps when it comes to what's news for political people in the Old Pueblo.... Read more»

Job numbers, home prices continue to rise in metro Tucson

Arizona has added about 72,400 jobs over the year and metro Tucson, about 7,400, based on July state estimates. Hiring at restaurants and bars was especially strong in Tucson. The median home price reached $215,000 in July; close to its highest point in at least a decade..... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Editorial

Shooting the messengers: Trump's attacks on free press 'enemies' undermine our democracy

The president rails about "fake news" to distract from inconvenient truths, but there is no alternative to a free press: democracies run on facts. Informed citizens are the foundation of our country's success.... Read more»1

Our principles

What we stand for at TucsonSentinel.com

Journalism is best when pursued with purpose. As an independent mission-driven nonprofit, TucsonSentinel.com aims to tackle our community's biggest issues. We shine a light on this town because we love it.... Read more»

Vacant Border Patrol station in Gila Bend for sale

With a minimum bid of $8,000, a former Border Patrol station near Gila Bend is on sale as part of an auction by the federal government. ... Read more»

After 11 years, activists & owners still digging into legal battle over Rosemont Mine

A proposal for a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson will be back in court this month as opponents challenge permits for the project, the latest twist in the battle over the Rosemont Mine.... Read more»

Former DEA agent pleads guilty to selling firearms without license

A former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency pleaded guilty in Tucson's federal court on Tuesday to illegally selling firearms without a license. ... Read more»

Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability

Native Americans are the primary operators of more than half of all farm or ranches in the state, making Arizona’s agriculture landscape unique.... Read more»

No More Deaths duels with Border Patrol over water drops for migrants

Volunteers have been making the journey into Southern Arizona's remote deserts, up to five days a week, for more than a decade to drop off water and food supplies in a controversial mission to save the lives of migrants making the trek from Mexico into the U.S.... Read more»

Detention center for immigrant children in Texas remains open

The immigration detention facility for undocumented immigrant minors in Tornillo will remain open another month, officials confirmed.... Read more»

A year after U.S. left Paris climate pact, mayors still cling to fight

When the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Accords last summer, five Arizona cities — including Tucson and Bisbee — joined hundreds around the country that vowed to live up to the Paris climate standards even if the U.S. wouldn’t.... Read more»

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