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All-star lineup of Tucson reporters faces buyouts, layoffs loom

A list of household names on the Arizona Daily Star staff must soon decide if they'll stay on the job — the newspaper's corporate owners have offered buyouts for older workers, with potential layoffs pending if not enough staffers accept.... Read more»3

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What the Devil won't tell you

The challenger: Mark Kelly launches new mission of political discovery

The odds Martha McSally will lose two Senate races in two years shortened bigly when Mark Kelly announced his challenge to her seat in a video — but her fate is in no way sealed.... Read more»1

Did a quarter-million Tucson Citizen newspaper stories go up in digital smoke?

The bare-bones remnants of the Tucson Citizen's online archive vanished from public view weeks ago, and corporate staff have given conflicting accounts about whether hundreds of thousands of news stories will ever be accessible again.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Bing!

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»

More talk in Flake's future, but no presidential run

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has eschewed a presidential campaign in favor of becoming a talking head on CBS. "I will not be a candidate," said the Arizona Republican, who had mulled challenging President Donald Trump in next year's primaries.... Read more»

Deadline: All gifts to TucsonSentinel.com doubled with #NewsMatch

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program. But the deadline is here: Dec. 31.... Read more»

Commentary

What it takes: Reporting on the trials of a BP agent charged with murder, manslaughter

A journalist's experience: Reporting on the prosecution of the Border Patrol agent accused of unlawfully shooting and killing a 16-year-old Mexican boy required time and a lot of notebooks. ... Read more»2

Your gift to TucsonSentinel.com doubled with #NewsMatch

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program, through the end of the year.... Read more»

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»

From the editor

You're invited: Support local independent journalism at TucsonSentinel.com's holiday shindig

Come celebrate the holiday season with a few drinks, a bite to eat and lots of healthy conversation, as we observe whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 227th birthday of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15), or the impending ninth (!) birthday of TucsonSentinel.com (Jan. 22).... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Time for CBP to bring citizen review into use of force rules

BP's Lonnie Swartz may not have broken the law but that doesn't mean he properly used deadly force. It's time for CBP to loop citizens into deciding when using it is justified. The people, in fact, should demand that right because it's theirs and theirs alone.... Read more»

Jesse Kelly, 2-time congressional also-ran, back on Twitter after ban

Jesse Kelly, who twice lost Tucson-area races for Congress and has sold RVs in Texas while maintaining a profile as a rightwing pundit, was booted off Twitter over the weekend, but his account was back in action Wednesday.... Read more»

How local journalism can upend the ‘fake news’ narrative

It’s harder to believe that everything is “fake news” when the journalist you meet at back-to-school night, your kid’s football practice, or in the local coffee shop is not just your neighbor, but someone who is also reporting on important local stories that you know to be true.... Read more»

#GivingTuesday

Your gift to TucsonSentinel.com doubled on #GivingNewsDay

On #GivingTuesday & #GivingNewsDay, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program.... Read more»

Jesse Kelly, 2-time congressional also-ran, banned permanently by Twitter

Jesse Kelly, who twice lost Tucson-area races for Congress and has sold RVs in Texas while maintaining a profile as a rightwing pundit, was booted off Twitter permanently over the weekend.... Read more»

The Conversation

How to bridge the political divide at the holiday dinner table

Sure, America is divided, but income inequality and an economy favoring the rich may be issues families can agree on over holiday dinner — if we can get over our tribal divides.... Read more»

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