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Tucson mayor's race has become much ado about contrived nothings

Without a Republican in the election mix, the battle to be Tucson's next mayor isn’t about big ideas and contrasting governing philosophies. It’s a theatre of the absurd about petty wrist-slaps and indignation over minor flesh wounds voters shouldn't be so indignant about. ... Read more»2

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Tucson Democratic candidates advertising on right-wing website

At least two Democrats running in Tucson's city election have campaign ads appearing on the right-wing website the "Arizona Daily Independent." Ads for Randi Dorman and Rob Elias appeared on the site run by an aide for GOP Supervisor Ally Miller.... Read more»3

Tucson man, now known as 'Green Shirt Guy,' goes viral for laughing at anti-immigrant group

Video of a Tucsonan Alex Kack, now known as "#GreenShirtGuy," laughing uproariously as two members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group protested at the City Council on Tuesday has ricocheted around the Internet.... Read more»2

Third journalist killed in Mexico in less than a week

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexico’s government to address its press freedom crisis after a third journalist was killed in a week in Mexico.... Read more»

Yes, Tucson, it's legal to post your ballot selfie on Facebook

While many states still prohibit sharing photos of your ballot, it's been legal in Arizona to fill out your early ballot and post photos of it on social media for a few years, thanks to a change in the law.... Read more»

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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»

Judge orders Scott Warren trial docs unsealed after media lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that documents filed in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren must be unsealed after media organizations sued to make them public. ... Read more»

From the editor

A new way to support local news: TucsonSentinel.com's Watchdog Club on Facebook

There's a new way to support authentically local news at TucsonSentinel.com... The new WATCHDOG CLUB on Facebook, as well as an expanded PRESS CLUB directly on our website.... Read more»

From the editor

Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here's what we're looking for, and what we're not.... Read more»

Border Patrol condemns secret Facebook group, but reveals few specifics

The agency won’t say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.... Read more»

'Deplorable': CBP official condemns border agents' FB jokes about migrant deaths

A top official at Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday of a secret Facebook group for BP agents that the "views expressed in those posts are deplorable and do not represent the core values that we swear to uphold."... Read more»

Secret Facebook group for BP agents will be investigated

With revelations that Border Patrol agents maintained a secret Facebook group marked by jokes about migrant deaths, and a vulgar illustration of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, officials said they were investigating the posts and the agents' union "strongly" condemned them. ... Read more»

Inside the secret BP Facebook group where agents joke about migrant deaths

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”... Read more»2

Widely circulated photo shows bodies of a man & toddler daughter who drowned trying to seek asylum in the U.S.

A photo of the bodies of an El Salvadoran man and his toddler daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande after reportedly being unable to request asylum on U.S. soil was published by a Mexican newspaper and has since been widely circulated through social media.... Read more»

Ex-Tucsonan Grisham named press secretary for President Trump

Stephanie Grisham, a former Tucsonan who has been spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, was named President Trump's press secretary and communications director on Monday.... Read more»2

Safety agency probes data breach amid complaints about muzzling disclosure of hazards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission improperly informed some members of the public about potentially risky merchandise without first getting approval from the industry it regulates. ... Read more»

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