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Switched off: John C. Scott off air - again - after quarter-century of radio

Tucson's long-running talk radio host is yet again without a microphone, as the John C. Scott Show has run into static. Scott, whose show has been on various local radio stations almost continuously since 1989, has been off the air since Monday. Has he finally dropped the mic?... 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

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

Spin shift on Bernie: The escalating media assault

For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn't win. Now they're sounding the alarm that he might. And, just in case you haven't gotten the media message yet — Sanders is "angry," kind of like Donald Trump.... Read more»2

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»

Guest opinion

Lies, damned lies and a useless media

Donald Trump is a liar. Sorry, Trumpeters, that's not my opinion; it's fact. Hillary Clinton is a liar. Sorry, Clintonistas, that's not my opinion; it's fact. And the mainstream media is useless. ... Read more»4

Star (finally) picks a new publisher

The Arizona Daily Star has removed the "interim" from in front of Mark Henschen's title, promoting him to publisher of the morning daily. The previous head of the operation, Chase Rankin, jumped ship to the Arizona Republic last June.... Read more»

From the editor

ADOT remarks a lot: Gov't efficiency in action

Your tax dollars at work: an example of waste (of syllables) and abuse (of the English language) in government. If ADOT laid concrete and asphalt with as much abandon as they pour out 50-cent words, the whole state'd be paved over by the end of February. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Raising the minimum rage: A New Year’s revolution

A tongue-tied TV analyst was talking about salaries some time ago, and she referred to “a rise in the minimum rage.” That would have been a perfect Freudian slip for an America ready to storm its Bastilles. If only. ardly outraged, we hand over our keys to self-serving politicians and grasping tycoons who betray our basic values. Police gun down kids with impunity. If we don’t wield pitchforks now, our democracy may soon become serfdom.... Read more»

Sales help wanted: Inquire within

Do you love small businesses? Are you great at talking with people? Do you believe in buying local? Do you think a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson? TucsonSentinel.com seeks to expand our underwriting team with a few more creative and hard-working sales executives.... Read more»1

From the editor

Scaling down the hype in local news

Sentinel Editor & Publisher Dylan Smith was asked by NiemanLab at Harvard University to contribute to a set of predictions about journalism: "We need more local news entrepreneurs who can bring together teams with business smarts, reporting chops, and deep community knowledge to kick ass, take names, and cash checks.”... Read more»

From the editor

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Come celebrate the holiday season with a few drinks, a bitet to eat and lots of healthy conversation, Thursday Join us for a celebration of whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 224th birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending sixth birthday of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

UA j-school head presses White House on freedom on information

The director of the UA School of Journalism, David Cuillier, said a delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government groups had a "good discussion" as they pushed the Obama administration on transparency at a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

A House divided – but for Arizona lawmakers, maybe not so much

Arizona’s congressional delegation may not be as polarized in its votes as headlines would make it appear. Arizona – with four members of the conservative Freedom Caucus and two left-wing stalwarts in its nine-member House delegation – was less polarized than 22 of 33 states with at least one member from each party.... Read more»

Analysis

Why counting mass shootings is a bad way to understand gun violence in America

According to articles this week across the Internet, there has been an average of one mass shooting every day in the U.S.: 355 so far this year. It’s a jarring statistic, and one that has gone viral. But there are two problems with the number: It doesn’t actually provide a clear estimate of the frequency of shooting rampages. And it obscures the broader reality of gun violence in America. ... Read more»

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