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KXCI's Peterson tuned out as head of community radio station

The head of Tucson’s community radio station, General Manager Randy Peterson, is leaving KXCI after six years at the helm, and 15 years with the station, to consider “new leadership roles and opportunities of his own,” a statement from the nonprofit said.... Read more»2

Commentary

Mexican drug murders get less attention in U.S. than Middle East violence

Commentary: Why are Americans so uninformed and unconcerned about the horrors occurring just across our border?... Read more»1

Commentary

Global news community stands ground against 'new war on journalists'

Commentary: Amid growing violence against us, our colleagues’ work and their sacrifices inspire us to keep going.... Read more»

Support local independent news on #GivingTuesday

On Giving Tuesday, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. We’ll put your dollars to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin. Your donation may be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match, doubling its impact.... Read more»

They say 'drink responsibly,' but what does it mean?

The “drink responsibly” or “enjoy in moderation” messages tucked into liquor and beer ads don’t impress Jennifer Romo. “Nobody actually takes that seriously,” said Romo, a UCLA student. She added: “‘Drink responsibly,’ what does that even mean?”... Read more»

Weekly editor leaving to take tourism job

Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly, is stepping down to take a position with Visit Tucson, the nonprofit tourism promotion agency. Gibson announced the move on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, saying he’ll leave the desk at the alt-weekly later this month.... Read more»

Analysis

Kassig beheading: ISIS killers won't cease until stopped

News analysis: Peter Kassig’s beheading is another sign of savagery from messianic killers, but sending U.S. troops into direct combat roles in Syria would be a mistake.... Read more»

Ad war winners take governors' mansions

Nearly all of the governors elected Tuesday dominated the airwaves in TV ads before voters went to the polls, bolstered by their campaign war chests and outside groups that advertised on their behalf. In Arizona, former ice cream exec Doug Ducey was buttressed by roughly $4 million in ads sponsored by outside actors, which added to the $5.7 million worth of airtime bought by his campaign.... Read more»

Online fans didn’t equal automatic votes for Az candidates

If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona. But DuVal, a Democrat with 30,425 fans of his social media site on Election Day, was defeated easily Tuesday by Republican Doug Ducey and his comparatively small 18,866 Facebook fans on that day.... Read more»

Thank goodness that’s over: Campaign ads, cash left voters with ‘election fatigue’

Buffeted by torrents of negative advertising, flummoxed by the lack of transparency about funding for those ads and generally angry with politicians themselves, that “election fatigue” among voters this year was palpable. Just over a third of registered Arizona voters cast ballots this fall.... Read more»

McSally walks back plan to bar press from election party

When the time comes Tuesday night for Martha McSally to face the music and learn the fate that voters have cast for her, she will be facing the press after all. The three-time congressional aspirant had plans to give reporters the boot from her election-night party, but reversed course late Monday after numerous news organizations protested.... Read more»6

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»5

Guest opinion

When candidates decline to participate

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»1

From the editor

What they're saying about TucsonSentinel.com

Since our launch nearly five years ago, we’ve received hundreds and hundreds of emails, comments and actual letters from readers telling us how much they appreciate the quality reporting of TucsonSentinel.com.  We thought we’d share a few.... Read more»

With journalism under attack, protecting press freedom is more urgent

Editors and news executives gathered in Chicago last week to discuss how the industry will face a world that is increasingly dangerous for journalists.... Read more»

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