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Report: Drug cartel orders attack on Mexican newspaper

Mexican police told the staff of the Tijuana news weekly "Zeta" that a cartel member had ordered the paper's office be shot up in retaliation for publishing photos of alleged drug cartel members. Two staffers have been murdered in previous years, and another survived an assassination attempt that killed a bodyguard.... Read more»

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On Giving Tuesday, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism. We'll put your gift 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.... Read more»

Analysis

Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.... Read more»1

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»

What the Devil won't tell you

Election night: The best hours to be a journalist

It's about to be election night. And for a journalist there is no better time to have the gig. It's the bottom of the ninth, the two-minute warning and the home stretch all wrapped into one. As a journalist, you see politicians govern in prose and campaign in codes. The poetry happens on election night.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ally Miller's lack of discipline exposes taxpayers, undermines GOP

Ally Miller is about to be sued over handling records, but this time her lack of compliance could cost the county (taxpayers: you) cash. While a vanishing Facebook comment could be worth $75,000, what Miller's inability to pick her battles has really cost is the Tea Party's chance to completely take over the Pima County Board of Supervisors. ... Read more»2

Dem. activist threatens to sue Ally Miller over social media blocking

Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller has "spitefully and defiantly" violated the free speech of a local Democrat by deleting his comments and blocking him from her office's government-sponsored Facebook page — a constitutional violation according to a notice of claim filed Wednesday on behalf of Brandon Patrick.... Read more»

Yes, Arizona, it's now legal to post your ballot on Facebook

While many states still prohibit sharing photos of your ballot — as Justin Timberlake just learned in Tennessee — it's been legal in Arizona to fill out your early ballot and post photos of it on social media for a year, thanks to a change in state law.... Read more»

Back in the saddle: John C. Scott to return to Tucson airwaves, again

It would take a two-hour radio show to recount the times talk show host John C. Scott has bounced around the radio dial, but he's not looking back. Scott, 73, will return his eponymous interview program to Tucson radio — this time at the helm of a new liberal station, the revamped KEVT 1210 AM.... Read more»2

Commentary

Standing up for the Arizona Republic

Last week, news was revealed of threats against the Arizona Republic for endorsing Hillary Clinton. Threats against journalists are bad enough, but that they are again being directed at the Republic given its history is particularly unsettling. What is chilling is that at least one of the callers knew this history and invoked Don Bolles’ name. ... 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»2

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Obama on transparency — again

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»1

'No amnesty' - Trump doubles down in Phx immigration speech

Donald Trump shut the door Wednesday on the possibility that he was softening his rhetoric on immigration, laying out a plan built on detention and deportation, while new limits on legal immigration would include an "extreme vetting process" with "ideological certifications."... Read more»1

FactCheck: Fake Clinton medical records in circulation

Medical documents purporting to be from Hillary Clinton's doctor and posted on conservative websites claim to show Clinton suffers from seizures and dementia. ... Read more»

‘Latinx is me’: How one letter links controversy, community

Just one letter – “x”– has spurred death threats, sparked arguments and reverberated through a community. Latinx — marking the intersection where masculine and feminine are dropped in the Latino/Latina culture, rolling out a new, controversial label for those who don’t identify as masculine or feminine.... Read more»1

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