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FactChecking Trump’s CPAC speech

President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But we found that Trump’s speech to his conservative “friends” at the conference contained a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain blasts Trump: 'Profound concern America is laying down mantle of global leadership'

Speaking at a security conference, McCain spoke of alarm about a "turn away from universal values ... hardening resentment toward immigrants, refugees and Muslims ... growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lies ... more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent."... Read more»1

From the editor

Miller's modest meeting measure merits movement

A suggestion by Supervisor Ally Miller that the Pima County Board of Supervisors make meetings more accessible by holding at least some in the evening is worthy of consideration. Actually, it doesn't go far enough — our elected officials should take even more care that their actions are transparent to all local residents.... Read more»

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»

Sentinel's Ted Prezelski among those named 'Tucson Legends of Soccer'

FC Tucson honored 38 members of the Southern Arizona community with the title of "Tucson Legend of Soccer" on Friday, among them TucsonSentinel.com correspondent Ted Prezelski. Reached for comment about his honor, Tedski rambled something about the prospects for an unpronounceable Polish team to win the league title. ... Read more»

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Trump on transparency

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to incoming President Trump and VP Pence, urging changes to government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. The letter followed a series sent to President Obama and officials, urging greater transparency in dealings with the press and public.... Read more»

Backpage.com executives plead Fifth in hearing on sex trafficking

Executives of the online classifieds site Backpage.com refused to answer questions from a Senate committee investigating claims that the site facilitated child sex trafficking through its adult ads section. The hearing last week came one day after the site – whose former owners Michael Lacey and James Larkin co-founded the Phoenix New Times – removed its “adult” ads pages because of what it called unconstitutional censorship.... Read more»2

FactCheck: Air Force One crew didn't rebuff Obama

Q: Did the crew of Air Force One refuse to fly President Obama to play golf? A: No. It’s a fake news story specifically targeting “conservative readers.”... Read more»

2016: Five photos that marked the year

Five photos that mark a year of journalism by TucsonSentinel.com's border and immigration reporter Paul Ingram. ... Read more»

From the editor

Keeping them honest - Celebrate & support our free press

With the challenges we face as a community, and the heated partisan rhetoric about which set of "facts" to believe, there's never been a more urgent need for independent, transparent and vigilant local reporting. Give your tax-deductible gift today to invest in TucsonSentinel.com's authentically local news for 2017 & beyond.... Read more»

Obituary

Former SV Herald publisher Walter Wick dies at 85

Walter Wick, the former publisher of the Sierra Vista Herald and one of the driving forces behind the expansion of the Wick Communications newspaper chain, died Christmas morning at his home in Hereford. ... Read more»

Facebook doesn't tell users everything it really knows about them

The site shows users how Facebook categorizes them. It doesn’t reveal the data it is buying about their offline lives, including their income, the types of restaurants they frequent and even how many credit cards are in their wallets.... Read more»

Navajo hope to digitally preserve thousands of hours of oral history

Misplaced for years, only to be discovered sitting in a jail cell, their backups destroyed in a fire, their entire contents never cataloged, 300 reels of tape with thousands of hours of Navajo oral history hold recordings of “knowledge, legends, stories, traditions" that advocates say is vital to preserve for generations to come.... Read more»

From the editor

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Come celebrate the holiday season with a few drinks, a bite to eat and lots of healthy conversation Thursday evening, as we observe whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 225th birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending seventh birthday of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Solutions to 'fake news' could easily be worse than the problem

Efforts to fix what people are sharing will only sow resentment and recriminations about the Lame Stream Something or Other and drive more people away from fact-based reporting and to hypothesis-spreading articles.... Read more»

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