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Time for CBP to bring citizen review into use of force rules

BP's Lonnie Swartz may not have broken the law but that doesn't mean he properly used deadly force. It's time for CBP to loop citizens into deciding when using it is justified. The people, in fact, should demand that right because it's theirs and theirs alone.... Read more»

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Access Tucson, Channel 12 to share facility

The city's Channel 12 will move to Access Tucson's downtown facility, and both operations will be funded equally, the City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday.... Read more»1

No contest: Miller on track to buy East Valley Tribune after 2nd bidder pulls out

The publisher of the Northwest Explorer appears poised to take over the East Valley Tribune after his main competition to buy the Mesa newspaper - a failed bidder for the Tucson Citizen last year - dropped out of the contest.... Read more»1

Comic: Seventeen Words For Snow

Lucky Wishbone

Though PBS' award-winning childrens series Wishbone (1995-98) was a bit after my time, I was aware of it, and fascinated by the idea of turning famous books into contemporary kiddie fare, starring, of all actors, a talking Jack Russell Terrier. And if they could find a way to adapt Faust and The Red Badge of Courage, why not Lolita or Tropic of Cancer?... Read more»

Sexporting an image of American women

"When we think of American girls, we think of pillow fights and girls running around half-naked," laughed Nir Meir, a 28-year-old Israeli from Tel Aviv. Young Israelis see American women just like the women seen in movies about "typical" college life, he said.... Read more»

Proposal for public notices committee clears Az House

The state House passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a committee to examine the most cost efficient and effective ways for local governments to publish legal notices as required by statute.... Read more»

Opinion

Small foreign news staffs threaten US democracy

The CBS London bureau now stands half empty, and the dwindling band of survivors wonder who will go next. Now ABC News has announced much deeper cuts. The Baltimore Sun now has only a skeleton staff. You would be silly to spend money buying a copy. You could read it in 10 minutes. ... Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com

Eye on the Sentinel: One month progress report

It's been a month since we flipped the switch and took TucsonSentinel.com live. We're very proud of what Tucson's independent nonprofit news site has accomplished in our first four weeks.... Read more»3

Stephen Hadland

Failed bidder for Tucson Citizen making play for East Valley Tribune

A former would-be buyer of the Tucson Citizen is making a play to purchase the bankrupt East Valley Tribune, reports Heatcity.org.... Read more»

Vulnerable bloggers

More libel suits coming from abroad

PHOENIX – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn’t reluctant to criticize those who support terrorism, but now he's being threatened with libel - from someone who lives in the Middle East.... Read more»

Health

Egyptian smokers shocked by sex warning

In a country of smokers that shuns talk of sex, anti-tobacco warnings highlighting impotence draw fire... Read more»

Northwest Explorer owner to buy bankrupt East Valley Tribune

The bankrupt Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune would be sold to the Colorado-based owner of the Northwest Explorer, under a deal outlined in a court document filed today.... Read more»

Media

Publisher opposes changing legal notice law

Public notices are too important to Arizonans' right to know and the way they access essential information for lawmakers to act hastily in altering requirements that they run in newspapers, a publisher said Wednesday.... Read more»

Government finances

Put local gov't spending records online, says lawmaker

Requiring local governments to post records of all financial transactions online would make officials better stewards of the public's money, a state lawmaker contends.... Read more»

Cuba's public 'privatization' debate

Something unusual has been stirring lately in the pages of Granma, this country’s largest newspaper and the official mouthpiece of the Cuban Communist Party. Granma typically carries fawning coverage of Cuba’s top officials and the latest iniquities of Yankee imperialism.... Read more»

Can Toyota Digg its way out of recall crisis?

Toyota's U.S. boss is laying himself out before Digg's 40 million rowdy users, any of whom have a chance to ask him — in no uncertain terms and in a most public forum — WTF?... Read more»

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