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What the Devil won't tell you

Claims about Grijalva clarify question of the moment

The reports that Raul Grijalva paid a settlement to a former staffer are an opportunity to really look at the dirtier truth. We have no idea where the line is drawn between good and bad workplace conduct, but we sure love to pretend we do.... Read more»1

#GivingTuesday

Your gift to TucsonSentinel.com doubled on #GivingNewsDay

On #GivingTuesday & #GivingNewsDay, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program.... Read more»

Reader survey

What you're saying: 'I trust the Sentinel'

Responding to our ongoing survey, readers of TucsonSentinel.com have offered welcome praise and much-appreciated input on our work: "Local news of substance," "Pithy. Forthright. Necessary," and "A model for independent journalism and the way news should work today."... Read more»

Analysis

Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news sites like TucsonSentinel.com

Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, posing a direct threat to independent local journalism.... Read more»

Debunking false 'vaccines cause autism' claim

Q: Has the FDA announced that vaccines cause autism? A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no evidence that vaccination is linked to autism.... Read more»

Facebook (still) letting housing ads exclude users by race

After ProPublica revealed last year that Facebook advertisers could target housing ads to whites only, the company announced it had built a system to spot and reject discriminatory ads. We retested and found major omissions.... Read more»

Explainer

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

National discussions of crucial importance to ordinary citizens inevitably involve dollar figures in the millions, billions and trillions. It’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help you brush up on your numerical literacy.... Read more»

Talk back: 2017 TucsonSentinel.com reader survey

Valued readers like you are at the heart of everything TucsonSentinel.com has published, and today we want to hear from you. ... Read more»

Pizzagate: Anatomy of a fake news scandal

Conspiracy theorists, Russian operatives, Trump campaigners & Twitter bots manufactured “news” that Hillary Clinton ran a pizzeria child-sex ring. ... Read more»

Quick take

McCain: U.S. must not shirk from calling Russian propaganda what it is

Responding to Russia's plans to register international media outlets as foreign agents, Sen. McCain reiterated his stance that "RT's propagandists debunk the truth, spread lies, and seek to undermine democratic governments in order to further Vladimir Putin's agenda."... Read more»

Analysis

Here’s why your local TV news is about to get even worse

The FCC has eliminated the “main studio rule,” which said TV and radio broadcasters had to have local studios, where viewers or listeners could interact with and communicate with the people who were putting their news on the air. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Zoo column flub shows media's true potential biases

The public just doesn't know much about journalists' motivations and obstacles, so the public fills in the blanks and presumes bias prompts the press. Here's the 'ripped from the headlines' story that Hollywood won't tell you about what drives journalism... Read more»1

Az Board of Education disclosed student names, birthdays, test scores

The Arizona State Board of Education violated federal student privacy law by disclosing the names of more than a thousand Arizona students, in some cases along with their birthdays, and their scores on the AzMERIT exams in response to a public records request.... Read more»

Quick take

McCain: Russian interference in U.S. election an 'attack on our democracy'

Sen. John McCain: "We have to stop looking at this through the distorted lens of politics and see Russia's attack on our democracy for what it is: just one phase of Vladimir Putin's campaign to weaken the United States, to destabilize Europe, to break the NATO alliance, to undermine confidence in Western values, and to erode any and all resistance to his dark and dangerous view of the world."... Read more»

Infiltrating L.A.: A Tucson writer's debut in Angeltown's critics' circle

Newly posted on the Los Angeles Review of Books website is a critique I just did of a writer-on-the-go's eyewitness account of a political upheaval. I wasn't as cool to the author as he was to me. ... Read more»

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