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Gannett pulls plug on Tucson Citizen, again

Four and a half years after the press of the Tucson Citizen rolled for the final time, the final employee of what became a blogging site was laid off Friday. Newspaper chain Gannett announced that the website would become an archive, letting go sportswriter Anthony Gimino (for the second time) and shutting down the site.... Read more»7

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Rep. Grimm: Hero of the Capitol

New York Congressman Michael Grimm delivered his response to President Obama’s State of the Union address ... a right! And a left! And another left!... Read more»

KOLD tops ice cream story with ethnic slur

An unbylined story posted online Thursday by a Tucson TV station used a pejorative reference to people of Romani descent. The word “gypping” - which at first wasn’t spelled correctly - was used while telling of a man suing a grocery store over the amount of ice cream in a container. When it was pointed out that the term is offensive, the station “corrected” the spelling, but didn’t remove the word until Friday afternoon.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Az economists think 2014 will be better

An interview with Mark Stegeman, TUSD Governing Board member. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Then, our monthly segment on animal care with Dr. Douglas A. Rohn of Veterinary Specialty Center Tucson. Plus, we chart the future of the Arizona economy with USU Prof. Dennis Hoffman of the W.P. Carey School of Business.... Read more»

Report: Az Republic may cut 'Valley & State' section

The Arizona Republic may be poised to cut a section of its print newspaper to make room for an insert of USA Today stories, the Phoenix Business Journal said Tuesday. An unattributed report said the Republic may axe the section; the paper’s publisher said “the result will be an even greater commitment to local news.”... Read more»

The Onion satirizes mass shooter on anniversary of Jan. 8 attack

There’s satire, and then there’s satire. The Onion, a website that attempts to elicit equal parts tearful laughter and painful wincing, cooked up a look at the motivations of school shooters Wednesday - timed for the anniversary of the day a mentally ill college dropout gunned down six and wounded 13 in Tucson. “Classmates Admit School Shooter Showed Them, Showed Them All” laid out an all-too-familiar scenario of a disturbed young man gaining attention through mass murder.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Steven Seagal is not running for governor, so stop talking about it

A throwaway comment by Steven Seagal that he thinks it might be fun to run for governor of Arizona has inspired much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments among your Facebook friends. Even ostensibly serious journalists have been chasing the story, giving the bloated action movie hack more ink than any of the actual candidates have received.... Read more»5

Final broadcast: John C. Scott signs off

The last edition of the John C. Scott Show was broadcast on radio Friday, featuring news commentary and kudos to John by ITB’s Mark Evans, Jimmy Zuma and TucsonSentinel.com’s Dylan Smith, thanks from charity organizer Jesse Lugo, and a word from City Hall commentator Richard Studwell. Callers who thanked John for his years on the air included Ray Carroll, Byron Howard, Rick Grinnell, Bill Buckmaster and Joe Higgins.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TUSD's Grijalva lays out 2014 agenda

Our Friday Focus interview was with Adelita Grijalva, president of the Tucson United School District Governing Board. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Mark B. Evans, editor of Inside Tucson Business, and Mari Herreras, staff writer at The Tucson Weekly. Weekend Watch was hosted by Matt Russell.... Read more»

Commentary

Sonoran Ramblings: Digging into border news

In our immigration news roundup and border media criticism column, we’re looking at a major Arizona Republic investigation into Border Patrol’s use of force policies, new data on BP abuse of migrants, and a recent KGUN “report” on border security.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will 2014 be the year for real immigration reform?

An interview with Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. Also, we talk Wildcat football and basketball with Anthony Gimino, sports contributor for the Buckmaster Show and TucsonCitizen.com.... Read more»

Hanging up the mic: John C. Scott Show leaving airwaves after 24 years

Legendary radio man John C. Scott will soon no longer be the senior statesman of local broadcasters. Radio station KVOI is pulling the plug on his news program after Friday’s show, and Scott said he won’t seek to move to another call sign after a run of 24 years on a number of Tucson stations. “I’ve been doing the broadcast thing for more than 50 years,” he said. “I started when I was 16 and now I’m 71.”... Read more»4

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Food Bank hopes to make holidays brighter for struggling families

Terry Bracy, Buckmaster Washington contributor, called in from the nation’s capitol with an update on governmental affairs. Also, comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, we talked with Bill Carnegie, director of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and state Sen. David Bradley. And to close out the show, the Superstars of the UA College of Science series featured Dr. Andrew Cohen, UA Geosciences professor, discussing his work in East Africa.... Read more»

You're invited: TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Please join us for a celebration of whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 222nd birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending fourth birthday of TucsonSentinel.com. We look forward to seeing you, and raising a glass to the season and to our freedoms — especially a free press.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Focusing on gratitude during the holidays

An interview iwth Dr. Victoria Maizes, executive director of the Center for Integrative Medicine. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman, an update from Richard White of the American Red Cross in Tucson, and the every-other Tuesday Arts Report.... Read more»

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