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All gifts doubled: Your donation makes real local reporting possible

Authentically local journalism from TucsonSentinel.com is the antidote for fake news — Donate now, and your gift to support nonprofit independent local journalism will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2017

While much of our coverage was based on the raucous actions of the Trump administration, TucsonSentinel.com delved into some hidden corners of the borderlands, including a story about a decorated Marine who faces deportation despite being a U.S. citizen, a story that uses documents that describe how the ex-governor of Sonora may have been linked to a cocaine smuggler, and the trial of a Border Patrol agent accused of second-degree murder for the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager. ... Read more»

Donate now: Your gift makes authentically local reporting possible

Real reporting from TucsonSentinel.com is the antidote for fake news — Donate now, and your gift to support nonprofit independent local journalism will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

Arizona court: Private cell phones can contain public records

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a public employee's private cell phone records can be considered public records if the employee used the cell phone for a public purpose. ... Read more»

Donate now: The journalism you depend on also depends on you

Real reporting from TucsonSentinel.com is the antidote for fake news — and right now, your gift to support nonprofit independent local journalism will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!... 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 226th birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending eighth birthday of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trent Franks deserved a fair shot at due process

Two things should bother us about this wave of revelations: 1) women face some seriously nasty behavior in the workforce, and 2) one accuser can end a man's career as we move toward “zero tolerance.” ... Read more»

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»

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