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FactChecking competing Keystone claims

Two senators on opposite sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are selectively spinning the facts to make their case. ... Read more»1

Political prankster Dick Tuck turns 91

It's not often you can shake the hand of a genuine American political legend, much less wish him a happy 91st birthday. Sunday afternoon, a group of Tucsonans had just such an opportunity, as trickster Dick Tuck marked his 91 years with a party at the Shanty.... Read more»

Raytheon buys local drone maker Sensintel

Raytheon is adding a Tucson manufacturer of drones and surveillance gear to its Missile Systems division. The company announced Monday morning that it had acquired the privately held Sensintel, which has about 50 employees.... Read more»4

Lawmaker: Arizona should raise car insurance requirements

A recent study shows many Arizona drivers don’t carry any vehicle insurance – or they don’t have enough. This fact, combined with lenient insurance requirements, put Arizona among the most financially risky states for drivers. One state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would adopt stricter liability insurance requirements. ... Read more»1

Tribal leader calls on feds to honor ‘duty’ to help Native nations

Tribal nations are in better shape than ever, but the federal government still has to keep promises it made with tribes, the National Congress of American Indians president said Thursday. The annual State of Indian Nations address ranged from tax reform to the Redskins name.... Read more»3

Officials: Fans from flu-heavy states bringing more than Super Bowl fever

Throngs of sports fans headed to Arizona for a string of high-profile sporting events may spread more than Super Bowl fever. Health officials warn they might also bring the flu, worsening what’s already shaping up to be a tough season. ... Read more»1

Homeland Security chief bashes McSally-backed border bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sharply criticized a border security bill headed for a House floor vote next week, calling the legislation "extreme to the point of being unworkable." The measure includes an amendment pushed by Rep. Martha McSally that would require the Border Patrol to deploy closer to the U.S.-Mexico line.... Read more»6

Three bills aim to make exceptions to Az’s public records law

Three bills introduced during this legislative session aim to make what currently is public information private.... Read more»1

Cross-border tunnel found in Nogales

Border Patrol agents discovered a cross-border tunnel in Nogales on Tuesday during a bi-national sweep, the first smuggling tunnel found there this year.... Read more»

McSally measure would direct BP to deploy at border line

Rep. Martha McSally added provisions to a border bill in Congress that would direct the Border Patrol to "patrol as close to the physical land border as possible" — a move the BP union local says "looks good from D.C." but not from where they stand. ... Read more»3

Obama's numbers, January update

More jobs, higher paychecks, falling fuel prices: Our latest scorecard. ... Read more»

FactChecking Obama’s State of the Union

In his sixth annual address, the president stretched some facts on his record. ... Read more»

Douglas slams Common Core, AzMERIT test

Newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas called Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards a federal mandate that hurts Arizona schoolchildren. She said AzMERIT, which is replacing the AIMS test, was adopted with too little public input.... Read more»

Border agents seize $1.1M in marijuana over weekend

Border Patrol agents working in the desert corridor west of Tucson seized more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million over the weekend and arrested six Mexican nationals for smuggling, officials said.... Read more»

Mayor proclaims Thursday as TucsonSentinel.com Day

In recognition of the fifth anniversary since we began full-time publishing, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has proclaimed Jan. 22, 2015, as TucsonSentinel.com Day. "To have an independent voice in the community who answers really only to his passion and his staff's passion to get news right, it really is important for our community and that's why we're celebrating TucsonSentinel.com."... Read more»4

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