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On Giving Tuesday, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism. We'll put your gift to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin.... Read more»

Court reinstates excessive-force suit against UA cop

A federal appeals court Monday reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against a University of Arizona police officer who shot a woman four times as she walked toward another woman while carrying a kitchen knife.... Read more»

Guatemalan woman dies after seizure at ICE detention center

A Guatemalan woman died Monday at a hospital in Casa Grande after suffering a series of seizures at the Eloy Detention Center, authorities said. ... Read more»

There’s no evidence our election was rigged

We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it. ... Read more»

Ducey names 2 to expanded Arizona Supreme Court

Gov. Doug Ducey announced his picks Monday for two additional justices of the state's highest court — which was expanded to seven seats this year in what some derided as a court-packing plan. Tapped were Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Andrew W. Gould and Arizona Solicitor General John R. Lopez.... Read more»

Deportations could hit real estate markets in Az, nation

If the mass deportations promised by President-elect Donald Trump take place, the housing market could take a significant hit as undocumented immigrant homeowners are foreclosed on: an impact of roughly $906.3 billion across the United States. In Arizona, the hit would be $23.7 billion.... Read more»

Advocates: Ending Arizona’s veteran homelessness is in reach

Arizona advocates say eliminating veteran homelessness is within reach, and Phoenix has already reached “functional zero” veteran homelessness. Tucson just missed that mark in 2015.... Read more»

80 pets face euthanasia deadlines at Casa Grande shelter

More than 80 dogs and cats are scheduled for euthanasia this week at the Pinal County animal shelter in Casa Grande if they are not adopted before 5:30 a.m. deadlines Wednesday and Friday. Local animal rescue groups are working to find temporary foster homes for the animals.... Read more»

Judge blocks overtime rule that could benefit 90,000 Az workers

A federal judge has halted an Obama administration rule on overtime pay that could have made as many as 90,000 workers in Arizona eligible for time-and-a-half pay had it been allowed to take effect this week.... Read more»

CBP: 8 U.S. citizens arrested trying to smuggle Mexican nationals through checkpoints

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Hundreds of Haitians stuck in Mexico waiting to cross the border

Driven by poverty and natural disasters, citizens of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere wait on the Mexican side of the southern U.S. border, hoping to qualify for Temporary Protective Status in the United States.... Read more»

County supes OK incentives for Raytheon expansion

Pima County officials voted Tuesday to approve a $16 million tax abatement and incentive package for defense contractor Raytheon, which plans to add 2,000 jobs at its Tucson missile factory. The Board of Supervisors OKed the incentives with a 4-0 vote.... Read more»1

Trump's infrastructure plan dwarfed by estimates of need

If President-elect Donald Trump is successful with his proposed $1 trillion, 10-year program to fix America’s disintegrating and inadequate infrastructure, the states have a list of critical projects handy for him. And while a trillion could be a decent down payment, it’s not nearly enough.... Read more»

Rural high schools confront low college completion rates

Students in rural Arizona counties like Cochise have significantly lower college completion rates than those in counties that have bigger cities and state universities. While 30 percent of more urban county residents have bachelor's degrees, only 23 percent of Cochise residents have one.... Read more»

Arizona incomes grew 3 percent in 2015, slightly behind national pace

Personal income grew 3 percent last year in Arizona, tracking a national increase of 3.7 percent that year as the nation continued to rebound from the recession, new government data shows.... Read more»

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