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Ducey's State of the State: 'Arizona is open for business'

The complete text and video of Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State speech Monday, as released by his office.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Monsanto hearings tempt wrong kind of fate

Pima County's Monsanto hearings will not be five teachable moments about the virtues of a deal with the ag company. It's just five chances to piss people off. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A look at 2017: The year of 'Who the Hell Knows'

Together we in Southern Arizona enter 2017 looking through the lens of just one tautology: God only knows what will happen. If you liked last year's uncertainty, you'll love what comes next. Five issues locally could give Tucsonans an idea.... Read more»1

From the editor

Keeping them honest - Celebrate & support our free press

With the challenges we face as a community, and the heated partisan rhetoric about which set of "facts" to believe, there's never been a more urgent need for independent, transparent and vigilant local reporting. Give your tax-deductible gift today to invest in TucsonSentinel.com's authentically local news for 2017 & beyond.... Read more»

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Letter to business leaders: Step in on PCC's behalf

Pima Community College needs help -- a lot of help. And Tucson business leaders can start by "visualizing and repurposing synergies that achieve a real win-win." ... Read more»3

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 225th birthday of the Bill of Rights, or the impending seventh birthday of TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

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Solutions to 'fake news' could easily be worse than the problem

Efforts to fix what people are sharing will only sow resentment and recriminations about the Lame Stream Something or Other and drive more people away from fact-based reporting and to hypothesis-spreading articles.... Read more»

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City gun destruction lawsuit on shaky legal ground

The city of Tucson is taking the state to court over the right to destroy guns in what could be a landmark case to decide who runs what in Arizona. God bless 'em. I like the gumption as much as I question their chances.... Read more»2

McCain praises Biden's service: 'Genuine patriot'

"We've both been privileged to know members of this body who were legends in their own time, and are remembered as important historical figures. But I haven't known one who was a better man than you... Thank you for your example of how to represent your constituents with honor and humility, and for how to remain the same good guy that you were when you first got here."... Read more»

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Never mind border wall, legal immigration system is the big fix

If a wall can't hold something back as simple as an invading Mongol horde, how in the name of Ghengis do we expect one to stop a force incalculably more powerful: attraction of supply to demand. It's like keeping boy away from girl. ... Read more»

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Monsanto deal no dirtier than recent Pima County triumphs

Tucson can't claim purity of progressive essence with a cash-for-jobs economic development model that heralds the coming Caterpillar's mining division and expansion of Raytheon's missile factory. But the county does have a way to provide clarity to corporate "bad boys."... Read more»2

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Support local independent news on #GivingTuesday

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»

Analysis

Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.... Read more»1

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Sedgwick's surprise win may be exactly what TUSD needs

Overnight, the stars aligned to change Rachel Sedgwick from a political asterisk into the most powerful newly elected leader between Oro Valley and Nogales. Good thing the woman may match the moment. The bickering school board couldn't ask for more than a curious, empathetic, tough new member.... Read more»3

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Trump: 'Gotcha'

Our nation just got Trumped in the worst possible way.... Read more»1

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