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Where's the public input on Tucson city manager hire?

The City of Tucson is (supposedly) in the process of selecting a new city manager. The most important position of power in our city looks like it is again being determined by a back-room deal formulated not by benign but by designed neglect. If you're not sitting at the table, than you may be what's for dinner.... Read more»2

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The secret behind those ‘highly performing’ charter schools

If we really want to give EVERY child a chance to succeed, then we need to get serious about how we address the children most in need of our help. And yes, Arizona, that means money. Money that’s earmarked to help failing schools, not punish them for lack-luster test scores. Money that’s targeted for “extras” that are, in fact, necessities for many.... Read more»2

Commentary

Millions in middle class remain uninsured despite Obamacare

Commentary: No-man's land captures those too rich for subsidies but too poor for sanctions.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Beryllium plant: Public needs to speak out about their environment

The Materion plant, the nation's largest manufacturer of beryllium oxide products in on South Tucson Boulevard in a residential neighborhood with numerous nearby schools. Materion, formerly known as Brush Ceramics and Brush Wellman, opened its ceramics manufacturing plant in 1980. Since then, at least 35 employees have developed chronic beryllium disease, and at least 5 have died. People had fears and concerns that the risk posed by the Brush Wellman plant isn't limited to its employees.... Read more»

Groundhog Day: Same as it ever was

Every Feb. 2, it's time for the obligatory Groundhog Day story. Here in the Sentinel newsroom, we'd rather watch the same old Youtube videos than check whether some rodent is having a bad hair day. Enjoy!... Read more»

Guest opinion

Code Pink is all about the green

The Code Pink protesters who had the gall to actually threaten one of the most esteemed and respected dignitaries in our nation’s history are a great example why modern protest movements almost universally fail, and why we need a renewed focus on civics education across the country.... Read more»

Kickstarter deadline for Panorama: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

Just in: Help us hit triple our goal before Saturday's deadline! Support TucsonSentinel.com's "Panorama de la linea," an unprecedented effort to capture a photograph from every mile of the Arizona-Mexico border — all 373.5 of them. Contribute on Kickstarter before time runs out.... Read more»

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Kirkpatrick: Az's influence grows with Ag Cmte appointment

In 1952, Truman was president, the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn, and I was a toddler in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. 1952 also happens to be the last year that Arizona had any representation on the powerful House Committee on Agriculture. That's why it's good news for Arizona's farmers, ranchers and forestry workers that I was just appointed to the Agriculture Committee in the 114th Congress.... 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

Douglas: Arizona's 'state of education is poor'

Diane Douglas delivered her State of Education speech Wednesday in Phoenix. The state schools chief didn't directly address Arizona's crisis in education funding, but declared that the "current state of education in Arizona is poor." ... Read more»1

Comic: The special relationship

The Beeb in Tucson

A mobile bureau of the BBC is spending a few weeks in Tucson, in "an immersive journalism experiment".... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."... Read more»

Analysis

After Charlie Hebdo attack, reflecting on the war on journalism

The attacks in France highlight the need for everyone — including governments — to defend journalists' right to report.... Read more»

Democrats respond to Ducey's State of the State speech

Arizona House Democratic Leader Eric Meyer and Arizona Senate Democratic Leader Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix (District 24) made the following statements in response to Gov. Doug Ducey's State of State address: ... Read more»2

State of the State

Ducey: Nix to new taxes, regulations

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's State of the State address, as prepared for delivery and released Monday.... Read more»3

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