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Yuma water desalinization plant could cost millions to update

Getting the Yuma Desalting Plant to full capacity would cost more than $55 million, according to a CAP report.... Read more»1

CD 2 Democratic candidates to debate Thursday

Six Democratic congressional candidates will go head-to-head at a forum at Catalina High, moderated by TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith, on Thursday, May 3.... Read more»

GOP Legislature sending $7.5M to UA, ASU 'freedom schools' despite millions yet unspent

In the face of teacher walkouts that have forced the closure of hundreds of public schools and displaced more than 800,000 students in a fight over funding for K-12 education, Arizona lawmakers are speeding toward passage of a budget that will provide $7.5 million to two state universities for so-called "freedom schools" designed to teach conservative values.... Read more»

Update: TUSD, Amphi & others call off Thurs. classes as Leg stalls school budget vote

Several Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Thursday, including TUSD and Amphi, as the Arizona Legislature delayed voting on an education funding plan.#RedForEd organizers had called for classes to resume if the budget was approved.... Read more»

FactCheck

Has the border wall begun?

A deeper look at what the omnibus bill does and does not fund for barriers along the border with Mexico and into what Trump promised.... Read more»

Maricopa Recorder says multistate database could ease, improve voting process

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said Friday that a new “master database of voters” should help Arizona and other states improve the accuracy of voter rolls and increase access to voter registration.... Read more»

Update: TUSD & Marana closed Weds., #RedForEd leaders say teachers back in classrooms Thurs.

Some Tucson-area school districts will remain closed Wednesday, including TUSD and Marana, while others will reopen later this week. Organizers of the #RedForEd push to increase Arizona education funding called for teachers to return to classrooms Thursday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Nice try governor, but #RedForED deseg switcheroo won't fly

Gov. Ducey's plan to increase teacher pay includes an illegal tax hike on Tucson homeowners.... Read more»1

Texas and 6 other states sue to end DACA

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing to fight an Obama-era immigration measure that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide from deportation.... Read more»

Sinema raises $8M in Senate bid, outpaces likely GOP challengers

New campaign finance reports and recent polls on the U.S. Senate race in Arizona show good news for Democrats, as Republicans look ahead to a hard primary fight.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump, school funding crisis may doom GOP control of Az Legislature

If school funding proves decisive and the anti-Trump trend continues, Republican control of the Arizona State Senate looks done for and their grip on the House may be fleeting. This is a really bad year to be carrying around an elephant. ... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Pumping Tucson water an expensive, uphill process

Tucson Water rates will be going up. You need to be told why. The simple answer is, we live in a desert and we don't have much water. Getting water from the Colorado River — 334 miles away, downhill — is expensive. In a sense, you aren't paying for water so much as the power and infrastructure it takes to get it to your house.... Read more»

#RedForEd

Update: Tucson school walkouts extending to Tuesday, most districts cancel classes

Most major Tucson-area schools will remain closed Tuesday, and Sunnyside will close all week, following #RedForEd classroom closures since last Thursday. Catalina Foothills, Tanque Verde and Flowing Wells schools will also remain closed until further notice, as teachers press Arizona state officials to increase funding for education.... Read more»

Flags at half-staff for slain Nogales police officer

Flags across Arizona will fly at half-staff on Monday to honor Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova, who died after being shot by a suspected carjacker on Friday. ... Read more»

The way we were

Pima County women voting long before national suffragists

Every American knows that the right of women to vote was recognized nationally with the 19th Amendment in 1920. Some folks will point out that in many western states this happened sooner. What is less known is that women in Pima County were exercising their right to the franchise as early as 1884. ... Read more»

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