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Sheriff Dupnik to resign this year

Longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Friday that he will step down in 2015. Dupnik, in office since 1980, advised listeners of the Bill Buckmaster Show that his oft-rumored retirement will soon take place. Dupnik's likely replacement is widely seen as being Chris Nanos, who was elevated to the long-vacant post of chief deputy early last year.... Read more»1

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Border agents seize nearly $3.8M in pot in week's haul

Seizures by Border Patrol agents on the Tohono O'odham Nation and at a Nogales-area warehouse brought in nearly $3.8 million in marijuana weighing more than 7,000 pounds in a single week. ... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Report predicts Az will lead nation in restaurant sales, job growth over next decade

The National Restaurant Association has projected Arizona as the No. 1 state in restaurant-sales growth in 2015 and for employment growth through 2025. What makes Arizona stand out in this industry?... Read more»

Flake joins group pushing to end travel restrictions to Cuba

A bipartisan group of senators, including Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, moved to expand on the president’s overtures toward Cuba, introducing a bill Thursday to lift the ban on American travel to the communist country. ... Read more»

Az official: Proposed carbon emissions goals too harsh

Arizona would have to cut carbon emissions by 52 percent by 2030, the second-steepest cuts in the nation, under the EPA's plan. But the state's target was based on year-round power use and does not account for summertime spikes in demand, state officials say.... Read more»1

Republican bills aim to ax Clean Elections

If approved, the bills would have Arizonans decide whether to get rid of public financing for campaigns. Supporters of the bills say Clean Elections is ineffective. But opponents say the effort is an attempt to mislead voters.... Read more»2

CAP official: 61 percent chance of Colorado River shortage by 2017

A shortage would cut into Arizona's allotment to water from the Colorado, but the Central Arizona Project's deputy general manager says the state is a long way from seeing restrictions that would affect municipalities.... Read more»1

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Soccer notes

Bonne chance, mon ami: Toia starts season in Montreal

Tucsonan Donny Toia has found a new stop in his soccer journey, this time in Canada. The 22-year-old will be playing for the Impact de Montréal, his fifth club in as many seasons.... Read more»

Kickstart the Panorama project: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

Just in: New stretch goals and matching challenges! Please 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. You can contribute on Kickstarter, and join those who are supporting local indie news.... Read more»

Experts: Treat heroin as a health problem, not crime

Treating the heroin epidemic as not only a law enforcement issue, but also a community health issue – is the approach touted last week to mayors from across the country who were at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington.... Read more»

Deferred action applications open next month

The federal government will begin accepting applications next month under the expanded rules for the deferred action from deportation program, officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Border agents rescue lost hunter

Border Patrol agents rescued a lost hunter Tuesday after family members reported him missing near Douglas. ... Read more»

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