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BP agents detain 103, including families & children, as part of 'alarming' trend in remote Az desert

For the second time in February, Ajo-area Border Patrol agents detained a large group of people from Central America after they crossed into the U.S. west of Lukeville, Ariz., part of a months-long surge that the agency has called "alarming." ... Read more»

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Education

Diploma proposal would help high schoolers get college credit

A state lawmaker is proposing a new diploma that would allow high school students to attend community colleges or technical schools as early as sophomore year.... Read more»

Goddard: Changes to Mexico’s justice system bode well for reducing corruption

Dramatic changes to Mexico's criminal justice system will make its prosecutions more like those in the United States, opening proceedings and paving the way for more transborder collaboration, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Monday.... Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com

Eye on the Sentinel: One month progress report

It's been a month since we flipped the switch and took TucsonSentinel.com live. We're very proud of what Tucson's independent nonprofit news site has accomplished in our first four weeks.... Read more»3

Weather

Catalina Highway closed to all but residents

Catalina Highway on Mount Lemmon is closed to all but residents at milepost 14, says the Pima County Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Guinness world record

Tucson dog named world's tallest

Tucson can claim the world's tallest dog. Giant George, a 43-inch tall Great Dane, now holds the Guinness World Record.... Read more»

Weather

Winter storm warning for Eastern Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Greenlee County and the Upper Gila River Valley area, effective from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.... Read more»

Timothy Lynn Kreus

Man arrested in student abduction cases

A man believed to have abducted a 15-year-old girl was arrested Friday, say authorities. Timothy Lynn Kreus was arrested based on DNA evidence collected at the scene of the Feb. 5 abduction.... Read more»1

Paleontology

'Citizen scientist' discovers huge bed of dinosaur remains in Az

One chilly morning in the wilds of eastern Arizona a Tucson dinosaur hunter followed a twinkling trail and found a fountainhead of fossils. Stan Krzyzanowski even has a dinosaur named after him.... Read more»1

Border crime

Rocky Point tries to improve image in wake of border violence

PUERTO PEÑASCO, Mexico - Reports of border violence and a State Department travel alert didn't deter Jamison Haponenko from a Mexican vacation with his family. “We’ve brought our daughters down here a couple of times already, and there have never been any problems.”... Read more»

Public art

Local muralist emblazons Rialto, Bookmans facades

Mother and daughter Joan O'Dwyer and Whitney Morton converse about local muralist Joe Pagac, whose current commissions include the Rialto Theatre's west wall and an upcoming mural at Bookmans.... Read more»2

Stephen Hadland

Failed bidder for Tucson Citizen making play for East Valley Tribune

A former would-be buyer of the Tucson Citizen is making a play to purchase the bankrupt East Valley Tribune, reports Heatcity.org.... Read more»

Travel

Tucson ranked No. 3 in small airports

Tucson International Airport finished No. 3 among small North American airports in a new survey. Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix ranks No. 5 in the large category.... Read more»1

Downtown

Feds write $63 million check for Tucson streetcar

Tucson's modern streetcar project was awarded $63 million by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Thursday. The federal grant is a slice of a $1.5 billion federal transportation program.... Read more»

Vulnerable bloggers

More libel suits coming from abroad

PHOENIX – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser isn’t reluctant to criticize those who support terrorism, but now he's being threatened with libel - from someone who lives in the Middle East.... Read more»

Arizona legislature

American Express pressures change in traveler's check law

After pressure from American Express, the Arizona House has reversed a law on how soon it can seize money from uncashed traveler's checks.... Read more»

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