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Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

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Water

Mexico not living up to water treaty

Steeped in the annals of America's symbiotic relationship with Mexico is the two countries’ long-standing and sometimes tense agreement over an issue more far-reaching than border security and immigration: water.... Read more»

Brewer in 3-way primary poll tie

Governor Jan Brewer is in a three-way tie in the race for the GOP gubernatorial primary, says Rasmussen Reports. Treasurer Dean Martin and political rookie Buz Mills are in the running.... Read more»2

Celania-Fagen leaving TUSD superintendent job

Elizabeth Celania-Fagen is leaving her post as superintendent of TUSD after two years on the job.... Read more»

Live blog

4th Avenue Street Fair reappears this weekend

This Friday at 10 a.m. the 4th Avenue Street fair kicks off for families, spring breakers and downtown denizens. We at the Sentinel are filled with the usual excitement, anticipatory queasiness and parking anxiety as the rest of you, and have decided that this spring's fair merits a liveblog preview. ... Read more»3

59% say build 'virtual fence' on border

Despite this week's halt to funding for the project, 59% of Americans say the government should continue to build a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexico border. 72% say the military should be stationed at the border.... Read more»1

Election 2010

A new Democratic candidate for Senate?

Who will take on the eventual GOP nominee? Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman is still exploring a race, but has yet to formally declare. Politco names Southern Arizona businesswoman Nan Stockholm Walden as a potential candidate.... Read more»

Traffic

See Grant Rd. plan at Wednesday open house

Check out the planned improvements to Grant Road at an open house Wednesday evening.... Read more»

Election 2010

Hayworth closing on McCain in latest poll

Incumbent Sen. John McCain leads challenger J.D. Hayworth by seven points in the race for the GOP Senate primary, says the latest Rasmussen poll.... Read more»

Gannett CEO paid $4.7 million after mass layoffs, Citizen closure

Craig Dubow, the CEO of Gannett Inc., was paid $4.7 million in 2009, a year that saw the newspaper chain layoff thousands and close the 138-year-old Tucson Citizen.... Read more»4

Sunset Magazine calls Tucson a 'town of the future'

Tucson's "innovative building" has helped the city make Sunset Magazine's list of 20 towns of the future.... Read more»

World War II

Soar with vets on 'Liberty Belle' bomber

B-17 pilot Col. Richard Bushong, 86, is a Tucsonan who flew 28 combat missions over Europe during World War II. Monday, Bushong was on hand with the B-17 "Liberty Belle" to talk about his experiences. With photo gallery.... Read more»

Comic: False Bonhomie

Palin in Tucson: Reunited, and it feels so good ...

Former Alaska Governor and ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will stump for Senator John McCain in Tucson on March 26. Isn't politics great?... Read more»

Border

State Dep't warns against travel to Mexico

Following the weekend killing in Juarez of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, the U.S. Department of State has issued a strongly worded and startling warning for Americans to stay away from Mexico. ... Read more»

Cooking up a career

Az culinary school enrollment picking up steam

Culinary schools throughout Southern Arizona are seeing a significant increase in enrollment and demand due to popular television cooking shows, movies and the recession.... Read more»

Enterprise zones defended by House speaker

House Speaker Kirk Adams wants to expand tax incentives in enterprise zones. Rep. Tom Chabin says they're "lipstick on a pig."... Read more»

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