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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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Homolovi Ruins

State park closings raise worries of artifact looting, vandalism

With the Homolovi Ruins State Park closed on Monday due to deep cuts to the Arizona State Parks budget, archaeologists and Hopi leaders worry about a return to the free-for-all days.... Read more»1

Crime

Police investigating gang-related shooting

An early morning shooting left one man dead, and another with life-threatening injuries Wednesday, said a Tucson police spokesman.... Read more»

Outdoors

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley opening Thursday

Oh, boy! With the sun shining and at least a foot of fresh snow on Mount Lemmon, Wednesday looked like a perfect opportunity to beat the rodeo rush and snatch a day of skiing from the jaws of the Sonoran Desert.... Read more»

Border violence

Drug shootouts spur travel warning for Nogales, rest of Mexico

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico, citing a rise in violence throughout the country. Nogales, Son. and other border cities are listed in the alert as where most of the violence has occurred.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman delays Senate run decision

Rodney Glassman, the Tucson city councilman who's been mulling a run for U.S. Senate, will think it over some more.... Read more»3

Child health

Az lags in dental health policies for kids

Arizona meets only half of eight goals designed to ensure children get proper dental care.... Read more»

History

Florence flourishes as 'True West' town

While Tombstone didn't make it on True West magazine's list of the "Top 10 true western towns," another Arizona town, Florence, not only made the list but cracked the top two.... Read more»

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

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