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BP agent, facing assault charge, called people on border 'savages' and 'subhuman'

A Nogales Border Patrol agent — accused of running down a Guatemalan man and then lying about it — called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh*t," and repeatedly used a racial epithet for border crossers in text messages, court documents say. ... Read more»

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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»

Film tax incentives

Extension of movie tax credits pushed

With a state program offering movie productions tax credits set to expire at year's end, a lawmaker wants to not only renew the program but offer incentives similar to those in New Mexico.... Read more»

TucsonSentinel.com at Tucson Festival of Books

Readers attending the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend can meet Sentinel staff — and each other — at our booth. ... Read more»1

Crazy town

Tucson ranked No. 8 in crazy

Tucson's getting quite a reputation: we were ranked the ninth-drunkest city, now we're the No. 8 on the crazy list.... Read more»2

Education

Lawmaker wants online courses evaluated

A state lawmaker wants to create an institute that would recommend whether online courses offered by private companies meet state standards before public schools decide whether to use them.... Read more»

UA tuition, fees raised 10-20 percent

Students at the University of Arizona will see tuition and fees increase 10-20 percent next year.... Read more»

UniSource reveals plan for $60 million downtown HQ

A new $60 million headquarters building for UniSource Energy will bring 360 more workers downtown in a solar-powered, energy efficient structure, the company said Thursday morning.... Read more»1

Protesters, supporters rally over immigration bills

Dozens of demonstrators rallied Monday at the State Capitol against bills that would make it trespassing to be in the country illegally and require local law enforcement to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws.... Read more»

Education budget

Marana, Flowing Wells voters reject budget overrides, Sahuarita gets go-ahead

School budget override results were mixed in Tuesday’s consolidated elections. Sahaurita voters approved a budget increase, but Marana and Flowing Wells residents defeated their districts' requests for more funding.... Read more»

Local expert predicts busy rattlesnake season

This year’s cold, rainy weather may delay rattlesnake season a bit, but it ultimately will mean more snakes when they surface in full force, probably the beginning of April.... Read more»1

Tucson Unified School District

Wrightstown Elementary to close after 96 years

This will be the final year for 96-year-old Wrightstown Elementary School. The TUSD Governing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to merge the East Side school with Henry Elementary effective this fall.... Read more»

St.Patrick's Day

'I, Hugo,' or how the Irish founded Tucson

Hugo (or Hugh) O’Conor is considered by many to be the Old Pueblo’s founding father. He is especially embraced by members of the large Irish community who dwell in Tucson today.... Read more»2

Access Tucson, Channel 12 to share facility

The city's Channel 12 will move to Access Tucson's downtown facility, and both operations will be funded equally, the City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday.... Read more»1

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