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Judge blocks Trump from building border wall with emergency funds, including section in Yuma

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from constructing two border wall projects using up to $8.1 billion in money siphoned from the Defense Department, including a project near Yuma that was scheduled to begin construction this weekend. ... Read more»

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers may open center on Flowing Wells

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is doing a test run for a drop-off center in the parking lot of the recently closed YES Thrift Shop at 4650 N. Flowing Wells Road.... Read more»

The Good Egg to open fourth Tucson location

Tucsonans on the Northwest Side will soon have a much shorter drive to get their The Good Egg fix.... Read more»

Polygamy

Bills would close incest law loophole

A loophole in the law against incest handcuffs officials wanting to crack down on polygamists who marry relatives under age 18. The law currently defines incest as between adults; the bills would make the incest law apply when victims are minors.... Read more»

Arizona politics

Arpaio's job approval falling

More than 1 in 3 people in the Phoenix metro area think Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is doing a "poor job."... Read more»

Budget forum

City budget cuts could change Arts Council funding role

Tucson Pima Arts Council will discuss whether it can continue its current role in funding local arts groups in the wake of city budget cuts at a grants forum Thursday.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Tohono O’odham feel squeezed by gangs, Border Patrol

The Tohono O’odham Nation is under siege by smugglers and gangs, according to a story in the New York Times. With tougher border security, more smuggling traffic is being forced through the reservation, and residents are paying the price.... Read more»

Interfaith Community Services

Northwest Side food bank to open Saturdays

Interfaith Community Services announced that it will open its food bank on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

Education budget

State budget woes could cripple education funding, supporters say

Gov. Jan Brewer's efforts to offset a budget shortfall could hurt education in several ways, education advocates say.... Read more»2

Immigration

Tucson sector sees jump in number of Chinese border crossers

Stephen Ceasar, a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, is changing the image of the typical illegal immigrant crossing into the US.... Read more»

Local blues

Tucson bluesmen take their award-winning duo to Memphis

Local blues duo Tom Walbank and Arthur Migliazza represent Tucson blues at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, to much acclaim.... Read more»3

Walkup, Uhlich, Romero targets

City recall activists get down to business

A small group of political activists came out into the cold on Saturday morning. Spurred by radio talk shows and political blogs, they signed up to circulate petitions calling for a recall of Mayor Bob Walkup and council members Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero.... Read more»1

Health care

Health-care reform: Friend or foe? Area politicians split along party lines

I’m a little bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t exactly been following all the hubbub about health-care reform. I’m one of the lucky people that has pretty good medical insurance through my employer. But I also know there are a lot of people who aren’t so lucky. ... Read more»5

Arizona legislature

Bill would dock legislator pay for skipped votes

Rep. Jerry Weiers is fed up with fellow lawmakers who skip floor votes. His solution: Dock their pay and list their names on the Web. "Nobody can sit in your seat and vote for you," said Weiers, a Glendale Republican. "We are paid to vote no matter how you look at it."... Read more»

Winter weather

Severe storm conditions surprise Tucson

After a rare tornado watch, Tucson remains under a flood advisory from the National Weather Service until 11:30 a.m. While Tucson was spared the worst of the storm that hit most of Arizona yesterday, Tucsonans battened down the hatches nonetheless.... Read more»

Hello world

Welcome to TucsonSentinel.com!

After months of planning and preparation, it’s time to take TucsonSentinel.com for a shakedown cruise. Help us break some champagne over the bow as we launch the good ship Sentinel.... Read more»10

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