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You're invited: Support local independent journalism at the TucsonSentinel.com holiday shindig

Come celebrate the holiday season with a few drinks, a bite to eat and lots of healthy conversation, as we observe whatever it is you/we/they celebrate this time of year — especially a belated 227th birthday of the Bill of Rights (Dec. 15), or the impending ninth (!) birthday of TucsonSentinel.com (Jan. 22).... Read more»

The way we were

County Attorney Schafer led murder prosecution of notorious 'Pied Piper' Schmid

The history of Pima County includes a number of fascinating trials, the stories of these each speak to a specific time and place. The tragic and bizarre trial of murderer Charles Schmid in 1966 is no exception. The case brought unwanted scrutiny to Tucson, and drew the attention of a nationally famous trial lawyer. ... Read more»1

Ajo BP agents apprehend 240 people in 48 hours

Customs and Border Protection will begin building five miles of fence along the southern border of the Organ Pipe Refuge, as people from Central America continue to cross the border and turn themselves in to seek asylum. ... Read more»

ASU, Arizona make effort to enroll Chinese students

ASU students, educators and Phoenix-area community organizations are trying to attract Chinese students to campus and the millions of dollars they sink into the state's economy.... Read more»

Hispanics show immunity from rising U.S. suicide rates

Experts attribute the relatively low suicide rate among Latinos to the culture’s strong family and community support systems, which appear to provide some degree of protection. ... Read more»

10 months into $267 million hiring program, CBP gained just a handful of agents

After 10 months and nearly $14 million, a consulting company given a $267 million contract to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection with recruiting has processed just two successful job offers. ... Read more»

Hikers discover 310-million-year-old animal prints on well-traveled Grand Canyon path

When you’re out hiking, you never know what you might see. Scientists have never bothered to look along the Bright Angel Trail for proof of pre-Jurassic life, then hikers found footprints that travel back in time a quarter billion years before dinosaurs. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Grijalva, Dems have no choice but to investigate Trump admin's shenanigans

The Grijalva-Zinke spat is a small example of the question faced by Democrats as they suddenly have oversight power: Should legislative oversight equal executive shadiness, or does the the sheer scale of executive shadiness excuse it from accountability? ... Read more»1

Stanton loses congressional office sweepstakes, Kirkpatrick wins by default

Members-elect or their staffers gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building to draw numbers from an “ancient box” that would determine just how far they work from Capitol building.... Read more»

Dewey-Humboldt Town Council condemns coyote-killing contests

Dewey-Humboldt – which is southeast of Prescott and bills itself as 'Arizona’s Country Town' – joins Tucson, Pinal County, Albuquerque and California and Vermont in passing similar resolutions or bans on such hunting contests.... Read more»

Caught between DACA and ACA, Dreamer’s hopes for kidney transplant dim

Immigration status is not supposed to impact transplant eligibility, but insurance coverage and socioeconomic status do.... Read more»

Forest Service under fire for cutting old-growth trees in eastern Az

The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project’s backers.... Read more»

Pearl Harbor Day: USS Arizona videos

Videos of the USS Arizona, past and present. 1,177 members of the crew of the USS Arizona were killed as the battleship exploded and sank during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. The bodies of more than 900 remain entombed in the vessel, which serves as a memorial for all who died during the attack.... Read more»

Video: FDR's Pearl Harbor Address

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Address to Congress: "Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."... Read more»

Lonnie Swartz

Feds won't pursue 3rd trial of BP agent in cross-border shooting

Federal prosecutors said they cannot file new charges against Lonnie Swartz, ending the case against the BP agent who once faced a second-degree murder trial, and then manslaughter charges, for shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting in 2012.... Read more»

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