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A new way to support local news: TucsonSentinel.com's Watchdog Club on Facebook

Here's a special announcement all about our sponsors — YOU! There's a new way to support authentically local news at TucsonSentinel.com... The new WATCHDOG CLUB on Facebook, as well as an expanded PRESS CLUB directly here on our website.

Please support the solid, reliable journalism that is the bedrock of our democracy, and help underwrite your local nonprofit news site: the independent TucsonSentinel.com.

Right here, you can become a member of our PRESS CLUB group of supporters — with a variety of donation options — and you'll get:

  • Special members-only email updates
  • Invitations to member coffees and happy hours with Sentinel journalists
  • Advance notice and special tickets for TucsonSentinel.com events
  • Invitations to special VIP donor events
  • TucsonSentinel.com's mission-driven nonprofit reporting available for everyone to read

Plus, you can sign up for a special set of Facebook member benefits as a member of our new WATCHDOG CLUB. TucsonSentinel.com is one of just a handful of news organizations in the United States picked for a pilot project: "Fan Subscriptions" for journalism. Just click the big blue "Become a Supporter" button on our Facebook page!

If you become a member of our WATCHDOG CLUB — at just $4.99 per month — you'll get:

  • A special Supporter Badge that shows you back local independent news, displayed next to your comments on our posts
  • Exclusive FB posts just for supporters: news alerts, videos, polls & member surveys, photos and behind-the-scenes updates from our reporters
  • An email newsletter with extra insights, analysis and commentary straight from our newsroom, and our reporters in the field
  • The knowledge that you're helping TucsonSentinel.com report the most accurate news about meaningful events in Southern Arizona

Of course, you can sign up for both the PRESS CLUB on our website and the WATCHDOG CLUB on Facebook! You'll give our hard-working reporters and editors the most support, and stay completely in the loop.

Subscribe and stretch your donation over time:

$10/mo. Printer's Devil
$15/mo. Cub Reporter
$20/mo. Stringer
$40/mo. Correspondent
$50/mo. Senior Correspondent
Enter your own monthly amount (number only)

Or give a secure one-time gift with PayPal or your credit card:

$5,000 Newshound
$2,500 Copy desk chief
$1,000 Trusted source
$500 Correspondent
$250 Stringer
$100 Cub reporter
$50 Printer's Devil
$25 Informed Source
$10 Dear Reader
Enter your own amount (below)

WHY SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS RIGHT NOW?

With the challenges we face as a community, and the heated partisan rhetoric about which set of "facts" to believe, there's never been a more urgent need for independent, transparent and vigilant local reporting. Give your today to invest in TucsonSentinel.com's award-winning authentically local news for 2019 & beyond.

Like what you're reading? Support high-quality local journalism and help underwrite independent news without the spin.

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. We'll put your dollars to work holding politicians accountable, reporting the untold stories of the borderlands, and bringing you and the rest of Southern Arizona nonpartisan independent news without the spin.

It's with your help that Sentinel senior reporter Paul Ingram was just named the Community Journalist of the Year by the Arizona Press Club, and we swept our division in the state's Breaking News awards!

And it's because of the support of the Tucson community that we were picked as just one of 6 members of Local Independent Online News Publishers across the nation taking part in Facebook's Fan Subscriptions test for news!

We have big plans to expand our reach, deepen our reporting, and increase the impact of authentically local news throughout 2019 — but we need your help right now.

If you haven't yet, join donors like Noam Chomsky, I. Michael Kasser, Mark Napier, Humberto Lopez, Chuck Freitas, Luise Levy, John Winchester, Kathryn Gullen, Jim Nintzel, Laura Sagarman, Bill Roe, Monica Bauer, Kathryn Lance, Elizabeth Cherry, David Bryan,  Jennifer Phillips, Jennifer Powers, Molly Holzschlag, John Laitner, Linda Seberger, JD Wallace, Rick Unklesbay, Dianne Bret Harte, Russell Carpenter, Catherine Gale, Cassandra Foley, Edna Gray, Maureen Metcalfe, Bill Risner, Gregory McNamee, Tony Davis, Naja McKenzie, Jimmy Boegle, Terry Bracy, Kate Kenski, Yue Li, Shawn Pendley Fichtner, Bruce Hermes, Regina Suitt, Chuck Huckelberry, Gretchen Wagenseller, Kristel Foster, Linus Kafka, Milly Haeuptle, Susan Gallegos,  Jean-Paul Bierny, Tom Zoellner, Kenny Jacobs, Connie Engard, Vicki and Patricia Mitchell/Grossman, Daniel Cobbledick, Jacquelyn Jackson, Monica Franzi Humbles, Patrick Gorman, Jeanne Pickering, Lorraine Glicksman, Sharon Bronson, Ron Barber, Myra Christeck, Karl Schaeffer, Paul D'Hedouville, Veronica Feemster Moody, David Burke, R. Scott Roy, Mark Rubin, Brady Nock, Jeff Latas, Kristin Almquist, Donna Mabry, Byron Howard, Betsy Bolding, Janni Simner, Alison Jones, Tom Volgy, David Mandel, Joel Feinman, and Robin Hiller as well as Michelle Valenzuela, Robin Hoover, Margaret Bowden, Kirsten Engel and many others, and give your gift today!

We count on readers like you to help us pursue these important stories. If you value what we're doing and want to see TucsonSentinel.com continue and grow, please make your gift today!

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Journalism is a vital public service in a democracy. Investigative reporting uncovers injustice, exposes corruption and holds officials accountable. Community reporting celebrates the unique nature of Tucson's people, reflecting our sense of place through a knowing lens.

We aim to provide both: to point out the things we all love about Southern Arizona, and point to possible solutions for what needs changing. We believe that just as an unexamined life is not worth living, an unexamined city is not worth living in. A smarter Tucson is a better Tucson.

But insightful reporting doesn't come free. Make your donation today as a member of the TucsonSentinel.com PRESS CLUB — you may make a one-time contribution, or sign up for a monthly subscription that supports nonpartisan reporting year-round. And sign up for the special WATCHDOG CLUB on Facebook, too!

And just one more thing: Do us a huge favor and help spread the word about TucsonSentinel.com by telling your friends and family about us, and why you believe truly independent local news is so vital. Please share this now.

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Subscribe and stretch your donation over time:

$10/mo. Printer's Devil
$15/mo. Cub Reporter
$20/mo. Stringer
$40/mo. Correspondent
$50/mo. Senior Correspondent
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Or give a secure one-time gift with PayPal or your credit card:

$5,000 Newshound
$2,500 Copy desk chief
$1,000 Trusted source
$500 Correspondent
$250 Stringer
$100 Cub reporter
$50 Printer's Devil
$25 Informed Source
$10 Dear Reader
Enter your own amount (below)

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