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You believe that a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson

You understand the importance of an informed community, and the role quality local news plays in our ability to make wise decisions about our future. You're invested in this community — and so are we. As a local business, our revenues go right back into reporting the news; we're not shipping profits out of town that are twice what we pay our reporters and editors.

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You realize the importance of a homegrown news organization, that's a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to making our community a better place to live. 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.

Journalism is an 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.

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Our reporting digs deep, and tells stories that otherwise wouldn't see the light of day. We peel away the narratives and get beyond the talking points to tell you and your neighbors what's really going on. We report undeniable facts, with solid sources — the sort of up-to-the-minute journalism that inspires action.

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TucsonSentinel.com is a nonpartisan news source — we don't write stories to push any political line. We don't report to tell you what to think, but instead to give you important things to think about.

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KEEPING THEM HONEST

You may not know that there are hundreds of journalists who are no longer reporting, just right here in Tucson, compared to a decade ago. Layoffs and shutdowns at chain newspapers and TV stations mean there are many fewer watchdogs looking out for us than a decade ago. Even as our community is growing, our press is shrinking dramatically.

That's why it's even more important to have journalism here that's invested in the success and future of this community, and not looking to send short-term profits out of town from it.

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS WITH REAL REPORTING

We believe that a smarter Tucson is a better Tucson. Our solid reporting has gained attention — not just in Tucson, but across the country — for being accurate and comprehensive.

As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of our readers, and local business owners and civic leaders. We know an informed community is important to you, and that you understand the consequences when watchdogs lose their teeth and are muzzled. We can't make wise decisions as a community without having solid, relevant information. That requires a healthy press — and that requires support from those who recognize the value we deliver in making everyone in this town just a little bit smarter.

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