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Talk back: 2017 TucsonSentinel.com reader survey

Valued readers like you are at the heart of everything TucsonSentinel.com has published, and today we want to hear from you. ... Read more»0

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Bannon: Killing of BP Agent Brian Terry helped elect Trump

The 2010 murder of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona helped solidify support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the Upper Midwest, political strategist Steve Bannon told a Tucson audience. "Is anything more dramatic than the death of Brian Terry in that canyon?," he said, speaking at a benefit for a foundation set up by the slain BP agent's family.... Read more»1

Marriott reverses, will permit press at Bannon speech in Tucson

A Tucson resort has changed its mind about barring reporters from a speech by Steven Bannon, the ousted White House strategist who returned to his post at Breitbart News. Bannon will keynote a dinner benefiting the Brian Terry Foundation on Saturday.... Read more»0

A moment of silence on Veterans Day

TucsonSentinel.com will observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 in recognition of the sacrifices of those who have served the United States and our allies, their families, and those who paid the ultimate price in war.... Read more»0

Missing Corona de Tucson woman found safe

A 69-year-old woman who had been reported missing in the Corona de Tucson area was found safe, authorities said.... Read more»0

Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. ... Read more»0

Democrats sweep Tucson Council races, Strong Start losing 2-1

The trio of Democrats seeking election to the Tucson City Council were handily ahead in early returns, and the Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson measure was losing 2-1. Councilman Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres were reelected, and Paul Durham won a vacant seat. ... Read more»0

McSally to seek U.S. Senate seat, fellow Republicans say

She hasn't yet made a formal announcement, but U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has told her GOP colleagues that she plans to seek the Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. Rep. David Schweikert told the AP that McSally is poised to run.... Read more»0

McCain treated for torn Achilles tendon

Even as he continues to be a thorn in the side of the Trump administration, Sen. John McCain has problems with his heel: he was treated over the weekend for a torn Achilles tendon.... Read more»0

Daylight Saving Time

Don't touch that clock! Rest of nation falling back from DST

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning for most of the United States, but Arizona residents won't have to switch their clocks — we don't observe DST.... Read more»0

Steven Bannon to speak at Brian Terry dinner in Tucson

Steven Bannon, the ousted White House strategist who returned to his post at Breitbart News, will keynote a dinner benefiting the Brian Terry Foundation, established by the family of the Border Patrol agent killed in a 2010 gunfight south of Tucson.... Read more»0

Quick take

Grijalva on Grand Canyon uranium mining: 'No boundaries to Trump's spite'

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva dug in against an administration proposal to reopen areas around the Grand Canyon to uranium mining: "Trump wants to turn one of the world’s greatest natural wonders into a strip mine... there are no boundaries to his spite."... Read more»0

Ballot mailing deadline past; turn in votes in person

Voters in Tucson, Oro Valley and several area school districts should drop their ballots off by hand if they didn't mail them by Wednesday. Three early voting sites are open through Monday, with polls open in OV and a handful open in Tucson on Tuesday.... Read more»0

Strong Start, zoo campaigns failed to disclose 100s of thousands in donations, expenses

The backers of the Strong Start Tucson education tax for months failed to file prompt disclosures of high-dollar donations and expenses, a TucsonSentinel.com investigation shows. The No on Prop. 204 campaign had a filing error, and backers of the zoo sales tax also failed to properly file.... Read more»2

'Cause of my life' - Giffords rebrands gun-control group with her name

Gabrielle Giffords is a woman of few words, but the name of the formerly voluble lawmaker speaks volumes. Tuesday, the gun-control advocacy group she founded after surviving an assassination attempt was rebranded, and now simply bears her last name.... Read more»0

The vote came first: Pima to allow more backyard chickens

Pima County residents in more residential areas will be allowed to keep chickens for eggs beginning next month, after the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to loosen restrictions on backyard poultry.... Read more»2

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