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Shirley Scott to retire from City Council next year

There'll be at least one open spot on Tucson's City Council in 2019, along with no incumbent mayor on the ballot and the possibility of other councilmembers seeking the top seat. Shirley Scott won't seek re-election after nearly a quarter-century in office.... Read more»0

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Eppihimer re-elected as Pima GOP chair

David Eppihimer was re-elected as the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party on Saturday.... Read more»0

McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat

Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»0

Alison Jones ousts Jo Holt as Pima Dems chair by 4 votes

Activist Alison Jones won the votes of precinct committeemen Saturday, beating sitting Pima County Democratic Party Chair Jo Holt by a narrow margin.... Read more»1

Kyl resigning from Senate on Dec. 31; Ducey to appoint again

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate.... Read more»0

From the editor

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»0

Happy Christmas from John Lennon

Beatle John Lennon was shot to death Dec. 8, 1980. R.I.P. (with archival videos) — Let us know which of his songs are your favorites.... Read more»0

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»0

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»0

Your gift to TucsonSentinel.com doubled with #NewsMatch

Please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program, through the end of the year.... Read more»0

HSL adds Williams Center Hampton Inn to local hotel holdings

HSL Properties has added another hotel to its Tucson-area real estate holdings, buying the Hampton Inn at the Williams Center for $8.2 million.... Read more»0

Aranda takes over from Marquez Peterson at Hispanic Chamber

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has named Lydia Aranda as its new permanent head. She was named as interim president of the business group in September, but Lea Marquez Peterson has now stepped down as CEO as well following her CD 2 election loss.... Read more»0

Grijalva says Interior Sec. must resign; Zinke calls Tucson Dem a drunk

Citing "multiple scandals," U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva called on Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke to resign Friday. The Trump official responded by tweeting that "it's hard for him to think straight from the bottom of the bottle."... Read more»0

Flags ordered to half staff after killing of U.S. marshal in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White in Tucson on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags across the state to be flown at half mast. ... Read more»0

Jesse Kelly, 2-time congressional also-ran, back on Twitter after ban

Jesse Kelly, who twice lost Tucson-area races for Congress and has sold RVs in Texas while maintaining a profile as a rightwing pundit, was booted off Twitter over the weekend, but his account was back in action Wednesday.... Read more»0

#GivingTuesday

Your gift to TucsonSentinel.com doubled on #GivingNewsDay

On #GivingTuesday & #GivingNewsDay, please join with your fellow readers and support TucsonSentinel.com. Now more than ever, we need solid journalism — and your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with the special #NewsMatch program.... Read more»0

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