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Senate unanimously declares 'press is not the enemy of the people'

The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday declaring that "the press is not the enemy of the people" — a rebuke of the repeated declarations by President Trump.... Read more»0

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Editorial

Shooting the messengers: Trump's attacks on free press 'enemies' undermine our democracy

The president rails about "fake news" to distract from inconvenient truths, but there is no alternative to a free press: democracies run on facts. Informed citizens are the foundation of our country's success.... Read more»1

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What we stand for at TucsonSentinel.com

Journalism is best when pursued with purpose. As an independent mission-driven nonprofit, TucsonSentinel.com aims to tackle our community's biggest issues. We shine a light on this town because we love it.... Read more»0

Deputies searching for 89-year-old man missing since Saturday

An elderly man missing on a sweltering day is the focus of a search by Pima County deputies. Robert Crubaugh was last seen driving a black Chevy Trailblazer with a wheelchair rack near Bopp and San Joaquin roads Saturday morning.... Read more»0

State flags at half-staff Monday in honor of Gilbert fire chief

Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that State of Arizona flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Monday in honor of Gilbert Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief James Nelson, who died last week.... Read more»0

Immigration, border agencies defend handling of family separations

Immigration officials defended the integrity of their agencies’ handling of family separations at the border, with one witness telling a Senate panel that Border Patrol agents don’t leave their “humanity behind when we report for duty.”... Read more»0

New Yuksel campaign filing raises as many questions as it answers

An updated campaign finance filing by crash-and-burn CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel corrects tens of thousands of dollars in errors in the original, but raises nearly as many questions as it answers.... Read more»0

Trump tariffs could cost Caterpillar $200 million

Caterpillar, the equipment giant that's building a headquarters for its mining division in Tucson, said Monday that tariffs recently imposed by the Trump administration could cost the company $100-$200 million just in the second half of 2018.... Read more»0

Monday deadline to register to vote in Arizona primary

Monday at midnight is the deadline to register to vote in Arizona's primary election for Senate, congressional, state and local candidates. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»0

Flags at half-staff for DPS trooper shot to death during freeway struggle

A Phoenix-area state trooper who was shot and killed during a struggle on a West Valley interstate is being honored with flags across the state flown at half-staff through Friday evening.... Read more»0

Pima Dems disavow CD 2 candidate Yuksel after dismissive reaction to rape claim

In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago.... Read more»0

Yuksel flees questions about rape claim, but won't quit CD 2 race

CD 2 candidate Yahya Yuksel held a press conference Sunday to call "false" allegations that he sexually assaulted an intoxicated girl when he was a teenager. He announced he was staying in the Democratic primary, and first ran from questions before returning — to again dodge answering.... Read more»2

Monsoon storms: Flash flood watch for Tucson, SE Arizona

Flash floods will be possible in and around metro Tucson until after midnight, officials said. A weather watch is in effect through 2 a.m. Thursday, with heavy monsoon rains meaning some roads and washes will be inundated.... Read more»0

Israeli-built Colombian jets slice through Tucson skies

If you've seen some new shapes in the sky over Tucson lately, you're not alone. Delta-winged Kfir fighter jets from the Colombian Air Force are making a training stop at Davis-Monthan before heading to Nevada for an air show later this month.... Read more»0

2 charged in deadly shooting outside strip club

Two Tucson men have surrendered to police and face charges in the fatal shooting of a man during a late-night fight outside a Midtown strip club, authorities said.... Read more»0

Flags at half-staff for Phx firefighter found dead while on Nat'l Guard duty

A Phoenix firefighter who was found dead on Friday in his quarters at an Army National Guard base is being honored with flags across the state flown at half-staff on Monday.... Read more»0

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