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45-mile walk shows solidarity against Arizona mine on land tribes consider sacred

Activists took part in the fifth annual walk to protest the proposed Resolution Copper Mine slated for land that the San Carlos Apache tribe calls sacred. ... Read more»

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Photos: Sanders in Tucson for Garcia gov campaign

With just two weeks before the election, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to Tucson to stump for Democrat David Garcia, who struggles to close a major polling gap and a massive disparity in campaign spending against GOP Gov. Doug Ducey. ... Read more»

Sanders at UA to push Garcia's gov campaign

Two weeks before Election Day, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Tucson to stump for David Garcia, the Democratic candidate for governor, during back-to-back events at two of the state's universities. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Is illegal immigation linked to more or less crime?

President Donald Trump said it’s “not true” that immigrants in the U.S. illegally are “safer than the people that live in the country,” providing several crime statistics he claimed represented the “toll of illegal immigration.” Sen. Bernie Sanders made the opposite claim, saying: “I understand that the crime rate among undocumented people is actually lower than the general population.”... Read more»

As democratic socialists gain momentum, Arizona Dems try to ease ‘hurt’ feelings

The election of President Donald Trump has ignited the progressive movement, sparking weekly marches and protests throughout his presidency. Although Democrats and leftists have united in their opposition to Trump, experts say there’s still a gaping wound that hasn’t healed after the Democratic primary.... Read more»

Democratic senators ask: What's up with OSHA?

In the four months since President Trump took office, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four news releases announcing penalties for job safety violations. By the end of May last year, it had issued 199.... Read more»

FactCheck: Spinning the CBO report on the Republican health care bill

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican health care bill has been released — so let the spinning begin: Democrats overstate what the CBO said about the impact on those who now have health insurance, while the White House budget director oversells the impact on premiums.... Read more»

Trans-Pacific trade debate makes for unusual allies, antagonists

Arizona exported $13.3 billion in goods in 2015 to the 11 Pacific Rim countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That number accounted for 58 percent of the state’s total exports that year. But President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP.... Read more»

2016: Five photos that marked the year

Five photos that mark a year of journalism by TucsonSentinel.com's border and immigration reporter Paul Ingram. ... Read more»

DHS review defends using private prisons for detained immigrants

Despite a decision by the Justice Department to reduce the use of privately run detention facilities, a Homeland Security advisory subcommittee said immigration officials should continue to use them, citing costs and the need for flexibility.... Read more»

Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul whose populist message resonated with white working-class Americans, rode a powerful wave of support on Tuesday in Arizona and across much of the country to be elected the 45th president of the United States.... Read more»

Trump, Clinton to campaign again in Arizona

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in what has unexpectedly become a swing state, will make another campaign stop in Arizona on Saturday. An afternoon rally is planned in Phoenix. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will hold a rally on Wednesday in Phoenix.... Read more»

Sanders in Tucson: 'Crystal clear' differences between Trump and Clinton

With just three weeks until Election Day, U.S. Bernie Sanders returned to Tucson to stump for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, telling a crowd of nearly 5,000 people on the University of Arizona mall that "Our job is to defeat Trump."... Read more»

Clinton campaign pushing money, proxies to Arizona in effort to swing state

With only three weeks to Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is sending top surrogates to Arizona this week and pledging $2 million in advertising in an effort to turn the state blue for the first time in 20 years.... Read more»

Presidential campaign giving lags in Arizona, elsewhere in U.S.

Arizonans have been relatively stingy with their presidential donations this year, contributing $8.4 million as of August, well off the 2012 pace when residents forked over $21.9 million by the end of the presidential campaign. ... Read more»

Sanders supporters continue protests as Democrats nominate Clinton

Hundreds of “Bernie or Bust” supporters protested in Philadelphia on Tuesday — refusing to let go of his campaign even though Sanders himself has urged them to vote for Clinton, his former rival.... Read more»

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