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Tucson man, now known as 'Green Shirt Guy,' goes viral for laughing at anti-immigrant group

Video of a Tucsonan Alex Kack, now known as "#GreenShirtGuy," laughing uproariously as two members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group protested at the City Council on Tuesday has ricocheted around the Internet.... Read more»2

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Pima supervisors OK converting juvie center wing to shelter for asylum-seekers

On a 3-2 party line vote, Pima County supervisors approved moving a Catholic-run shelter for released migrants into a vacant wing of the juvenile detention center — but not before hearing dissension over the plan from other groups that work with migrants.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kozachik: Compassion must guide vote on Pima County migrant shelter

"All of the questions related to funding are important. But the superior principle is compassion. That must guide the vote, and if it does we’ll see the agreement approved 5-0, to the great credit of Pima County's governing body." - Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»2

Pima County provides more details on planned shelter for asylum-seekers

Plans to transform an unused section of the Juvenile Detention Center into a transitional shelter for newly released asylum-seekers are a good investment even if the flow of migrants slows down, said Pima County's Chuck Huckelberry. He also responded to questions posed by Supervisor Miller.... Read more»

Pima County seeks to redirect $100K/mo in Stonegarden funds to migrant shelter

Pima County is asking that more than a half-million dollars in Operation Stonegarden money be directed toward humanitarian aid for asylum-seekers. County Sheriff Napier said he backs the shelter, "even if it all came out of overtime."... Read more»2

Pima supervisors to hold special meeting on migrant shelter at juvie center

At a special meeting next Monday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors will review and potentially approve converting a vacant portion of the juvenile detention center into a shelter for asylum-seekers released by the federal government.... Read more»

County migrant shelter 'back on track' after Elias again supports project

Plans to turn an unused section of the Pima juvenile detention center into a shelter for released migrants are back on, 24 hours after heated debate led officials to order a halt to work.... Read more»

County stops work after clash over migrant shelter at vacant Pima juvenile center

Plans to turn an unused section of the juvenile detention center into a Catholic Community Services shelter for hundreds of released migrants have prompted debate, with activists calling the move a "non-starter," and supporters assailing "second-guessing that undermines the work."... Read more»7

Pima County to lease juvenile center for stop-over for asylum-seekers

Asylum seekers freshly released from federal custody may have a new place for respite as Pima County is set to turn over an unused section of the juvenile detention center to Catholic Community Services.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Handicapping the Tucson mayor's race & the myth of 'woke'

The race to replace Mayor Jonathan Rothschild leads to discussions about race and gender when voter outreach and turnout — and the necessary cash and hard work — will be what's truly pivotal. ... Read more»

Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kozachik: Hands off cellphones while driving

"Please, when you are out on the road, leave the phone and other electronic devices alone. Think of the safety, not only of those around you, but your own as well." — City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

A migrant's journey: Tracking the footsteps of a trip into the unknown

A father's story is symbolic of thousands of migrants leaving all they know for a chance at a better life and challenging odds.... Read more»

Forum: Why a free press is essential to democracy

A free event Monday evening will feature local reporters — including TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith — and politicians Bruce Ash and Steve Kozachik in a discussion of the importance of real news.... Read more»

El Chisme

Caught napping? News going to the dogs, Bond backers mum, Arpaio's blown chances

KVOA's sinking teeth into stories while station's on the auction block, and backers of Pima County road bonds aren't paving the way to passage. El Chisme never sleeps when it comes to what's news for political people in the Old Pueblo.... Read more»

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