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Sentinel editor awarded 'Sledgehammer' for reporting

TucsonSentinel.com Editor Dylan Smith was named a winner of the "Sledgehammer Award" by the Arizona Press Club for his work pushing government officials to release information. Daily Star reporter Caitlin Schmidt was also recognized. The Department of Juvenile Corrections and Maricopa County Treasurer were recognized with "Brick Wall Awards" for hiding information.... Read more»

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Former UA president Henry Koffler dead at 95

UA President Emeritus Henry Koffler, who led the UA as president from 1982-1991 and oversaw its ascension to the top ranks of major research universities, died Saturday, March 10. He was 95. Koffler is survived by Phyllis (Pierson) Koffler, his wife of more than 71 years. ... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: Envision Tucson's future with clear eyes

Mayor Rothschild: "2020 is less than two years away. Let's look where we're at today, and where we want to be then, with clear-eyed, 20/20 vision. Let's strive to see things from each other's perspective, and not through the distorting lens of ideology."... Read more»

Tucson's 2017 job growth thousands more than previously reported

An annual revision, using more accurate federal data, showed that Tucson ended up 3,600 more jobs in 2017 than previously reported. But we continue to rank near the bottom of the state's metro areas for job growth.... Read more»1

UA’s Miller to remain coach, calls report ‘inaccurate, false & defamatory’

UA put on a proverbial full-court press Thursday, discrediting allegations made in a report about Sean Miller’s recruitment of a star player and saying it will retain the men’s basketball coach.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoover: Border Patrol's 'hot water' claims are all wet

Here we go again. The Border Patrol is retaliating against humanitarians working to save lives in the desert. Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council recently said, "If that water heats up in the desert, it's actually a lot more dangerous to drink extremely heated water than what it is if you don't have that water at all." ... Read more»

MLS preseason

UA soccer club falls to FC Dallas

When you see a result like Friday afternoon’s 9 - 0 drubbing of the University of Arizona’s national champion soccer club at the hands of FC Dallas, one has to ask what the team on the losing side gets out of it. ... Read more»

Alday reaches 500-win milestone as Pima baseball sweeps UA

The Pima Community College baseball team (5-1) earned a non-conference sweep on Tuesday at the West Campus Baseball Field and helped head coach Rich Alday reach a milestone.... Read more»

Feds say Arizona can move forward on work requirement for Medicaid

Federal officials issued guidelines last week that will let Arizona and nine other states move ahead on proposals to require that able-bodied Medicaid recipients are either working or involved in “community engagement activities” to be eligible for coverage.... Read more»

Passage prevented: How Trump’s border wall will harm Arizona wildlife

President Trump wants to stop illegal immigration with a "big beautiful" wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, but experts agree it would harm the ecology of one of the most biodiverse regions of North America.... Read more»

New Tucson office: GEICO to add hundreds of car insurance jobs

Insurance giant GEICO will build a new office in The Bridges development on Tucson's South Side, adding about 700 jobs to the company's 2,100 employees in the area.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

RichRod accuser has UA football by the pigskins

The case of Rich Rodriguez's tumbling from his perch atop Wildcat football hits the UA athletics department at the worst possible time, with another scandal that may spin off at least one more.... Read more»

Tim Bee resigns as UA vice president

Tim Bee, a vice president of the University of Arizona and former state legislator, is leaving his post as the UA's VP of Government and Community Relations.... Read more»

Metro Tucson's job growth may be better than state has been reporting

Arizona officials have been saying for most of the year that metro Tucson is either barely adding jobs or just losing a few. But more accurate federal numbers show Tucson may be adding jobs at a healthy rate.... Read more»

UA doctor’s drug could buy time between rattlesnake bite and anti-venom treatment

As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and trouble breathing. It’s a race against time to get to a hospital. The longer it takes to get treatment, the higher the odds of long-term injury or death.... Read more»

UA archaeology professor, students dig into Bisbee baseball history

The students digging beneath the stands at Bisbee’s Warren Ballpark have unearthed a few artifacts that provide a glimpse into what life was like for fans of the century-old ballpark: firearm cartridges, broken glass bottles, bus tokens.... Read more»

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