Ruling: Judge OKs Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative for ballot
A judge ruled against a legal challenge brought by Republicans, allowing an initiative to make Tucson a “sanctuary city” to go to voters in November.
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The Biden administration has put a pause on plans to erect a copper mine in Arizona on land known as Oak Flat, a site sacred to Indigenous nations in the area, and will further consult with the San Carlos Apache and other tribes that have voiced opposition to the project. Read more»
Chiricahua National Monument – one of Arizona’s unique sky islands with a history that includes Geronimo, Buffalo Soldiers and the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps – could become Arizona’s fourth national park if a bipartisan bill finally passes this year in Congress. Read more»
Memorial Day weekend travelers are expected to pack roads and airports at or above pre-pandemic levels this year, with experts saying that an estimated 42.3 million Americans - and about 887,000 from Arizona - are likely to travel, a 4% increase over last year’s numbers. Read more»
While a Colorado River conservation plan has yet to be approved by the federal government, Gov. Katie Hobbs made two things clear at a news conference Thursday: Arizona will lead the way in the tri-state agreement, and Arizonans need not worry about a water-use crackdown. Read more»
Less than a dozen trans students in Arizona have asked to play on girl’s sports teams’ in the past decade, but Republican Superintendent Tom Horne said that girls across the state are facing unfair competition, which is why he is vehemently defending Arizona’s trans athlete ban. Read more»
After human error in Pinal County’s midterm election caused officials to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots, the county’s supervisors now want to try counting ballots by hand. Read more»
The Tucson Sentinel is accepting applications for a new fulltime journalist, who will be digging into government accountability and social issues in Southern Arizona as our Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access reporter. Read more»
A 73-year-old man from Tucson just became the oldest person to finish the 610-mile Ride Across Arizona. Mike Ingram, who rode solo and non-supported, bicycled across the northern part of the state in nine days, 10 hours and 50 minutes. Read more»
I've been waiting for the foretold catastrophic flood of migrants crossing the border after the end of Title 42. But early indications are that crossings have fallen precipitously, even as Pima County and social service workers have been handling the problem. Read more»
Prosecutors are seeking a 17-year sentence for Arizona resident Edward Vallejo, one of nine members of the Oath Keepers who were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Read more»
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