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

An event next week will honor Lydia Reis, the "Umbrella Lady" known for strolling along streets in Northwest Tucson who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in early January. Read more»

Snow on Mt. Lemmon at the end of December

Temperatures will drop below 32 degrees across much of the Tucson region again Tuesday overnight, with a hard freeze warning in effect from 1-8 a.m. Tuesday for the metro area and parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation and Pinal County. Read more»

Snow on Mt. Lemmon at the end of December

Snow was falling across parts of the Tucson area Monday morning, with more flurries possible as temperatures drop below freezing overnight across much of the region. Read more»

Flags should be flown at half-staff through sunset on Thursday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting this weekend in Monterey Park, Calif, ordered President Biden and Arizona Gov. Hobbs. Read more»

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Read more»

Protesters outside the Pima County Jail in February 2022.

A 26-year-old Tucson man, Yunan Tutu, being held at the Pima County Jail pending restoration to "competency" to stand trial, was found dead Tuesday by a doctor after guards reported he was not eating. Sources told the Sentinel that Tutu had been "eating feces for a couple of months." Read more»

Supervisor Adelita Grijalva at a March 2022 meeting of the county board.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is set to choose its officers next week, and Sup. Adelita Grijalva looks set to be the first to count to three, taking up the gavel from Chair Sharon Bronson. Read more»

Kolbe in 2017.

A memorial service for former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, who died last month at age 80, will be held in Tucson on Jan. 28. A memorial is also being scheduled in Washington, D.C. Read more»

Rep.-elect Juan Ciscomani nominating Kevin McCarthy to be House speaker Thursday.

Tucson's Juan Ciscomani nominated Republican Kevin McCarthy to be speaker of the House on Friday in the 10th round of failed voting in the chamber. Ciscomani incorrectly claimed to be Arizona's first naturalized member of Congress. Read more»

Wade McLean, a former superintendent of the Marana Unified School District, has been appointed to fill the Pima Community College board seat left vacant when Cat Ripley resigned in November. Read more»

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Kris Mayes at a September election forum.

Kris Mayes maintained her win in the race for Arizona attorney general after the results of a recount were released Thursday, with the Democrat prevailing by 280 votes over Republican Abe Hamadeh. Most of the vote shifts were in Pinal County, where officials blamed 'human errors.' Read more»

It might be getting just cold enough in Tucson to gather around the hearth, but here are some holiday songs to warm your heart whether you have a fireplace or not — and some to make you nod your head and play air guitar. With hours of music spread over dozens of songs, these Christmas classics will liven your spirits, even if we're not gathering in festive crowds again quite yet. Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

Kari Lake, the losing Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has lost in a courtroom after failing to convince a judge that intentional misconduct was behind her defeat at the polls. "The court cannot accept speculation or conjecture in place of clear and convincing evidence," the judge said. Read more»

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