Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Anthony Davis
  • Mary Ganapol
  • Chris Janton
  • Rick Unklesbay
  • Marcia Tingley
  • Tucson Police Department
  • Dylan Smith
  • Facebook
  • Rocco's Little Chicago
  • Ernie Pyle
  • NewsMatch
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
At a press conference that discussed the findings from “Trouble in Toyland: the 27th annual survey of toy safety,” these toys were found to barely meet federal standards for toy size requirements or were identified as choking hazards for young children.

A list of dangerous toys has been released as part of a national report by Arizona Public Interest Research Group . At a news conference last week a surgeon at Phoenix Children's Hospital warned parents of young children that as the holidays approach, parents should keep in mind that toys appearing harmless at first glance can still pose hazards. Read more»

F. Miguel Valenti, Lincoln Professor of Ethics at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, said Arizona’s withering film industry not only limits internship opportunities for students but also prevents new workers from rebuilding the industry.

Reviving tax credits used to lure movie productions to Arizona – and expanding the program to include other forms of multimedia – would make Arizona more competitive with states such as New Mexico that offer such incentives, supporters say. Read more»

Participants in an Arizona Department of Transportation public meeting on the proposed Interstate 11 linking Phoenix and Las Vegas add ideas to a map of the draft alignment. The meeting is part of a two-year, $2.5 million study by transportation officials in Arizona and Nevada.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is undertaking a two-year study of a proposed highway — Interstate 11 — linking the Phoenix metro area with Las Vegas. Read more»

Rachel Sutherland, communications and media relations manager for Intel Corp. in Arizona, said the company is on the lookout out highly skilled workers ready to work in increasingly technical manufacturing jobs.

Intel Corp.'s Ocotillo Campus is proof that the company is expanding and soon will be in the market for 1,000 workers to operate a $5.2 billion fabrication plant. The minimum calling card is a two-year technical degree or equivalent experience in areas like process design, automation software and packaging and assembly technology. Read more»

An animated neon sign of a diving lady once graced the sign at left in front of the Starlite Motel along Main Street in Mesa. A group is raising money to restore the sign.

Before interstate freeways and TripAdvisor.com, this city’s Main Street glistened with neon to lure weary travelers to motels. Hoping to save what’s left of a bygone era and enhance the area, the Mesa Preservation Foundation is taking steps to keep the remaining neon signs aglow. Read more»

Vines grow at Page Springs Cellars in the Verde Valley.

A bill in Congress would reverse a 1909 law banning the U.S. Postal Service from delivering wine and beer. Arizona has more than 60 wineries and some owners are anxiously awaiting the decision that could benefit the state's growing wine industry. Read more»

Passengers line up for service at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

For some East Valley residents, the close proximity of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has made it an attractive alternative to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. (with video) Read more»