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Paul Durham, a former member of the City Council and known for his integrity and environmental advocacy, died Wednesday in Tucson at 67. Read more»

Protestors, including members of People's Defense Initiative, hold signs against gentrification and rising rent costs during a Tucson City Council meeting on July 12, 2022.

Tucson-based homeless advocacy groupsh have asked a federal judge to block Tucson police from park "sweeps," when officers forcibly remove people sleeping in parks or camps in washes, citing concerns about possible plans before the yearly Gem and Mineral Show. Read more»

A front-loader carries river silt toward an ad-hoc embankment after the swollen Cañada del Oro wash blanketed the only road for Catalina State Park with nearly 4-feet of silt and water stranding around 250 campers in the park.

Around 300 people were stuck inside Catalina State Park north of Tucson after flooding blocked access to the single entrance road. State officials had to wait until the water receded before they began clearing debris with a front-loader this week. Read more»

Criminal charges against former Tucson police officer Ryan Remington — who who shot and killed a man in a motorized wheelchair during a confrontation over shoplifting in Nov. 2021 — were dismissed Tuesday after a new grand jury did not indict him. Read more»

Zach Yentzer announced last Wednesday he's running for mayor, challenging Democrat Regina Romero in November.

32-year-old Zack Yentzer said last week he will challenge Regina Romero for Tucson's mayor, focusing on business development, housing costs, and homelessness during the 2023 election. Read more»

After a half-inch of snow fell on Mt. Lemmon on Wednesday evening, hundreds of visitors and residents in Tucson headed up General Hitchcock Highway to throw snowballs, build icy snowmen, and try their hand at sledding.

After a half-inch of snow fell on Mt. Lemmon on Wednesday evening, hundreds of visitors and residents in Tucson headed up General Hitchcock Highway to throw snowballs, build icy snowmen, and try their hand at sledding. Read more»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. Read more»

An aerial view of the Douglas Port of Entry from 2011.

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey is allocating $8.9 million in federal funding to help build a new port of entry in Douglas, adding funds from the American Rescue Plan to develop wastewater and groundwater infrastructure. Read more»

Federal officials filed a lawsuit a Wednesday against Gov. Doug Ducey and other state officials, asking a federal judge to rule that the installation of cargo containers along two sections of the Arizona-Mexico border is an "unlawful trespasses," block the state from continuing to install the containers, and award damages to cover the costs of removing the 8,000-pound steel boxes. Read more»

Pima County officials have completed their recount in the election for Arizona attorney general and superintendent of public instruction, sending the results of the review of nearly 400,000 ballots to the Secretary of State's Office on Friday. Read more»

Jason Salfi, the co-founder and CEO of Dimensional Energy, speaks during a ceremony and tour as part of the company's announcement it will begin creating jet fuel from CO2 as part of a deal with United Airlines.

A few cargo containers and a modest tower bristling with equipment on the campus of the University of Arizona's Tech Park might be the key to solving a major problem in modern life: the overwhelming production of carbon dioxide for transportation, plastics, and thousands of consumer products. Read more»

Richard Shelton

Richard Shelton, a famed author and poet who helped further Tucson's burgeoning literary scene and spent decades teaching Arizona prisoners how to express themselves through writing, died last week at the age of 89. Read more»

Personal effects at a storage container at the Tucson Sector station in December 2014

A federal watchdog will review how the Border Patrol handles personal property following reports that agents along the Arizona-Mexico border are confiscating and throwing away the turbans of Sikh men, as well as migrants' personal documents and other items. Read more»

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