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TucsonSentinel.com looks back at 2021

Tucson rang in 2021 much as we left the previous year, but with a few new twists: an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, in the grip of a pandemic that has become a political issue, more immigration and asylum issues, a growing climate crisis. ... Read more»0

Sunnyside employee indicted on fraud charges

Former Sunnyside Unified School District Parents as Teachers Program coordinator Joan Katz was arraigned in Pima County Superior Court on October 8, 2021, stemming from a September 2021, grand jury indictment on felony fraud charges. ... Read more»0

Arizona Gov. Ducey visits Texas border, joins other GOP leaders to outline security plan

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republican leaders on the Texas border Wednesday to outline a 10-point border security plan to fight what they called the "border crisis."... Read more»0

Remembering ‘3’: Arizona universities to honor Tyler Hilinski, address athlete mental health

The University of Arizona and colleges and universities across the country last Saturday kicked off College Football Mental Health Week, an initiative sponsored by Hilinski’s Hope - a nonprofit founded in 2018 following former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s suicide.... Read more»0

Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Tucson

The 10th annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta returns to Tucson Sept. 30 at the Kino Sports Complex, with weekend festivities including double-header games - with teams from the Mexican Pacific League and the University of Arizona Wildcats - and live entertainment.... Read more»0

Az redistricting 'listening tour' coming to Tucson - remotely

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will hold a public hearing session for the Grid Map Listening Tour at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, with a satellite location at the Tucson Convention Center. ... Read more»0

Pima County asks Tucson Water to limit chemicals in water pumped to Santa Cruz

Pima County has asked Tucson Water to treat new discharges into the Santa Cruz River for PFAS, a chemical linked to cancer risks, after the city utility announced plans to pump millions of gallons of water from the Tucson Airport Remediation Project.... Read more»0

Donald Trump to hold weekend rally in Phoenix

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear as a speaker at a Saturday rally in downtown Phoenix at the Federal Theatre, sponsored by Charlie Kirk and the right-wing group Turning Point Action.... Read more»1

Opinion: Schools can help us build back better and address climate change

The role schools can play — both in economic recovery and in addressing climate change — is often overlooked. Increased investment can help decarbonize our schools, lower annual energy and operations costs, improve health, safety and learning outcomes and provide opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to advance a sustainable future. Additionally, this investment will create living labs for environmental sustainability, clean energy and climate solutions.... Read more»0

Arizona AG sues feds, claiming environmental laws block ending border wall construction

Attorney General Brnovich sued the federal government Monday over the decision to end border wall construction, claiming it was made in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act — a law that was waived when President Trump approved the border project.... Read more»0

Arizona bill would require teachers to plan, post all lessons a year in advance

A group of education bills are currently working their way through the Arizona Legislature, including a mandate that teachers post lesson plans and backup assignments for every teaching day in advance of the school year. ... Read more»0