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Grijalva: Settlement came after staffer fired; denies drinking problem

Rep. Grijalva said a $48k settlement with a former employee came after he decided she wasn't going to "fit in" with her post. He acknowledged she then claimed he was drunk on the job, but denied ever being impaired while working. An earlier TucsonSentinel.com investigation revealed that just one ex-employee fits the reported pattern. ... Read more»

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Grijalva: 'Unhinged' Trump should be removed from office

President Donald Trump should be removed from office under a constitutional mechanism, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva said Friday. "There’s an accumulation of issues that bring into question this man’s ability to lead," said the Tucson Democrat, citing the 25th Amendment as an alternative to impeachment.... Read more»

Steve Christy announces run for Supes

Tucson businessman Steve Christy confirmed Thursday what he told TucsonSentinel.com last week: he's running to fill the seat that'll be vacant when Ray Carroll leaves office. Christy, a longtime auto dealer, will face Marla Closen in a GOP primary that's likely to determine the next District 4 supervisor.... Read more»1

Ray Carroll confirms he's serving final term on Board of Supervisors

Update: After five terms, and despite a fondness for "a good fight," Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll said Friday that he's serving out his final year on the board. "I hope that good comes from my service," he told supporters. "I take justifiable pride in the 20 years I willingly give to Pima County. At age 54, it is time to serve in other ways."... Read more»

Update: Sources: Ray Carroll won't run again for Board of Supervisors

Update: Carroll is serving his final year as a Pima County supervisor, sources said. The Republican, in office since 1997, declined to detail his plans, saying he'll announce his intentions on Wednesday. Former car dealer Steve Christy plans to run for the seat if Carroll doesn't run.... Read more»

AZ Illustrated to go 'on hiatus,' new Metro Week to debut

The flagship news program at Arizona Public Media will be off the air through the summer, and a new weekly program on local public affairs will begin June 6. "Metro Week" will be hosted by reporter Andrea Kelly. When AZ Illustrated returns, it'll be a once-a-week half-hour broadcast.... Read more»3

Final broadcast: John C. Scott signs off

The last edition of the John C. Scott Show was broadcast on radio Friday, featuring news commentary and kudos to John by ITB's Mark Evans, Jimmy Zuma and TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, thanks from charity organizer Jesse Lugo, and a word from City Hall commentator Richard Studwell. Callers who thanked John for his years on the air included Ray Carroll, Byron Howard, Rick Grinnell, Bill Buckmaster and Joe Higgins.... Read more»

Got questions about Rio Nuevo?

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will help interview Rio Nuevo board chair and downtown investor Fletcher McCusker on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. If you want to know more about what's up downtown, let us know your questions.... Read more»

Got questions for Pima GOP chair Carolyn Cox?

Got questions for the chair of the Pima County Republican Party, Carolyn Cox? Let us know. We'll be interviewing her on the Buckmaster Show at noon on Friday.... Read more»

Got questions about the RTA?

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will help interview the RTA's Jim DeGrood on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. If you want to know more about the Regional Transportation Authority, let us know your questions.... Read more»

Got questions for Sheriff Dupnik?

Got questions for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik? Let us know. We'll be interviewing the Democratic lawman on the Buckmaster Show at noon on Friday.... Read more»1

Sentinel on Buckmaster radio show Friday

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will weigh in on the Reporters' Roundtable on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. Tune in at noon for an interview with Bill Carnegie of the Food Bank just before the weekly discussion.... Read more»

Got questions for new Pima GOP chair Carolyn Cox?

Got questions for the new chair of the Pima County Republican Party, Carolyn Cox? Let us know. We'll be interviewing her on the Buckmaster Show at noon on Friday.... Read more»

Sentinel on Buckmaster radio show Friday

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will be on the Reporters' Roundtable on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. Tune in at noon for an interview with Bill Carnegie of the Food Bank just before the weekly discussion.... Read more»

Got questions for Councilman Kozachik?

Got questions for City Councilman Steve Kozachik? Let us know. We'll be interviewing the midtown Republican on the Buckmaster Show at noon on Friday.... Read more»

Sentinel on Buckmaster radio show Friday

Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will be on the Reporters' Roundtable on the Buckmaster Show on Friday. Tune in at noon for an interview with Rep. Raul Grijalva just before the weekly discussion.... Read more»

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