Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Nancy Abrams
  • Valerie Greenhill
  • John Osborne
  • Gawain Lavers
  • Chris Hostetter
  • Melinda Correll
  • Dylan Smith
  • Facebook
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & 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
 1 2 3 4 >  Last »
Los estudiantes pueden perder clases por varias razones, incluidos problemas de transporte, responsabilidades familiares o desvinculación de la escuela.

Los estudiantes de Arizona son suspendidos por no presentarse a clase, y los datos muestran que los estudiantes negros, latinos y nativos americanos con frecuencia están sobrerrepresentados entre los que no pueden asistir a clases por faltar a clase. Read more»

The reliance on Congress to step in when the court refuses to is also contrary to how the system of government is supposed to work. The court is supposed to uphold certain rights that transcend politics.

A bipartisan bill protecting same-sex marriage is a temporary fix to a bigger problem newly opened by the Supreme Court - questions emerge about its legitimacy as an institution in the U.S. democratic system. Read more»

The direction of school districts around Tucson are up to the voters on Tuesday.

If saving democracy or inflation doesn't inspire voting procratinators, then buried on the gargantuan ballots are school board races that sees a mini eruption of culture warriors against service oriented pragmatists.. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sued Tucson over a 2021 policy that mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for municipal government employees, claiming the city discriminated against workers who requested religious accommodations or disability-based medical exemptions. Read more»

Protestors hold signs objecting to vaccine mandates on Aug. 14, 2021 at Tucson Medical Center.

Arizonan businesses would be on the hook for half a million dollars in damages if they refuse a religious exemption from an employee who later experiences significant injury as a result of getting vaccinated under a proposal advancing in the GOP-controlled legislature. Read more»

Federal education officials have launched civil rights investigations in five Republican-led states that have prohibited school districts from mandating mask-wearing. Read more»

Republican state legislators through July of this year have introduced more than 400 bills with restrictive voting provisions across 49 states.

Democrats announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation to protect voting rights across the country by re-establishing a preclearance formula that would require some states that want to make changes to their voting laws to receive permission from the Justice Department first. Read more»

House Democrats are expected to introduce the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act on Aug. 6 in honor of the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.

House Democrats plan to unveil the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act - named after the late Georgia civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis - on Aug. 6, the same date that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Read more»

Workers with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office unload some of the 2.1 million ballots that were returned Thursday after being in the custody for the last six months of Cyber Ninjas and other firms hired by state Senate Republicans to audit the county’s November election results. Critics have called the effort a sham, and say the private groups funding the effort further cloud the work.

Cyber Ninjas, hired by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to 'audit' Maricopa County’s 2020 elections, said this week that its work was funded by $5.7 million in donations from conservative groups, a revelation that raised as many questions as it answered for critics. Read more» 2

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, takes off Nov. 21, 2017, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Even before the US military completes the final steps of its troop withdrawal, the Taliban is surging, threatening not only the gains made in the past two decades, at the cost of tens of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, but also global stability. Read more»

At Catalina Foothills High School, one in 10 students have 504 plans. That rate drops to less than one in 100 students at the poorest schools in the state, like Trevor Browne High School in Phoenix, where 96% of students come from low-income families.

Federal civil rights protection currently exist that are designed to give students with disabilities who don’t qualify for special education but have conditions that still interfere with learning equal access to public education, but getting the plans in Arizona isn’t always easy or equitable. Read more»

Sweeping voting and elections legislation backed by Democrats and already passed by the U.S. House appears unlikely to advance in the Senate, which is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans.

The Department of Justice announced that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights, as Republicans in state legislatures introduce and pass restrictive voting laws, such as limiting ballot boxes and requiring voter identification. Read more»

A woman holds up a sign that reads 'black lives matter' at an anti-police violence demonstration that brought hundreds of protesters to the streets of downtown Phoenix on June 5, 2020.

Twenty three people rounded up and arrested for unfounded felony rioting charges following a May 30, 2020 protest in downtown Phoenix filed a federal class action lawsuit, alleging a conspiracy that included the “mass arrests of 124 individuals, and the use of a manufactured, cut-and-paste probable cause statement to support false felony charges.” Read more»

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone speaking with attendees at the 2017 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Maricopa Sheriff Paul Penzone - a Democrat who succeeded Trump-pardoned Republican Joe Arpaio - is not complying with a court order to overhaul how the department investigates officer misconduct, a federal judge said Thursday, signaling he will find Penzone in contempt. Read more»

Experts in critical race theory say it’s about acknowledging how racial disparities are embedded in U.S history and society, and the concept is being mischaracterized by conservatives.

From statehouses to Congress, Republicans have launched into a fight against the teaching of “critical race theory,” which just a year ago was a niche academic term. Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »