Special thanks
to our supporters

  • NewsMatch
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Facebook
  • Google News Initiative
  • Beth Borozan
  • Peter Wilke
  • Santa Cruz for Tucson
  • David Louie
  • David Wohl
  • Bruce Plenk
  • & 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 »
The classified material uncovered Friday is the latest in a string of discoveries of classified documents.

Department of Justice officials had “unprecedented access” to every room in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home Friday during a search that followed several days of disclosures that classified material from the Obama era had been found in Biden’s garage and think tank office. Read more»

A special counsel was appointed “to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter,” and the White House said they would cooperate with the investigation.

Four months after criticizing former President Trump for classified documents found in his home at Mar-a-Lago, President Biden now finds himself ensnared in his own classified documents investigation - and while there are differences in the case, events continue to unfold. Read more»

Garland’s orders appointing Smith and Hur authorize them to 'prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters,' or refer 'discrete prosecutions' to 'the appropriate United States Attorney.' 

Special counsels have been appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland for investigations into how classified documents ended up in the homes of President Joe Biden and former President Trump - but who are the counsels and what can they actually do? Read more»

The appointment of a special counsel comes less than two months after the attorney general named another special counsel to oversee the handling of classified materials by former President Donald Trump.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that he is appointing a special counsel to investigate classified documents discovered in the Delaware home and former office of President Joe Biden. Read more»

A late-2021 strategy to include the syndication-killer language in Biden’s Build Back Better bill had unraveled at the hands of Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, then a Democrat, who demanded that it be stripped out as a condition of her critical vote to win passage of the larger measure.

The recently signed $1.7 trillion spending bill could accomplish what six years of IRS audits and DOJ prosecutions could not: shutting down “syndicated conservation easements” that exploit a charitable tax break meant to preserve open land. Read more»

Mishandling classified information, especially if it is accidental, is usually handled as an administrative matter. However, more serious violations can incur criminal charges and penalties.

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing the discovery of classified documents found in an office no longer used by President Joe Biden at a think tank in Washington, D.C. - so what kind of information is contained in classified documents? Read more»

Attorney General Merrick Garland gives an update on the Justice Department's investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The FBI is still working to identify hundreds of people who committed violent crimes when a far-right mob attempted to overthrow the U.S. government two years ago this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. Read more»

Little information is available so far on the government's probes, and U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz pointed recently to 'strengthening public trust' in the department as one of Garland’s biggest challenges this year.

Two years nearly to the day that they and colleagues ran for cover from an armed mob who stormed the seat of the U.S. government, Republicans will take the majority of a chamber on Tuesday. Read more»

Officer Melissa Ayun, who recruits for the Tucson Police department, says some of the best recruiting efforts occur during community outreach. “It’s two-fold: an opportunity to engage with the community and recruit,” she writes.

Police departments across the country are hemorrhaging officers faster than recruiters can find qualified applicants. Read more»

While largely symbolic, the referred charges — if proven — are punishable by up to 45 years in prison.

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection that resulted in a referral for criminal prosecution of former President Trump released their final report, as a group of Republican representatives published a separate opposition report into Capitol security failures. Read more»

A man walks outside the Garvey Park Gym in Rosemead, California, in September 2022. Artist MariNaomi created the mural to raise awareness about violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Only a minuscule number of hate crimes are reflected in federal, state and local databases and reporting systems, and without a true understanding of what’s happening, it’s difficult to address hate crime and stop it. Read more»

The House Select Committee to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol lasted over a year and a half and conducted more than 1,000 interviews.

After a year and a half, the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol released a 154-page summary of its final report that concludes former President Donald Trump was responsible for a “multi-part plan to overturn the 2020 Presidential election.” Read more»

Trump already faces two probes by the Department of Justice over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as for having taken government records from the White House and stored them at his South Florida resort home Mar-a-Lago. 

House lawmakers who have been investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol voted on Monday to have the Department of Justice prosecute former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection - the first time that a former president has faced such a referral. Read more»

A protected Saguaro cactus stands taller than the 30-foot steel bollard border wall erected by the Trump administration which cuts through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona.

A Fifth Circuit judge lambasted President Joe Biden for canceling border wall construction projects, calling it "absurd" his administration is installing cameras and sensors to deter migrants in lieu of physical barriers. Read more»

Erosion can be seen along a privately funded border wall in Mission in June 2020.

A private border wall built along the Rio Grande in South Texas could collapse during extreme flooding, according to a federally commissioned inspection report that the government sought to keep secret for more than a year. Read more»

 1 2 3 4 >  Last »