Special thanks
to our supporters

  • NewsMatch
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism
  • Lincoln Steffens
  • Tucson Police Department
  • Mark Kimble
  • Bill Nugent — The Shanty
  • Kelle Maslyn
  • Katheryn Selby
  • Stephen R. Johnston
  • & 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 >
Pottery artifacts discovered by Border Patrol agents in the mountains south of Patagonia.

A second shooting in as many weeks involving Border Patrol agents left a teenage boy dead in Mexico; plus, Arizonans take a look at the role of Mexico in the regional economy Read more»

Dever

Cochise County Sheriff Dever had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit and wasn't wearing a seatbelt when he rolled over the pickup he was driving on a Northern Arizona dirt road Sept. 18, a medical examiner said Friday. Read more»

Candidates for the state House in Southern Arizona's LD14 will debate Oct. 10 instead of Wednesday night, because of a scheduling conflict with a memorial service for Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever

A memorial service for Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever, killed this week in a truck rollover, has been scheduled for next Wednesday at Sierra Vista's Buena High School. Read more»

Border & immigration news: Sheriff Dever dies, Border Patrol names Naco station after Terry, Fast and Furious report released, and more. Read more»

Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts; state Rep. Steve Farley, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in LD9, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada on the death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever

Cochise County lawman Larry Dever was killed when his pickup truck rolled over in Coconino County on Tuesday night, a spokeswoman said. The longtime sheriff was running unopposed for what would have been his fifth term. Read more» 2

Not all tunnels are as elaborate as this one, found in Nogales in 2001. Scores of tunnels have been found in the border town in recent years.

The Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012, signed into law last week by President Barack Obama, makes it a criminal offense for property owners to build, finance or let others build border tunnels on their property. Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the National Sheriffs Association Thursday that programs such as Operation Stonegate and Secure Communities had helped state and local law enforcement officials push illegal immigration down to historic low levels

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the government’s decision to funnel most of a federal border-security grant program to the southern border, telling a national sheriffs group Thursday that the government is “very serious” about stopping illegal traffic. Read more» 2

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at a news conference Monday at the Senate chambers in the former State Capitol building in Phoenix.

Arizona’s SB 1070 and other tough state laws on illegal immigration address what the federal government should be doing on the issue, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Monday. Read more» 2

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu led a news conference at which sheriffs called for President Barack Obama to name a special counsel to investigate Operation Fast and Furious.

Ten Arizona sheriffs demanded on Friday that a special counsel be appointed to investigate the roles of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other top administration officials in a gunrunning probe that allowed weapons to find their way into criminals’ hands. (with video) Read more»

A portable surveillance tower near Douglas, 2007.

The first court hearing on SB 1070 was held Thursday. The arguments presented will be supplemented by those to be heard on July 22. As the lawsuits begin, the effects of the new law are felt on the ground in Arizona. Read more» 2

A helicopter patrols the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo, Calif., 2007.

Racial profiling is not a major part of the federal lawsuit challenging SB 1070. Supporters of SB 1070 donated $500,000 to defend the law. Gov. Brewer canceled the Border Governors Conference. Hurricane Alex is causing floods along the Rio Grande. Read more» 3

Krentz in 2008.

The killing of rancher Robert Krentz was not random, and investigators are focusing on a suspect in the U.S., the Arizona Daily Star reports, citing anonymous sources. Read more»

Dupnik speaks at a press conference on border security, April 23.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said that Arizona's new law aimed at arresting illegal immigrants is "a national embarrassment." "I think the law is unwise, it's stupid, and it's racist," he said. Read more»

 1 2 >