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Men dressed in uniform at the inaugural tribute in 2022.

The second annual Salute to the Nogales Buffalo Soldiers will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, honoring the lives of African Americans who joined the U.S. armed forces in the wake of the Civil War. Read more»

A look at the roadwork projects in the draft RTA plan would suggest Tucson is doing OK in the fight for projects.

Tucson looks like it's coming out OK in a draft RTA Next plan, with 24 of 37 projects slated for the region's urban core. Plus, Pima County dives into initial appearances and Buffalo Soldiers, and more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

It's a long, dry haul to secure Tucson's water future and rates are set to increase to foot the bill.

Water, trash, space and a big old "I told you so" headline this week's agendas of the Tucson City Council and Pima County Board of Supervisors. Plus more in local government meetings this week. Read more»

Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

In Nogales, Son., a procession of about 120 migrants and supporters walk along the border fence separating Arizona and Mexico as part of a posada. A posada is a Mexican tradition in which people commemorate the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.

A crowd of more than 100 people congregated outside a border crossing in downtown Nogales this weekend, walking to an aid center almost two miles away during a Christmas season posada highlighting the travails of migrants. Read more»

En Nogales, Son., una procesion de casi 120 migrantes y otras personas apoyandolos caminan al lado de la pared fronteriza separando a Arizona y México como parte de una posada. Una posada es una tradición mexicana que conmemora el la migracion de Maria y Jose a Belen.

Un grupo de más de 100 personas se congregaron fuera de un cruze fronterizo en el centro de Nogales el fin de semana, caminando a un centro de ayuda casi dos millas de distancia durante una posada navideña sobresaltando los viajes de migrantes. Read more»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. Read more»

Personal effects at a storage container at the Tucson Sector station in December 2014

A federal watchdog will review how the Border Patrol handles personal property following reports that agents along the Arizona-Mexico border are confiscating and throwing away the turbans of Sikh men, as well as migrants' personal documents and other items. Read more»

Pima County Supervisors are accepting another constables resignation.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is moving with big plans to fight poverty and create prosperity. Meanwhile, they need help just getting their court notices served. Read more»

Juan Arjón López in one of the photos uploaded by Notiface, the Facebook news outlet run by his dear friend Jesús Gutierrez, when he went missing on Aug. 9.

Sonoran journalist Juan Arjón, killed in August, has been the subject of a misinformation campaign, former colleagues said, blaming city officials in San Luis Río Colorado, the Mexican border town where they worked. Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters. Read more»

Juan Arjón López en una de las fotos subidas por Notiface, el medio de noticias de Facebook dirigido por su querido amigo Jesús Gutiérrez, cuando desapareció el 9 de agosto.

El periodista sonorense Juan Arjón, asesinado en agosto, ha sido objeto de una campaña de desinformación, dijeron ex-colegas, culpando a los funcionarios de la ciudad de San Luis Río Colorado, la ciudad fronteriza donde trabajaban. México es uno de los países más peligrosos para los reporteros. Read more»

George Ybarra mientras servía en el Cuerpo de Marines de los EE. UU. y cargaba a su primer hijo, George Jr.

A pesar de su servicio militar y la clara prueba de que George Ybarra era ciudadano del país por el que luchó, funcionarios estadounidenses desafiaron repetidamente su derecho a estar en el país, deportandolo una vez e intendando hacerlo una decada después. Ybarra murió la semana pasada, poco después de ganar su caso de inmigración. Read more»

George Ybarra while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and holding his first child, George Jr.

Despite military service and clear documentation that George Ybarra was a citizen of the country he fought for, U.S. officials repeatedly challenged his right to be in the country, deporting him once and attempting to do so again a decade later. Ybarra was killed last week, not long after finally winning his immigration case. Read more»

Sun Tran fees have been waived by the city of Tucson since the onset of the conoravirus pandemic. They're looking to make a comeback.

It doesn't seem to be a question of "if" bus fares will return in Tucson. It's more a matter of how. Maybe the Council could borrow the money from Pima County, which may be rolling in it. Read more»

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