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Chief Magnus' confirmation for CBP's top position moves forward

The nomination of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection moved forward Wednesday after a Senate committee voted 15-13 to advance his confirmation. ... Read more»

GOP senators press TPD Chief Magnus on border in CBP nomination hearing

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus walked a fine line in a hearing Tuesday on his nomination to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, easily fielding questions from Democrats while telling GOP senators some of what they wanted to hear. ... Read more»

TPD Chief Magnus' confirmation for top Customs & Border Protection post to finally move ahead

Five months after Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus was tapped to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, his nomination will move forward after the head of the Senate committee responsible for the process resolved a months-long dispute over questions about the actions of federal officers during unrest in Portland, Oregon last year.... Read more»

Border agents seeing large groups of migrants—mostly children—in Arizona

Since the beginning of September, Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 432 people traveling in large groups of people on the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. ... Read more»

Oregon senator delays confirmation of TPD's Magnus as CBP head

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is holding up the confirmation process for Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, who was tapped by the Biden administration in April to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

FactCheck

House GOP’s misplaced blame for rising homicides

Homicides are on the rise, but the increase started last year when Donald Trump was president - according to data compiled by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, the number of homicides rose 33% in 66 major cities in 2020 compared with 2019.... Read more»

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in hopes of treatment

Blood donation centers across the U.S. are ramping up efforts to collect plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in hopes it could be used to save the lives of others infected with the pandemic disease.... Read more»

Trump's EU ambassador Gordon Sondland faces sex harassment allegations

Three women say they faced sexual misconduct by Gordon Sondland before he was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and at the center of the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tucson Portland-ized? It should be so fortunate

Guest opinion: What's the biggest danger facing Arizona's second city? According to Roger Yohem, writing in Inside Tucson Business, it is that the Old Pueblo will become Portland-ized. It should be so fortunate.... Read more»3