Special thanks
to our supporters

  • NewsMatch
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Regional Transportation Authority/Pima Association of Governments
  • Fund for Investigative Journalism
  • Dylan Smith
  • Tucson Police Department
  • Peter Wilke
  • Robert Jacobson
  • Randall Holdridge
  • Charlie Bertsch
  • Nagles Collectibles
  • & 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
Workers made their demands known at the start of their strike against Asarco by projecting them on to the side of company facility in Hayden. That was Oct. 13, and workers are still on strike three months later, with the two sides apparently not closer to a settlement.

Union leaders say the close to 1,800 striking Asarco workers in Arizona and Texas remain “strong” as the strike entered its fourth month Monday, with little hope of a settlement in sight. Read more»

Striking workers pose for a picture on a picket line outside an Asarco facility in Hayden. Workers have been out since Oct. 12, but union officials said contract negotiations are set to resume Nov. 14.

Striking Asarco workers say contract talks with management have been set for Nov. 14, a month after nearly 1,800 workers walked off job sites and onto picket lines at sites in Arizona and Texas. Read more»

Striking local members of the United Steelworkers make their demands known – by projecting them on to the side of an Asarco facility in Hayden after going on strke against the company’s facilities in Arizona and Texas.

Union officials said there were no talks Wednesday between them and Asarco, as a strike against the copper mining, smelting and refining company by about 1,775 workers in Arizona and Texas entered its third day. Read more»

This mine shaft at the proposed Resolution Copper mine near Superior will eventually be sunk to 7,000 feet.

The small town of Superior has pinned its livelihood to mines for more than a century, but never has it had a prospect like this. The proposed Resolution Copper mine near this struggling town could be the most productive copper mine in North America, but the generations of traditional mining experience in Superior may not be of much use as Resolution, like mines around the world, turns to robotics. Read more»

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on fire in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Some question the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s decision to investigate the accident in light of other federal inquiries and a lengthy case backlog at the CSB. Still incomplete, the investigation has cost about $4 million.

As members of Congress raise questions, the Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is auditing the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s investigative process. Read more»

A crowd gathered at the Capitol to participate in a lobby day as well as to listen to speakers. Although there is no official estimate, organizers of the rally said 700 people attended.

Several hundred people demonstrated Thursday at the State Capitol against four Republican bills they say unfairly target unions representing public employees. Read more»