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It's not exactly the cover of Rolling Stone — a somewhat controversial venue these days, anyway — but the latest USA Today piece by media columnist Rem Rider focuses on the business of local news, including TucsonSentinel.com. Rider's thesis: "... scores of small, independent local news operations are alive — and busy. Very, very busy." Read more» 1

Many of the country’s biggest media companies are fighting against a government initiative to increase transparency of political spending. Read more»

More than half of Americans mistakenly believe that federal workers are overpaid, and a third also wrongly think they are underqualified, according to a recent Washington Post poll. The truth is federal workers earn 22 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector. Read more»

How can America best help the survivors of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake? Give them visas to come to the United States. Read more»

Only unbeaten Washington is ahead of Arizona in the USA TODAY/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll. Read more»

Tucson cracked open the top 10 drunkest cities list, staggering in at No. 9, according to Men's Health Magazine. Read more» 6

President Obama's plans to scale back some border security plans enacted after 9/11 are drawing fire. Read more» 1