Romero: Black history is American history tucsonsentinel.com/opinion/rep
As we enter Black History Month, we have an opportunity to spotlight Black history which is American history, and reaffirm our commitment to Black joy, Black futures, and ensure a thriving Black community here in Tucson.

Tucson man sentenced for straw purchase of part for AR-15 used in deadly ambush of Pima constable, 2 others tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A Tucson man was sentenced to probation for lying to federal officials about buying a part for an AR-15 later used to ambush and kill Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez and two others at a North Side apartment complex last August.

Hard ball politics: Arizona Republicans created a special committee to evaluate Hobbs' cabinet appointees tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Republicans moved to create a new committee Thursday that aims to “evaluate executive nominations,” setting the stage for a major political battle between Gov. Katie Hobbs and Senate Republicans.

Republicans try again to force 'impossible' hand counts of elections and a return to precinct voting tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Arizona Republicans have taken another step in their attempt to completely overhaul elections in the Grand Canyon State, with a proposed bill that would force hand counts in the state’s elections, a practice that elections experts say would be logistically impossible.

David Schweikert blames 'populist' AZ Freedom Caucus for his quitting the House Freedom Caucus tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
U.S. Rep. David Schweikert was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus in 2015 - but Schweikert has quit the group, ostensibly because he was sick of being confused with the members of a similarly named far-right group of Arizona state legislators.

Ciscomani's smart early moves undermined because GOP loves fire tucsonsentinel.com/opinion/rep
U.S. Rep. Juan Ciscomani should cruise into 2024. However, the showdown over deficits and debt ceilings illustrates the Republican "reality problem" that will dog his future until he decides to do something about it.

Court says Phoenix law limiting signs near Super Bowl events violates free speech tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A Phoenix ordinance that let the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee accept or reject signs around the “NFL Experience” zone downtown is an unconstitutional infringement of free speech rights, a Maricopa Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.

Millones en riesgo de perder Medicaid, mientras terminan protecciones por la pandemia tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld
Los estados se están preparando para retirar a millones de personas de Medicaid a medida que expiren las protecciones implementadas durante la pandemia de COVID-19, lo que pone a millones de estadounidenses de bajos ingresos en riesgo de perder la cobertura de salud.

As pandemic-era Medicaid provisions lapse, millions approach a coverage cliff tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld
States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the COVID-19 pandemic expire - putting millions of low-income Americans at risk of losing health coverage and threatening their access to care.

As pandemic-era Medicaid provisions lapse, millions approach a coverage cliff tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the COVID-19 pandemic expire - putting millions of low-income Americans at risk of losing health coverage and threatening their access to care.

As pandemic-era Medicaid provisions lapse, millions approach a coverage cliff tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
States are preparing to remove millions of people from Medicaid as protections put in place early in the COVID-19 pandemic expire - putting millions of low-income Americans at risk of losing health coverage and threatening their access to care.

Arizona Republicans approve bill to criminalize 'evil' drag shows tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Concerns that a proposal seeking to restrict drag shows could lead to the criminalization of transgender Arizonans were ignored by Republican lawmakers on Thursday, who defended their approval of the bill by equating drag with pedophilia and calling it “evil” that must be stamped out.

Proposed crackdown on Arizona drug dealers rejected, called 'unconstitutional' tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A proposed Arizona law that would allow drug dealers to be charged with homicide if their product killed someone was shot down by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, with one lawmaker saying it would cause more problems that it would solve.

$1.5M federal grant targets traffic deaths in Pima County tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
A $1.5 million grant from a new roadway safety program will fund a Pima County plan to reduce traffic deaths by planning quick, data-driven responses with the city of Tucson and other jurisdictions in the metro region.

‘The game needs us’: Major League Baseball has diversity problem & no easy solution tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
Baseball has come a long way since Jackie Robinson etched his name in the game’s history books, but the feeling of being the odd one out still remains as only 7% of major league players are Black — but the next generation of minority players hope to increase that number.

Arizona Senate Republicans pass 'skinny budget' that Hobbs will veto tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Arizona Senate Republicans passed a “skinny budget” Wednesday afternoon that merely extends much of the $18 billion budget passed last year for another 12 months, despite Gov. Katie Hobbs saying that she intends to veto it if it reaches her desk.

Biden, McCarthy hold 'productive' & 'frank' debt limit talks as fiscal cliffs loom tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld
President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy huddled behind closed doors at the White House on Wednesday in the first of what will likely be several conversations as the country approaches two fiscal cliffs this year amid divided government.

Cochise sheriff comes to 'share the reality' of border in House testimony tucsonsentinel.com/local/repor
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a sharply divided House committee Wednesday that drug trafficking and illegal immigration is getting worse and that it’s affecting the safety of residents in his border county.

No. 14 Pima men's basketball chokes in final minutes in loss to No. 13 Scottsdale tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (18-4, 10-4 in ACCAC) couldn’t capitalize on shots down the stretch on Wednesday at Scottsdale Community College (18-4, 10-4).

Pima bounces through grueling 2nd quarter to stymie Scottsdale tucsonsentinel.com/sports/repo
The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (18-4, 11-3 in ACCAC) displayed how it can overcome adversity on the court in a matchup on Wednesday at Scottsdale Community College (13-7, 8-6).

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