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The First Step Act and Giving Inmates A Second Chance

The First Step Act and Giving Inmates A Second Chance

Alyssa Urff, Sahuaro News Editor

April 4, 2019


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With the idea that thousands of people are put in jail for "petty" or "minor" offenses and crime, Trump and his administration are trying to solve that problem. The First Step Act, first introduced in 2018, is now underway with a new budget plan. The act is planning on creating rehabilitative p...

Jussie Smollett’s Allegations- Update Pt. 3

Jussie Smollett’s Allegations- Update Pt. 3

Jamie Beck, Fine Arts/ Slideshow editor

April 4, 2019


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In a shocking twist, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is black and openly gay, went from victim of an alleged hate crime, to a suspect with 16 felony charges against him for staging the attack, to having all charges against him dropped.  The actor had to forfeit his $10,000 jail bond and do two days...

Arizona Mom Abused Kids for YouTube Channel

Arizona Mom Abused Kids for YouTube Channel

Jordan Myers, Entertainment Editor

April 4, 2019


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Machelle Hobson, the 48-year-old mother behind popular YouTube channel "Fantastic Adventures," has been indicted on 30 counts of alleged abuse and kidnapping against five of her adopted children who performed in her YouTube series. Her two biological sons, Logan and Ryan Hackney, both in their twenties,...

Three Suicides in One Month of School Shooting Aftermath Victims

Three Suicides in One Month of School Shooting Aftermath Victims

Marcela Marcial, Beat Investigator - Featured Athlete

April 4, 2019


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Two Parkland shooting survivors and a father of a child who died in the Sandy Hook mass shooting took their own life this month. A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened fire on February 14, 2018, killing 17 students and teachers and injuring 17 others, some with life-threatening...

23 Racehorses Die in Santa Ana California

23 Racehorses Die in Santa Ana California

Samantha Valdez, Opinon Editor

April 4, 2019


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Starting December 26th the Santa Anita racetrack officially began their winter season. The race track stayed open until March 3, then closed. During this three month time period, 22 racehorses died on that track. After the deaths started to pile up animal activists went to the track holding posters ...

15 Haitian Migrants Killed in Shark-Infested Waters

15 Haitian Migrants Killed in Shark-Infested Waters

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

April 4, 2019


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On March 31st, 2019, 15 Haitian migrants were killed off the Turks and Caicos Islands when their boat capsized. There were at least 14 survivors and 4 unaccounted for; the search for survivors is now suspended. The incident is being investigated by authorities to figure out how their boat sunk. Acti...

Brunei Stoning People To Death For Gay Sex

Brunei Stoning People To Death For Gay Sex

Ariela, Fresh Face Editor

April 4, 2019


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In Brunei, a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, they are enforcing a new Islamic law - punishing gay sex and adultery by being stoned to death. An abundance of people have been triggered, much larger than the tiny Southeast Asian nation's shores. In Brunei, ...

Thunderbirds Headline Tucson Air Show

Thunderbirds Headline Tucson Air Show

Caleb Pendleton, Op-Ed Editor

March 29, 2019


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On March 23 to 24th, the Tucson Thunder and Lightning over Arizona was held at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. People from in state and even out of state, attended the air show that was free to the public. The U.S. government host Air Shows to promote the military and to give civilians the chance to...

Did Tucson Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle the Program Away?

Did Tucson Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle the Program Away?

Azalia Munoz, Senior Spotlight Editor

March 29, 2019


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Unfortunately, the blue bins Tucsonans have used for many decades may be of no more use. Sharp financial declines has caused the recycling program to suffer greatly, so much so that officials believe it may have to shut down until the market recovers either nationally or globally. This began with...

Dead Whale Found With 88-Pounds of Plastic In Stomach

Dead Whale Found With 88-Pounds of Plastic In Stomach

Denise Najera, Sports Recorder

March 28, 2019


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A young whale's carcass was found in Mabini, Compostela Valley in the Philippines, and what they discovered inside was "disgusting". The whale had digested 40-kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags; ranging from rice sacks, grocery bags, banana plantation bags and general plastic bags. Blatchley, who is pres...

Actresses Charged in College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Actresses Charged in College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Samantha Valdez, Opinion Editor

March 13, 2019


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Cheat. Bribe. Lie.  Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with 50 others, are charged with what has been named the nation's biggest cheating scandal. Among those 50 people there are prestigious school coaches, exam administrators, and CEO's. Celebrities would pay William Singer, who acted as a middle...

Mother and Daughter Kill 5 Family Members

Mother and Daughter Kill 5 Family Members

Amanda Mourelatos, Associate Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2019


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Shana, 45, and Dominique, 19, of the Decree family were charged with 5 counts of criminal homicide each and a count of conspiracy for their family members' deaths on Tuesday, February 7th, 2019. Two days before, a social worker shows up to the home and nothing seemed abnormal. On the 6th, when they showe...

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