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Paul Ingram/TucsonSentinel.com

Paul Ingram/TucsonSentinel.com

Paul Ingram is a Tucson-based photojournalist and has written for TucsonSentinel.com since 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Native activist found not guilty in border protest after new arguments on religious freedom defense

By: - January 19, 2022

Amber Ortega, a Southern Arizona border activist facing two federal charges for protesting the construction of the border wall near Quitobaquito Springs, was found not guilty by a federal judge on Wednesday. Following a short motions hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie A. Bowman ruled that the federal government had imposed a “substantial burden” on Ortega’s exercise of […]

Tucson will terminate employees who don’t get a COVID-19 vaccine by December

By: - October 20, 2021

In a 4-3 vote, the Tucson City Council said Tuesday that city employees who are not vaccinated by Dec. 1 will face termination. City Manager Michael Ortega recommended the move in a memo to the mayor and council, telling them that around 300 city employees had “chosen to be in non-compliance” with the city’s vaccination […]

Women testify about squalid conditions in Border Patrol detention centers

By: - January 15, 2020

Two women who were in Border Patrol custody in the Tucson Sector nearly four years apart described similar circumstances of freezing cells in squalid conditions, as a trial over the treatment of migrants in Southern Arizona continued for a second day.