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Political Notebook: Cat burglar Barber purrr-fect photoshop

Political news and notes from around the Old Pueblo. 

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DuVal/Ducey disagree on influence of tax cuts

DuVal/Ducey disagree on influence of tax cuts

Ducey thinks cuts will boost business and lower unemployment. DuVal, not so...

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Gay marriage undermines traditional nuptials, state argues

Gay marriage undermines traditional nuptials, state argues

Lawyer argues allowing gay marriage will lead to societal weakening.

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Grijalva asks Obama to meet with illegal immigrants

Grijalva asks Obama to meet with illegal immigrants

Grijalva said deporting working parents shouldn't be a high priority.

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DuVal, Ducey show sharp differences in Tucson debate

DuVal, Ducey show sharp differences in Tucson debate

Three gubernatorial candidates spar on taxes, education at Tucson debate. 

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Republicans say Democrats lack clout in Legislature

Republicans say Democrats lack clout in Legislature

GOP candidates in LD2 argue they can pass more bills than incumbent Democrats.

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Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

You can understand why loyal Republicans might not want independents voting in their primaries.

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Live blog transcript: Governor candidates debate

Star reporters Becky Pallack and Tim Steller and apprentice Gabby Ferreira tweeted live as the candidates for Arizona governor debated.

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Democratic ad on gun show rule sparks dispute

Democratic ad on gun show rule sparks dispute

McSally demands ad from Giffords' PAC be stopped, calling it misleading.

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Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Republican activist Parralee Schneider, of Tucson, named to party leadership.

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Board picks playground and fields for Naranja Park

Board picks playground and fields for Naranja Park

Concepts approved by the board next go to the design process.

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Gay marriage undermines traditional nuptials, state argues

Gay marriage undermines traditional nuptials, state argues

Lawyer argues allowing gay marriage will lead to societal weakening.

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Republicans say Democrats lack clout in Legislature

Republicans say Democrats lack clout in Legislature

GOP candidates in LD2 argue they can pass more bills than incumbent Democrats.

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Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

Steller: GOP considers alienating 1.15 million AZ voters

You can understand why loyal Republicans might not want independents voting in their primaries.

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Democratic ad on gun show rule sparks dispute

Democratic ad on gun show rule sparks dispute

McSally demands ad from Giffords' PAC be stopped, calling it misleading.

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Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Republican activist Parralee Schneider, of Tucson, named to party leadership.

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Live blog transcript: Governor candidates debate

Star reporters Becky Pallack and Tim Steller and apprentice Gabby Ferreira tweeted live as the candidates for Arizona governor debated.

September 18, 2014 9:30 pm

City, county officials say bridges are safe

City, county officials say bridges are safe

Storm runoff can be issue if it floods over embankments.

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Board picks playground and fields for Naranja Park

Board picks playground and fields for Naranja Park

Concepts approved by the board next go to the design process.

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Lawmaker wants to require citizenship test for graduation

Lawmaker wants to require citizenship test for graduation

High school students would have to pass basic civics test.

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US Supreme Court to hear Gilbert church's signage case

US Supreme Court to hear Gilbert church's signage case

A church in Gilbert wants to be able to use larger signage.

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Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Tucson woman replaces Pearce as GOP vice chair

Pearce quit his post this week following controversial remarks about Medicaid.

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Republicans troubled by independents' impact in primary

Republicans troubled by independents' impact in primary

PHOENIX — Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month’s election.

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TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD candidates: Public schools offer more than charters

TUSD Governing Board candidates continue to sound off on educational issues as part of their bids for seats in Tucson’s largest school district.

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Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Tucson fights release of cellphone tracking efforts

Releasing information about cellphone traffic jeopardizes national security, city says.

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Arizona Supreme Court to review political attack ads

Arizona Supreme Court to review political attack ads

High court decision could determine whether those financing commercials must be disclosed

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Political Notebook: International intrigue spices CD 2 race

Political Notebook: International intrigue spices CD 2 race

McSally wants Barber to disclose tax records over time share in Mexico

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Bill Clinton to headline DuVal fundraiser Tuesday

Bill Clinton to headline DuVal fundraiser Tuesday

Event will be held Tuesday at a private venue in Scottsdale.

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What Tucsonans want in their new city manager

What Tucsonans want in their new city manager

Mayor and council get feedback from public.

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Goddard targets dark money as political evil

Goddard targets dark money as political evil

Goddard vows to fight to Dark Money groups if elected as Secretary of State

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Elections commission launches formal investigation of Horne

Elections commission launches formal investigation of Horne

Commission rebuffs arguments by Dennis Wilenchik, Horne’s attorney.

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State, county officials decry dubious voter registration letter

State, county officials decry dubious voter registration letter

Washington D.C. group has run afoul of Arizona election officials in the past. 

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Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Brewer declines to back legislative pay raise

Also won't endorse GOP nominee for state schools chief.

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New medical pot rules: longer hours, home delivery

New medical pot rules: longer hours, home delivery

City Council adopts new rules, including bigger cultivation sites.

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City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

Regulating rentals would add revenue, uphold standards.

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Ducey, DuVal split on education funding in debate

Ducey, DuVal split on education funding in debate

Democratic DuVal wants to restore inflation funding for schools. Republican Ducey disagrees.

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State voter turnout 27 percent; Pima County 30 percent

State voter turnout 27 percent; Pima County 30 percent

Pima County had a 30.1 percent primary election turnout, easily exceeding  the state average.

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Report: Horne’s race used $300K in state resources

Report: Horne’s race used $300K in state resources

“Volunteers” for Horne’s campaign were not really volunteers at all, it says.

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County to fund Visit Tucson with $3.4 million

County to fund Visit Tucson with  $3.4 million

Hospitality industry expecting more business.

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Losing bidder for Rio Nuevo project protests competitor's selection

Losing bidder for Rio Nuevo project protests competitor's selection

Losing bidder protests Rio Nuevo selection of a developer for 8.5 acres downtown.

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Flood of CD 2 campaign ads inescapable

Flood of CD 2 campaign ads inescapable

Outside groups expected to spend millions in CD2 races.

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Horne ends effort to stop investigation

Horne ends effort to stop investigation

Files court motion to dismiss the lawsuit he had filed.

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Ahem, primary losers, time to remove signs

Ahem, primary losers, time to remove signs

Signage must come down 15 days after the primary election.

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Canceled council meeting hits South Tucson's pocket book

Canceled council meeting hits South Tucson's pocket book

Delaying vote on tax changes costs about $80,000.

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Orr agrees with Democrat on gay marriage

Orr agrees with Democrat on gay marriage

Democrats and Republicans are critical of a legislator's statements in a debate.

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Tucson Convention Center might get private operator

Tucson Convention Center might get private operator

The city entered into contract negotiations earlier this summer.

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Former schools chief calls Douglas 'destructive'

Former schools chief calls Douglas 'destructive'

 Says Diane Douglas is "promoting a sort of a paranoia."

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Steller: Candidates lose when they pay own way

Steller: Candidates lose when they pay own way

Gary Kiehne nearly broke a persistent political trend. 

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Kirkpatrick responds to 'sexist' attack ad starring legs

Kirkpatrick responds to 'sexist' attack ad starring legs

"Short skirt and high heels? Nope, not me," Kirkpatrick says.

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Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Where Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer stand on minimum wage

Saucedo Mercer: "It’s easy to play Santa Claus with someone else’s money."

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Tobin wins CD1 primary, faces Kirkpatrick

Tobin wins CD1 primary, faces Kirkpatrick

Andy Tobin won 36 percent of the votes; Kiehne took 35.

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South Tucson resets hearing on taxes, fees

South Tucson resets hearing on taxes, fees

Talks about "Green boys" flyer to be reprised Thursday

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Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin for budget cuts

Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin for budget cuts

Tobin defends deep cuts as part of a balanced budget package

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Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Suit seeks to expand pot growing rights

Lawsuit seeks to expand medical marijuana users' right to grow their pot.

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Rio Nuevo seeks 'Good Vibrations' as arena renovations near end

Rio Nuevo seeks 'Good Vibrations' as arena renovations near end

Rio Nuevo hires Beach Boys for TCC reopening celebration.

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Supervisors back plan for new election equipment

Supervisors back plan for new election equipment

The Board of Supervisors rejected a more expensive option.

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CD1 primary race is over: Tobin wins

CD1 primary race is over: Tobin wins

Tobin won with 36 percent of the vote.

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Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin's voting record

Ad Watch: Dems attack Tobin's voting record

In a race that's considered a tossup, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted a new web video attacking Republican Andy Tobin.

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Tucson drivers better than you might think

Tucson drivers better than you might think

Road Runner: Allstate ranks Tucson second nationally for safest drivers.

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