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Romney stumps for McSally, Tobin

Romney stumps for McSally, Tobin

Romney predicts GOP congressional victories during Marana stop.

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New look sought on bail law for undocumented

New look sought on bail law for undocumented

Maricopa County attorney seeks to salvage law; foes cry "do-over."

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Increase in licenses after Arizona OKs gay marriage

Increase in licenses after Arizona OKs gay marriage

It’s been one week since Arizona started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and Pima County has seen an overall uptick in applications.

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Tucson may owe pension fund extra $16M next year

Tucson may owe pension fund extra $16M next year

Recent court ruling overturned a 2011 state law intended to keep costs down.

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Brewer to court: Uphold license denials to 'dreamers'

Brewer to court: Uphold license denials to 'dreamers'

She says 1996 Arizona law takes precedence over Obama administration's federal policy.

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Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Sometimes a candidate catches a wave; other times the wave swamps candidate.

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Proposition might ease access to child-abuse files

Proposition might ease access to child-abuse files

Measure would let state ignore federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

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GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

Saucedo Mercer has tried to make abortion and religion a top issue.

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Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Council votes to drop parking fines for next year.

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Environmental concerns delay 50-acre Catalina Foothills proposal

Environmental concerns delay 50-acre Catalina Foothills proposal

Pima County supervisors decide to talk another day.

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Supervisors alter policy for helping community groups

Supervisors alter policy for helping community groups

Supervisors agree to new policy, but will continue to give to nonprofits.

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Live blog: CD2 Debate coverage

Live blog: CD1 Debate coverage

New look sought on bail law for undocumented

New look sought on bail law for undocumented

Maricopa County attorney seeks to salvage law; foes cry "do-over."

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Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Steller: Ebola rises, crashes as McSally campaign issue

Sometimes a candidate catches a wave; other times the wave swamps candidate.

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Proposition might ease access to child-abuse files

Proposition might ease access to child-abuse files

Measure would let state ignore federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

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Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Tucson approves big cut in parking fines

Council votes to drop parking fines for next year.

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Environmental concerns delay 50-acre Catalina Foothills proposal

Environmental concerns delay 50-acre Catalina Foothills proposal

Pima County supervisors decide to talk another day.

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Supervisors alter policy for helping community groups

Supervisors alter policy for helping community groups

Supervisors agree to new policy, but will continue to give to nonprofits.

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Phoenix utility pumps money into attorney general campaign

Phoenix utility pumps money into attorney general campaign

$425,000 goes to help elect Republican Mark Brnovich.

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GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

GOP candidate's mailer attacks Grijalva for being pro-choice

Saucedo Mercer has tried to make abortion and religion a top issue.

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Steller: Tower project wins over neighbors — except one

Steller: Tower project wins over neighbors — except one

One big player in the area backs out: the University of Arizona. 

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Romney coming to $1000/ticket fundraiser in Tucson

Romney coming to $1000/ticket fundraiser in Tucson

Donate $1,000 to Martha and Andy, and have breakfast with Mitt.

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Liberal group attacks GOP Congressional candidate Andy Tobin

Liberal group attacks GOP Congressional candidate Andy Tobin

A liberal group that has been supporting Democrat Ruben Gallego in his run for Congress in Arizona's District 7 is now turning its attention t…

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Candidates vie for three Arizona District 11 seats

Candidates vie for three Arizona District 11 seats

Battles over the budget and border dominate District 11 race.

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City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

City looks to limit criminal history as hiring consideration

Councilman Fimbres requests a discussion about the issue at council’s next meeting.

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District 11 Democrats and Republicans split on wage hike

District 11 Democrats and Republicans split on wage hike

They also discuss border security, economic development in this election overview.

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Two alums vie for PCC board seat

Two alums vie for PCC board seat

Only one seat up for grabs this election.

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Political Notebook: $105K spent on ballots for 7 voters

Political Notebook: $105K spent on ballots for 7 voters

Notes and political gossip from around the Old Pueblo.

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Amiable House race in District 4 focuses on education

Amiable House race in District 4 focuses on education

Three vying for two seats. All say schools are their top priority.

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Mine, forest thinning unite House candidates in District 8

Mine, forest thinning unite House candidates in District 8

Republicans Shope and Pratt seek re-election. Democrat Casillas is also running.

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Rio Nuevo board wants to back Jan. 8 memorial

Rio Nuevo board wants to back Jan. 8 memorial

Taxing district conditionally approves $75,000, is checking with its lawyers.

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Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

State Attorney General Tom Horne decides not to fight ruling.

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Congressional races in Arizona see surge in donations

Congressional races in Arizona see surge in donations

Outside spending in 2 tight contests has exceeded $13 million since primary.

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Major local employers already offer same-sex benefits

Major local employers already offer same-sex benefits

Tucson has been issuing domestic partnership certificates since 2003.

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Gay marriage ruling could affect other state laws

Gay marriage ruling could affect other state laws

Less clear is how the ruling affects businesses and private individuals.

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District 4 House candidates share policy ideas

Here’s where the District 4 House candidates stand on a few more issues.

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Huppenthal likely facing fine for campaign-related video

Huppenthal likely facing fine for campaign-related video

Clean Elections Commission said video designed to help him in election.

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Arizona tries to save gay-marriage ban

Arizona tries to save gay-marriage ban

Horne seeks to sort out 9th Circuit "mandate." Challengers aren't surprised.

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LD10 candidates discuss gun control, abortion, school funding

LD10 candidates discuss gun control, abortion, school funding

Priority is education for two candidates for Senate and four for House.

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2 Republican candidates agree to pay Clean Elections fines

2 Republican candidates agree to pay Clean Elections fines

Tom Forese and Doug Little avoid further inquiry into their campaign finances.

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Commission: Huppenthal video was campaign-related

Commission: Huppenthal video was campaign-related

Likely will face a fine only for election violation.

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Huppenthal video broke campaign law, official says

Huppenthal video broke campaign law, official says

Clean elections chief wants to investigate school superintendent for possible campaign violation.

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Unruly audience, candidate accusations define CD2 debate

Unruly audience, candidate accusations define CD2 debate

Barber, McSally agree on attacking government waste, keeping the A-10 flying.

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District 10 choice: incumbent Democrat or moderate Republican

District 10 choice: incumbent Democrat or moderate Republican

A new kind of Republican is challenging a longtime political leader.

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DuVal says Ducey favors the rich over education

DuVal says Ducey favors the rich over education

Republican clarifies his stance on the state income tax.

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Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer have an animated debate

Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer have an animated debate

Candidates differ on border security and the fight against the Islamic State.

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County attorney upholds supervisors' cash contributions

County attorney upholds supervisors' cash contributions

Legal memo finds no legal issue with small donations to nonprofits.

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Pot or not? Ducey, DuVal won't say

Gubernatorial candidates won't say whether they've ever smoked the drug.

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DuVal license suspended after turn violation

DuVal license suspended after turn violation

Complications following a citation caused gubernatorial candidate to temporarily lose his license.

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CD1 debate finds common ground, elicits program details

CD1 debate finds common ground, elicits program details

Kirkpatrick, Tobin support balanced-budget amendment, won't commit to never raising taxes.

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2014 Election Guide

2014 Election Guide

Here is the information you need to make an informed decision when you vote.

October 14, 2014 11:12 am

Potential $1 billion deficit hangs over governor's race

Potential $1 billion deficit hangs over governor's race

Candidates for governor promise to control government spending, but can't say how.

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In CD2, a replay of razor-thin election in 2012

In CD2, a replay of razor-thin election in 2012

A rematch between Barber and McSally is one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.

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Kirkpatrick-Tobin has makings of a squeaker in CD1

Kirkpatrick-Tobin has makings of a squeaker in CD1

Veteran GOP lawmaker Andy Tobin tries to unseat Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in sprawling Congressional District 1

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Grijalva, Saucedo Mercer take opposing sides on issues

Democratic Congressman Raúl Grijalva and Republican Gabriela Saucedo Mercer in a— rematch

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Voters to decide 4 ballot propositions

Proposition 122

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Personal jabs punctuate attorney general's race

Personal jabs punctuate attorney general's race

Attorney General candidates both say their experience makes them the best for the job.

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Democrats run for GOP-dominated Corporation Commission

Democrats run for GOP-dominated Corporation Commission

Tom Forese and Doug Little will face Sandra Kennedy and Jim Holway.

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Qualifications and Common Core at heart of schools race

Qualifications and Common Core at heart of schools race

PHOENIX — The race to become Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction turns around a crucial question for voters: Who do they trust to m…

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Secretary of State candidates decry dark money

Secretary of State candidates decry dark money

Both Republican Michele Reagan and Democrat Terry Goddard have different approaches. 

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