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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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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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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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Live blog: CD2 Debate coverage

Live blog: CD1 Debate coverage

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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2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for 2 District 8 House seats

2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for 2 District 8 House seats

Frank Pratt

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Border security a priority for Pancrazi, Uribe

Lynne Pancrazi

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District 11 Senate race offers distinct choice

When Republican Sen. Al Melvin opted to give up his Legislative District 11 Senate seat to make a short-lived run for governor he created a va…

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District 10 House candidates support JTED, divided on other issues

District 10 House candidates support JTED, divided on other issues

House candidates in District 10 focus on JTED.

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District 10 Senate candidates seek to improve education system

District 10 Senate candidates seek to improve education system

Education is priority for District 10 Senate hopefuls.

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District 4 House candidates make school funding a priority

District 4 House candidates make school funding a priority

House candidates in District 4 focus on school funding.

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District 9 House hopefuls differ on guns, Common Core

District 9 House hopefuls differ on guns, Common Core

Steele, Friese clash with Orr over gun control in LD9 House race

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Education, taxation, job creation top agendas

Education, taxation, job creation top agendas

Barbara McGuire

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Newcomer tries to break House GOP hold on District 14

Newcomer tries to break House GOP hold on District 14

Gowan, Stevens face challenge from newcomer who backs Medicaid expansion.

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Republican challenging in Democrat stronghold District 2

Republican challenging in Democrat stronghold District 2

Political newcomer Estrella says Dalessandro can't get bills passed as a Democrat.

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Three vying for two District 2 House seats

Three vying for two District  2 House seats

All three candidates put an emphasis on improving state education. 

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Three-way race for 2 open House seats in District 11

Vince Leach

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State Rep. Orr: I will push marijuana legalization

State Rep. Orr: I will push marijuana legalization

Republican says process could take two years.

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Nine TUSD candidates weigh in on the issues

Nine TUSD candidates weigh in on the issues

See where candidates stand on common core, high stakes testing, charter schools.

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Sunnyside board has two openings, three candidates

Sunnyside board has two openings, three candidates

See where candidates stand on common core, high-stakes testing, charter schools.

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Three Amphi hopefuls vying for two board seats

Three Amphi hopefuls vying for two board seats

See where candidates stand on common core, high stakes testing, charter schools.

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