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Health care a primary battlefield in Congressional District 1

Health care a primary battlefield in Congressional District 1

Kirkpatrick says more people have coverage under Obamacare; Tobin says fewer.

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Steller: Homebuilders get an F for TUSD mailer

Steller: Homebuilders get an F for TUSD mailer

Columnist's last round of election-season dirt.

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Judge upholds charges that Horne violated campaign finance laws

Judge upholds charges that Horne violated campaign finance laws

Declines Horne's attempt to have charges thrown out.

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Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Audit: Colossal Cave needs money, leadership upgrade

Report recommends county give $1.56 million to fund park's most pressing repairs.

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Pima County: More than 130,000 early ballots returned

Pima County: More than 130,000 early ballots returned

Returns in Pima, Cochise counties higher than state average.

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Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Events brought in $1.17 million in the last fiscal year.

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Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Arizonans should not accept that we can't pay schools what they're owed.

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A rare District 1 ad airs in Tucson

A rare District 1 ad airs in Tucson

Most advertising money is being spent elsewhere in CD1.

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Goddard wants to control dark money campaigns

Goddard wants to control dark money campaigns

He has Democrat legislators supporting proposed bill targeting election ads.

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Pima County overhauls access to public records

Pima County overhauls access to public records

Officials seek input on proposed changes, which include an online portal for records requests

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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 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Live blog: CD2 Debate coverage

Live blog: CD1 Debate coverage

Pima County: More than 130,000 early ballots returned

Pima County: More than 130,000 early ballots returned

Returns in Pima, Cochise counties higher than state average.

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Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Kino earns same amount as in baseball heyday

Events brought in $1.17 million in the last fiscal year.

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Goddard wants to control dark money campaigns

Goddard wants to control dark money campaigns

He has Democrat legislators supporting proposed bill targeting election ads.

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Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Steller: Education funding not 'impossible'; it's a choice

Arizonans should not accept that we can't pay schools what they're owed.

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A rare District 1 ad airs in Tucson

A rare District 1 ad airs in Tucson

Most advertising money is being spent elsewhere in CD1.

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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 27, 2014 6:00 pm

Pima County overhauls access to public records

Pima County overhauls access to public records

Officials seek input on proposed changes, which include an online portal for records requests

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Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Land near Tumamoc Hill might be bladed

Utility work could bulldoze a mile-long, 100-foot-wide section. 

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Tucson Water fires 1 in sexual harassment

Tucson Water fires 1 in sexual harassment

Terminated worker denies allegations; 3 supervisors get training.

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Animal shelter's new approach means overcrowding, hope

Animal shelter's new approach means overcrowding, hope

Center tries to minimize euthanizing animals, but saving some is a challenge.

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Political Notebook: The money race

Political Notebook: The money race

Election-time news and gossip in the Old Pueblo

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Steller: Ballot collection hard to abuse, easy to improve

Steller: Ballot collection hard to abuse, easy to improve

Despite checks, some want to make it harder to collect, submit ballots.

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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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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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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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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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