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Oro Valley mayor and council races heat up

Oro Valley mayor and council races heat up

Candidates make political jabs at a debate in Sun City Oro Valley

July 23, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Ad Watch: Adam Kwasman's first TV ad

Ad Watch: Adam Kwasman's first TV ad

Republican in CD1 race highlights endorsement by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Get ready to vote

Get ready to vote

Find candidate info in the Star's online voter guide, tucson.com/elections. Early voting begins July 31. About 70 percent of Oro Valley's registered voters receive mail-in ballots. Primary election day is August 26.

July 21, 2014 11:49 am
PATRICK STRANEY, CHALLENGER

PATRICK STRANEY, CHALLENGER

If there were a mayor of Rancho Vistoso, it would likely be Patrick Straney.

July 21, 2014 11:45 am
SATISH HIREMATH, INCUMBENT

SATISH HIREMATH, INCUMBENT

Having checked off everything on his to-do list in his four years as Oro Valley mayor, Satish Hiremath thought he could hand the job over to someone else.

July 21, 2014 11:44 am
Two chances to hear the candidates

Two chances to hear the candidates

Debate hosted by the Sun City government affairs committee

July 21, 2014 11:47 am
Oro Valley mayor candidates differ on leadership styles

Oro Valley mayor candidates differ on leadership styles

Oro Valley voters will choose between two established community leaders when they vote for mayor next month.

July 21, 2014 11:42 am
Oro Valley mayor candidates differ on leadership styles

Oro Valley mayor candidates differ on leadership styles

Oro Valley voters will choose between two established community leaders for mayor.

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Election 2014: CD1 Republican primary

Reporters talk about the money and the hot topics in the race.

July 17, 2014 5:02 pmLoading…
Top congressional candidates piling up big bucks

Top congressional candidates piling up big bucks

More than a month before the primary, money pours into congressional races

July 16, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Fact check: Kwasman calls Kirkpatrick a radical liberal

Fact check: Kwasman calls Kirkpatrick a radical liberal

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick votes more like Gabby Giffords than Raúl Grijalva.

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Meet congressional candidates in Tucson this week

Meet congressional candidates in Tucson this week

3 chances to meet people who want to represent you in Congress

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Oro Valley moves forward on town medical clinic

Oro Valley moves forward on town medical clinic

With no copays, the clinic would save the town and employees money.

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Oro Valley challenger says Town Council fractured

Oro Valley challenger says Town Council fractured

Mayor race and three Council seats to be decided in primary election.

July 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Oro Valley mayor and council candidates debate Wednesday

Oro Valley mayor and council candidates debate Wednesday

Six candidates will debate at the library, hosted by Northwest Conservatives.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Most AZ legislative candidates decline public funds

Most AZ legislative candidates decline public funds

News from campaign finance reports for various local legislative candidates. 

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4 businesses fined for selling alcohol to teens

4 businesses fined for selling alcohol to teens

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control fined a liquor store in Barrio Hollywood $1,000 for selling alcohol to underage customers.

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Bruising GOP primary shaping up in CD1

Bruising GOP primary shaping up in CD1

Winner will face Kirkpatrick in one of the nation's most competitive races

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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CD1 candidate Q&A

CD1 candidate Q&A

Candidates comment on Medicaid, job training, public lands, budget cuts, and immigration.

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Fact check: Tobin comments on vocational education

Fact check: Tobin comments on vocational education

"Half the kids who graduate from high school don't go to college."

June 23, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…
CD3 Watch: Polak quits race for health reasons

CD3 Watch: Polak quits race for health reasons

Polak thanked supporters in a withdrawal announcement on Facebook.

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Troubled Udall Foundation hires new CFO

New hire to help fix financial problems at the Tucson-based federal agency.

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13 Tucson restaurants fail health inspections; 8 go on to pass

Cockroach problem gets Golden China extra scrutiny from the health department.

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Olivas exits Congressional District 3 race

Republican-turned-Libertarian candidate Miguel Olivas announced on Facebook Monday that he will not run for Congress in Arizona’s District 3. 

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CD3 Watch: Olivas quits the race for Congress

CD3 Watch: Olivas quits the race for Congress

Republican-turned-Libertarian candidate Miguel Olivas announced on Facebook Monday that he will not run for Congress in Arizona's District 3.

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CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

The Republican candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 3 race posted on Facebook a gruesome photo depicting a man posing with several decapitated heads and she called for "eye for an eye" treatment for terrorists.

June 09, 2014 12:55 pmLoading…

Sahuarita addressing shortage of sports fields

The Sahuarita Town Council will consider a $63.3 million budget plan for next fiscal year that includes money for road and park projects. 

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CD1 Watch: Kirkpatrick details VA actions, Kwasman and Tobin call it inaction

CD1 Watch: Kirkpatrick details VA actions, Kwasman and Tobin call it inaction

The main VA whistleblower was wrong when he told the Arizona Republic that Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's staff never responded to a letter he sent her about problems at the Phoenix VA, Kirkpatrick's spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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Local angle: Kirkpatrick heard from VA whistleblower in February

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s political opponent was critical of her handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal after it was learned she knew about a whistleblower’s complaints in February.

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Republicans scatter in CD3 race

Republicans scatter in CD3 race

The Congressional District 3 Republican primary race was jumbled this week as one candidate dropped out and another jumped in.

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CD3 Watch: Republican surprises — who's on the ballot

There have been major changes in the Congressional District 3 race scene since Wednesday’s filing deadline.

May 29, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Tucson and Pima County copper crooks less active as prices drop

Tucson and Pima County copper crooks less active as prices drop

The drop in copper prices hasn’t stopped the illegal metal trade, but Southern Arizona is seeing a slowdown in the volume of metal thefts.

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2012 candidate questionnaire

How would you use your position as an elected official to help businesses create jobs in Southern Arizona?

May 28, 2014 12:02 pm

CD3 Watch: Congressional candidate switched parties last year

Damien Kennedy hopes to win the Republican nomination in the August primary election and challenge Democrat Raúl Grijalva for a seat in Congress, but Kennedy has only been a registered Republican for 8 months.

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Tucson framing contractor fined $113,500

The Industrial Commission of Arizona issued a $113,500 fine to a Tucson framing contractor for willfully violating safety rules.

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Ahhh, or eww... Splash parks cool, but are they clean?

Ahhh, or eww... Splash parks cool, but are they clean?

Splash parks are a great place to play for families looking for something cooler than running through the sprinklers and less expensive than a water park.

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Bar fined after selling beer to teen with a wink and a handshake

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control fined five Tucson businesses in the past month for selling beer to underage customers.

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CD3 Watch: Kennedy officially running

Green Valley Republican Damien Kennedy filed official paperwork to run for Congress in District 3.

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Kiehne apologizes for gun remark

Kiehne apologizes for gun remark

Arizona Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne apologized for a comment he made at a Republican primary debate in Florence on Saturday.

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Kiehne apologizes for saying mass shooters are Democrats

Kiehne apologizes for saying mass shooters are Democrats

Arizona Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne issued an apology for the comment he made at a debate in Florence on Saturday.

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AZ congressional candidate says mass shooters are Democrats

AZ congressional candidate says mass shooters are Democrats

FLORENCE — Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne made extreme comments about gun rights at a Republican primary debate Saturday.

May 18, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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5 Tucson restaurants fail health inspections, then pass

Five local eateries failed health inspections in April but passed follow-up inspections. Here’s what you need to know:

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AZ congressional candidate says mass shooters are Democrats (with audio)

AZ congressional candidate says mass shooters are Democrats (with audio)

FLORENCE — Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne made extreme comments about gun rights at a Republican primary debate Saturday.

May 17, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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Gary Kiehne and Adam Kwasman on gun rights (audio)

Congressgional District 1 Republican candidates Gary Kiehne and Adam Kwasman answer a question about gun rights at a debate in Florence, Ariz., on May 17, 2014.

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State sets new safety rules for Tucson, Phoenix trampoline parks

A new law gives the state more authority over trampoline parks, but it also makes jumpers more responsible for their own safety.

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Rep. Steele sees "deadly situation" while shadowing DPS cop

Rep. Steele sees "deadly situation" while shadowing DPS cop

State Rep. Victoria Steele (D-Tucson), who introduced a bill to ban reading or sending a text while driving, went along with an Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer to patrol Interstate 10 on Wednesday.

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Forum is Thursday for GOP candidates in Oro Valley

Forum is Thursday for GOP candidates in Oro Valley

Northwest Conservatives will host a candidate forum for Legislative District 11 on Thursday evening.

May 07, 2014 2:42 pmLoading…

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