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Experts: Constituents should see smooth transition from McCain to Kyl

On the late Sen. McCain’s office website is a note asking constituents for patience as staffers deal with their cases in the wake of the senator’s death. But that was before Gov. Ducey appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill his seat, a move that assures what experts said would likely be a “near-seamless” transition as far as constituents are concerned.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Once & future Sen. Kyl is a dicey proposition for Team MAGA

Jon Kyl is a throwback conservative to the days of counting character, budget slashing and rule of law. Senator, meet Donald Trump, who believes all glory goes to him. I'm not sure how well they are going to fit.... Read more»

Supervisors vote to refuse Operation Stonegarden border funds

Pima County Supervisors voted 3-1 to terminate Operation Stonegarden, rejecting a $1.4 million federal grant for border-enforcement patrols by the Sheriff's Department. Supervisor Ramón Valadez provided the swing vote.... Read more»1

Former senator Jon Kyl named as McCain's replacement

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time.... Read more»

Tapped out? Developers argue there’s more water in Colorado River Basin

Despite exceptional drought conditions, some developers contend there still are places in the 246,000-square-mile Colorado River Basin to dam and divert water. Although some portions of the watershed are bracing for impending shortages, they say, other portions have surpluses.... Read more»

For Tucson native, even small role in McCain rites is ‘humbling’

It was a “humbling” experience when Army 1st Sgt. John Carrigg served as non-commissioned officer in charge of the military detail that received McCain’s casket when it arrived Thursday night at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Bronson: Stonegarden collaboration with BP makes community feel less safe

I agree with Sheriff Napier's that his department should not be a proactive arm of border enforcement, and that's why our deputies should not participate in a federal program whose stated goal is to proactively engage them in enforcing federal immigration laws.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Initiative intimidation rips heart out of Arizonans' right to pass our own laws

This week, we heard the news that two citizen initiatives will not be on the state ballot. Whatever your thoughts on these particular proposals, we will be denied a discussion and the right to vote for or against them. ... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Court: Asylum-seeker in 24-year-old case deserves another hearing

A federal appeals court overturned an immigration board’s decision to deport an Arizona man to his native El Salvador, rejecting the lower court’s “glib characterization” that murders, beatings and home invasions did not constitute persecution.... Read more»

Maricopa County voting issues continue to raise eyebrows of watchdogs

A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time Tuesday, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Fatal miscalculation: Invest in Ed math error doomed initiative in courts

The Arizona Supreme Court has bounced the Invest In Ed initiative off the ballot. The #RedforEd crew needed a red team to vet the proposition's petition language before they gathered signatures.... Read more»

89-year-old man missing for 3 weeks found dead west of Tucson

An elderly man missing since August 4 was found dead in his truck in a remote desert area after being spotted from a Border Patrol helicopter on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Robert Crubaugh was last seen alive on a sweltering weekend day.... Read more»

Joe Biden, McCain children, Larry Fitzgerald to speak at senator’s Az memorial

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who years ago reached across the political aisle to become a longtime colleague and friend to Sen. John McCain, will speak Thursday at the senator’s Arizona memorial service.... Read more»

Gaynor ousts Az Sec State Reagan in GOP primary

Steve Gaynor will face Katie Hobbs for the Arizona secretary of state race in the general election Nov. 6. Hobbs ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.... Read more»

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