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Look out, Donald: Straight Talk Express rumbling back to life

John McCain seems ready to clear his throat and do the "Straight Talk" thing again, because his favorite card to play is the Ace of Spades — the Death Card — on those who done him wrong. Donald Trump's about to pay a price for his "I like people who weren’t captured" crack.... Read more»

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All Souls: A walk to remember the departed

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Tucson dressed in costumes and sugar skull make-up on Sunday for the 25th annual All Souls Procession.... Read more»

No new count in Barber-McSally race until Monday

There'll be no new totals of the vote count in Southern Arizona's congressional race until Monday. In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 509 votes Friday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Other close local races also hang in the balance.... Read more»

Online fans didn’t equal automatic votes for Az candidates

If Facebook friends were votes, Fred DuVal would be the next governor of Arizona. But DuVal, a Democrat with 30,425 fans of his social media site on Election Day, was defeated easily Tuesday by Republican Doug Ducey and his comparatively small 18,866 Facebook fans on that day.... Read more»

Thank goodness that’s over: Campaign ads, cash left voters with ‘election fatigue’

Buffeted by torrents of negative advertising, flummoxed by the lack of transparency about funding for those ads and generally angry with politicians themselves, that “election fatigue” among voters this year was palpable. Just over a third of registered Arizona voters cast ballots this fall.... Read more»

Chandler company turns worn out blue jeans into insulation

They’ve been sung about by Neil Diamond, Flo Rida and Blur. They’re worn until they rip and tatter, then worn some more. They are your jeans. When your denim is worn to the point where it’s no longer useful as clothing, it can serve another purpose. A company in Chandler is taking this evergreen apparel and recycling it to make bedding, wall insulation and soundproofing products.... Read more»

Update: McSally-Barber count favoring challenger by 509

In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by just 509 votes Friday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Barber picked up 455 votes in the spread as Pima County reported additional votes Friday night, but the count moved in McSally's favor as Cochise County tallied another 1,000 votes.... Read more»3

CBP seizes nearly $3M in marijuana in Nogales

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa cargo facility in Nogales seized nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana, worth $2.96 million inside a tractor-trailer on Wednesday. ... Read more»

BP arrests 7 serious criminals IDed by digital fingerprint system

Digital fingerprint system turns up seven men with serious criminal histories, including sex crimes, robbery, and homicide in Border Patrol custody. ... Read more»1

Retired DEA agent dishes on his years infiltrating Mexican cartels

GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other U.S. anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war.... Read more»

Pima counting 14k ballots, no update until Fri. evening

Stare as long as you want at our live vote tracker, but there won't be an update of Pima County's ballot count until round 5:30 p.m., officials said. "Several thousand" of the 14,000 outstanding ballots were expected to be tallied Friday, with another 10,000 provisional ballots being reviewed.... Read more»2

Even before swearing-in, Gallego takes long view of career in Congress

When the primaries ended in August, most candidates turned their attention to this week’s general election, but Ruben Gallego was looking farther down the road. Much farther. At a September fundraising event, Gallego told donors that he plans to spend the next 25 to 30 years in the House, all but ruling out a future run for the Senate.... Read more»

Advocates tell Obama it’s time to keep promises on immigration reform

Immigration advocacy groups from across the country urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to act swiftly to “end the deportation enforcement machine” that is separating parents from their children.... Read more»1

Feds OK capturing, testing possible endangered wolf near Grand Canyon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an emergency permit Thursday allowing researchers to capture and conduct DNA testing on a creature seen near the Grand Canyon that resembles a gray wolf.... Read more»

McSally's lead over Barber falls to 363 as Pima count continues

In the latest results, Martha McSally led U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by 363 votes Thursday, after being up just a few dozen votes in the count Wednesday morning. Barber picked up 960 votes in the spread as Pima County reported additional vote tallies. In one of the few hotly contested local legislative races, incumbent Republican Ethan Orr was narrowly losing his state House seat.... Read more»1

Huckelberry: Pima vote count could take another week

With some races being decided by just a handful of votes, it could take Pima County until next Thursday to wrap up its vote count. Broken election machines and a high number of difficult-to-read ballots have slowed the process, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said.... Read more»

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