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Maricopa prosecutor takes center stage in questioning of Ford

Maricopa County prosecutor Rachel Mitchell took center stage at the Judiciary Committee, carefully probing a “terrified” Christine Blasey Ford about her charge that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teens.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Lea Marquez Peterson's business experiences don't add up to her campaign promises

Guest opinion: Lea Marquez Peterson wants you to believe that her experience as a champion of small business makes her the best choice in Arizona's CD2. But her own small business went bankrupt.... Read more»

The way we were

Troubled legacy: Barrio razing paved way for Downtown gov't construction

Half a century ago, the city of Tucson, in the name of progress, razed the oldest and most vibrant neighborhood in Arizona, a move that continues to inspire lingering bitterness in the community. Though the project was driven by the city, Pima County had a role in what occurred, and the aftermath transformed county government.... Read more»

More than 260 migrants found in Arizona desert by Border Patrol

Large groups of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors from Central America continue to enter the United States through remote often hostile wilderness areas in southwest Arizona. ... Read more»1

Border Patrol agent charged in 45k-acre Sawmill Fire

17 months after admitting he accidentally started the 45,000 acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountains, a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been formally charged with a misdemeanor.... Read more»

Flake: Threat to 'take out' family over stance on Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Flake and his family should be "taken out" over his "interrupting our president" in the hearings over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a caller told the office of the Arizona Republican.... Read more»

Sued for $40M in toddler's death, Eloy cancels 'middleman' deal with ICE detention center in Texas

Faced with a $40 million lawsuit in the death of a migrant toddler, Eloy's City Council voted Tuesday to end a contract that allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate a family detention center 900 miles away in Dilley, Texas. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Garcia lets Ducey skate in forgettable debate

Sticking to talking points only goes so far without putting forth some substance, and challenger David Garcia effectively pulled his punches against Gov. Doug Ducey. The incumbent Republican's worried enough to endlessly repeat the URL of an attack website, but the Democrat continually let him slide.... Read more»2

From the editor

Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here's what we're looking for, and what we're not.... Read more»

Sept. 25 is Nat'l Voter Registration Day: Sign up before Oct. 9 deadline in Az

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day — Signing up online or checking that your address is current is easy in Arizona. Do it before the Oct. 9 deadline.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Gov debate quick take: None of them should win

I may seem like a broken record dissing our choices on the ballot but across the country I see candidates who know what's what. Can we get a plan here in Arizona? Something more than slogans? In Monday's debate, Ducey promised more of boom-bust, Garcia was a man without a plan, and Torres wouldn't look up... Read more»3

Ducey, Garcia clash over education, border security in first debate

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic rival David Garcia clashed Monday night over education and border security during a live, televised debate.... Read more»

Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a feisty debate Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With video.... Read more»

4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

‘Bisbee ’17’ documentary recounts shameful moment in Arizona history

America had just entered the “war to end all wars” in Europe. Demand for metal ore was rising. Unionists and radical socialists were demanding better wages. That was the backdrop in Bisbee on July 12, 1917, when a mob rousted 1,200 miners from their homes at gunpoint... Read more»

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