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Judge nixes Barber request to count more CD2 ballots

A federal judge ruled Thursday that an additional 133 ballots won’t be added to the count in the congressional race between Rep. Ron Barber and Martha McSally. Barber, trailing 161 votes in the final tally, will now pin his hopes for re-election on a mandatory recount set to begin next week.... Read more»2

Barber sues to add more ballots to CD 2 vote count

Attorneys for Ron Barber filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday morning, alleging that ballots in Arizona’s CD 2 race were improperly rejected. Last week, Barber asked county and state officials to delay the canvass of the election and include more votes. The Democrat trails challenger Martha McSally by just 161 votes, and has claimed between 133 and 167 ballots should be added to the count.... Read more»1

Barber presses SoS on uncounted ballots

Attorneys for Ron Barber wrote to Secretary of State Ken Bennett, asking him to delay the statewide election canvass. Both Pima and Cochise counties declined Barber’s requests to review more ballots. The Democrat trails Republican challenger Martha McSally by just 161 votes, and claims 167 ballots should be added to the count.... Read more»

Cochise rejects Barber call to delay canvass, count more ballots

Cochise County joined a move by Pima County earlier in the week, rejecting a request Thursday by Rep. Ron Barber to delay a vote to approve the canvass of the election, a move that would give the Democrat more time to make a case for adding some rejected ballots to the count.... Read more»1

Cochise vote count delayed; McSally leading

While challenger Martha McSally was leading Rep. Ron Barber by just 36 votes Wednesday morning, that widened to about 2,000 as the Republican stronghold of Cochise County slowly tallied ballots, then dropped to 1,300 as more Pima County numbers came in.... Read more»

Cochise County program calls isolated residents to ask: 'Are you OK?'

Four miles from the border, the prefab house sits on acres of land. The closest neighbor is more than a mile away. Sheila Goar, 74, has lived on this land her entire life. She is the only member of her family left in the area, with a sister she doesn’t speak to and a brother in Idaho, she used to rely on distant neighbors and friends who occasionally checked in on her.... Read more»

9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»

Flawed Cochise County election returns recounted

Primary election tallies from Cochise County have been updated, after being temporarily pulled from statewide totals because incorrect results were reported Tuesday night. “We’re still trying to figure out what exactly happened,” an election official said.... Read more»

Cochise man a 'person of interest' in Krentz killing

A Cochise County man has been identified as a “person of interest” in the 2010 shooting death of rancher Robert Krentz. Sheriff Dannels won’t give many details about the person of interest. His name is Manuel Corona, and all that’s known about him is that his 21-year old son, also named Manuel Corona, has had violent encounters with law enforcement.... Read more»3

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Author of 'Glenn Ford: A Life' discusses fathers' life

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, author Peter Ford, Republican Bruce Ash, ex-Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder.... Read more»

Cochise sheriff backs off deputizing federal agents

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has reversed a move to deputize six Border Patrol and Customs agents after community backlash to a recent decision to give federal agents the power to enforce local laws. In Pima County, 365 federal agents have been cross-certified to enforce local laws.... Read more»

Court OKs delay in McSally/Barber ballot dispute; Barber up 654

A judge accepted an agreement to keep a ballot case open without a decision after backers of Republican challenger Martha McSally asked Tuesday for a halt in the count of provisional ballots in several precincts in Arizona’s CD2. The Ron Barber campaign blasted the request, calling it “voter disenfranchisement.”... Read more»4

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death

Reports released in Border Agent Nicholas Ivie’s shooting death, youths shot at U.S-Mexico border remembered, three Arizona sheriffs stay in office and one county gets a new one, U.S. elections reverberate across Mexico, and more.... Read more»

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

Report: Border agents in radio contact before friendly-fire death

Border Patrol agents involved in the October friendly-fire incident that killed Agent Nicholas Ivie were in radio contact with the slain agent just before his death, according to a report released Friday.... Read more»

Border roundup: Cross-border shooting, economic ties

A second shooting in as many weeks involving Border Patrol agents left a teenage boy dead in Mexico; plus, Arizonans take a look at the role of Mexico in the regional economy... Read more»

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