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Seasonal wildfire crews now eligible for federal health benefits

Seasonal hotshot firefighters will be able to buy into the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the same program that offers health insurance to federal full-time employees, the White House announced Tuesday.... Read more»

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Lawyer chosen to replace Patterson

Tucson lawyer Nicholas Fontana was chosen Monday by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to replace former state Rep. Daniel Patterson, who resigned earlier this month.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Supervisors poised to pick new lawmaker

Today on Buckmaster - Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Thomas Lindell about St. Philips In the Hills transition to solar, and consumer affairs contributor Tom Collier.... Read more»

11 apply to fill Patterson's seat in Legislature

Eleven people are seeking to be appointed to fill the state House seat vacated by Daniel Patterson. Many of those who applied have political connections; the new representative must live in the district and be a registered independent.... Read more»

Supes stock Patterson-replacement panel with Dems

The Pima County Board of Supervisors chose a five-person panel Monday to help choose a replacement for ex-state Rep. Daniel Patterson, who resigned last week to avoid being expelled from the Legislature.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Supes must choose independent for Patterson's seat

Today on Buckmaster - An analysis of Daniel Patterson’s resignation with Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star and state Rep. Ted Vogt, then Chase Bank’s Patricia Feeney and education contributor Robert Hendricks.... Read more»

Patterson resigns from House

State Rep. Daniel Patterson resigned his seat in the House on Wednesday, hours after a House Ethics Committee unanimously voted for his expulsion.... Read more»

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Patterson denies 'vague' misconduct allegations

State Rep. Daniel Patterson on Tuesday denied, point-by-point, allegations of misconduct in a written response to an Ethics Committee investigation. That committee may take action Tuesday to recommend Patterson be expelled from the Legislature.... Read more»

Patterson: Ethics report false, an attempt to demonize him

Embattled state Rep. Daniel Patterson of Tucson denies offering to trade a vote for sex with a lobbyist, intimidating and harassing colleagues and staff and other explosive allegations in a report submitted this week to the House Ethics Committee.... Read more»

Citizen pulls plug on Three Sonorans blog

The progressive blog Three Sonorans is no longer to be found at the Tucson Citizen website. David Morales’ blog, which focused on left-wing politics and TUSD’s ethnic studies, was pulled because of a “reckless disregard for the truth,” the Citizen’s administrator said.... Read more»5

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Majority rules

The GOP majority in the House of Representatives is showing Rep. Daniel Patterson some love, selflessly rejecting Democratic calls for his ouster from the legislative body.... Read more»

Patterson 'suspending' campaign in wake of ethics charges

State Rep. Daniel Patterson, under fire from both parties after an ethics investigation, said Tuesday he’s suspending his re-election campaign and “likely will not run” to keep his House seat. He blasted his former Democratic colleagues as “slimy.”... Read more»

GOP blocks Patterson expulsion, Dems release more investigation docs

Republican legislators blocked the immediate expulsion of Democratic state Rep. Daniel Patterson on Tuesday, opting to pursue ethics hearings. House Democrats leaders released a series of exhibits in the case filed against the Tucson representative.... Read more»5

Report: Patterson should be expelled from House

House Ethics Committee investigators recommended Monday that state Rep. Daniel Patterson be expelled from the Legislature. A report said the Tucson Democrat verbally abuses his staff and colleagues, has threatened physical assault, and sought to trade sexual favors for votes.... Read more»

Daniel Patterson leaves Democratic Party

Embattled state Rep. Daniel Patterson announced via Twitter and Facebook on Monday morning that he’s leaving the Democratic Party. But the party has already essentially left him.... Read more»

Ex-girlfriend: Patterson didn't commit domestic violence

The ex-girlfriend of state Rep. Daniel Patterson said Sunday night that he “never hit or committed domestic violence against me.”... Read more»1

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