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What the Devil won't tell you

Appoint, don't anoint: Let the voters grant incumbency on McCain's next successor

Gov. Doug Ducey should remember the power of incumbency should be earned, not awarded, But is the right to fill out late Sen. John McCain's term really a prize?... Read more»

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Kyl resigning from Senate on Dec. 31; Ducey to appoint again

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate.... Read more»

Ducey to ask for $30 million for drought contingency plan

Negotiations on a drought plan for Arizona took a step forward Thursday when the head of the state water department said Gov. Doug Ducey will ask for $30 million in his upcoming budget proposal to help make the Drought Contingency Plan a reality.... Read more»

Flags ordered to half staff after killing of U.S. marshal in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White in Tucson on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags across the state to be flown at half mast. ... Read more»

Trailblazing lawmaker Ed Pastor remembered as tireless advocate, 'legend'

Ed Pastor, a longtime Arizona lawmaker who was the first Hispanic from the state elected to Congress, died of a heart attack Tuesday in Phoenix, his family said. He was 75.... Read more»

Scarpinato tapped as Ducey's new chief of staff

Daniel Scarpinato, a Tucson native and former Arizona Daily Star reporter, will take over as Gov. Doug Ducey's top advisor.... Read more»

Kirk Adams resigns as Ducey staff chief, Senate speculation rampant

Kirk Adams, chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, will leave his post next month, and the announcement set off predictions that Ducey will appoint his longtime right hand man to the U.S. Senate seat now filled by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

Ducey: Pause in appreciation at Thanksgiving table

This week, as Arizonans gather and reconnect with family and friends to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, and later the leftovers, as we cheer for our favorite football teams and dust off the Christmas decorations — we're reminded of the many blessings God has provided us with. ... Read more»

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On guard: Watch out for conspiracy theories morphing into voter suppression moves

Voters need to be on guard in 2019 for the Legislature confusing contentiousness in this election with fantasies of conspiracies, and enacting laws to artificially maintain their power through voter suppression. ... Read more»

DuVal returning to Board of Regents; appointed by former foe Ducey

Fred DuVal, a former regent who ran against Doug Ducey in the 2014 gubernatorial election, has been appointed by his ex-rival to the body that oversees Arizona's public university system.... Read more»

Ducey boots Arizona Parks chief Sue Black; 3 other dep't heads out

Four directors of Arizona state government departments are leaving, with a pair out effective immediately: State Parks & Trails head Sue Black, who had been on administrative leave, and State Forester Jeff Whitney.... Read more»

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Orange Crush: Trump broke McSally, GOP's stranglehold on Arizona

It’s fine, Martha. You didn’t lose. Donald J. Trump beat you. He beat Lea Marquez Peterson's bid to replace you. He looks like he's electing Democrats Katie Hobbs, Sandra Taylor and Kathy Hoffman to statewide office.... Read more»1

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Revenge of the Greens: Sinema's petard & other takeaways from Tuesday's voting

Pima County's election night played as expected, Arizona had a surprise for Sinema and something strange is happening in Phoenix: What I learned in the 2018 midterms.... Read more»3

Voters reject Prop. 305 school voucher measure

Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters. The measure was failing by a 2-1 margin Tuesday night.... Read more»

Doug Ducey wins 2nd term as Arizona governor

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey will return for a second term in office, defeating Democratic challenger David Garcia by a large margin.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Why Arizona's $1.1B mass incarceration crisis should matter more to Garcia, Ducey

How are candidates Doug Ducey and David Garcia proposing to satisfy more than 80 percent of voters who support criminal justice reform? Arizonans want formerly incarcerated people to have easier access to jobs and housing. They want lawmakers to address unjust racial disparities within the system, hold police accountable in cases of misconduct, decriminalize addiction, and send fewer people to prison.... Read more»

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