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Jones, Babeu to talk border security in SaddleBrooke

Christine Jones, a candidate for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will hold a border security town hall in SaddleBrooke on Monday night.... Read more»

GOP's Jones on border: Troops, sensors, fences needed

Joined by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, GOP candidate for governor Christine Jones promoted her border security plan Thursday night in Tucson. Her proposal includes deploying 1,200 Arizona National Guard troops along the border, an infusion of surveillance technology including ground-based sensors, and building more border fencing.... Read more»1

Oro Valley candidates debate police budget, economy

Oro Valley mayoral and Town Council candidates faced off Wednesday at the Oro Valley Public Library in a debate before the Aug. 26 primary. Candidates in the nonpartisan election addressed political discord in the town, the OV Police Department budget, and the local economy.... Read more»

Obama, Texas gov discuss solutions to immigration crisis

During a meeting Wednesday, President Obama urged Gov. Rick Perry to support his call for more funds for border resources. Perry urged the president to address policies he says have made Texas a magnet for illegal activity.... Read more»

Jones, Babeu to hold border security town hall

Christine Jones, a candidate for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will hold a border security town hall in Tucson on Thursday night.... Read more»

Jones: Obama joins cartels, conducting 'coyote' operation

Republican candidate for governor Christine Jones attacked President Obama on Monday, accusing him of conducting “the biggest ‘coyote’ operation in history” and blaming the administration for the influx of illegal immigrants. Jones said a PR campaign to deter young immigrants from Central America is a waste of money.... Read more»1

McSally: GOP debates slated for SV, GV

Two Republican congressional primary debates will be held later this month in Sierra Vista and Green Valley, presumed frontrunner Martha McSally said Monday morning. The announcement follows the cancellation of a debate promoted by a right-wing group after the three-time candidate declined to participate.... Read more»

GOP group cancels CD2 debate, McSally says others being scheduled

A Republican group has called off a CD2 congressional debate, pointing a finger at Martha McSally for declining to participate. The three-time GOP candidate said other debates will be announced this week.... Read more»

Obama and executive overreach

The issue of executive overreach from President Obama was debated on “Fox News Sunday,” but on two issues, the rhetoric outpaced the facts.... Read more»

Az nears top in nation for elected women, again

Arizona has the third-highest percentage of women in its legislature, at 34 percent, trailing Colorado and Vermont, according to data from Rutgers’ Center for American Women and Politics.... Read more»

Melvin backing Ducey in Az gov primary

Two weeks after his campaign melted down, state Sen. Al Melvin announced that he’s supporting state Treasurer Doug Ducey in the Republican gubernatorial primary.... Read more»

Guest opinion

The Arizona We Want: 3 ways citizens can make a difference

Lattie Coor: Based upon the Gallup Arizona Poll, The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action identifies eight citizen goals and provides a roadmap for achieving them. I urge all of us to take advantage of this very clear picture of what Arizonans want for the future by focusing the upcoming election on these goals.... Read more»

Melvin exits gov's race, citing troubles qualifying for Clean Elections

GOP gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin is dropping out of the race, he announced Monday. The self-described Tea Party candidate said he did not expect to collect enough qualifying contributions quickly enough to receive public funding for his campaign before early voting begins July 31.... Read more»1

LD3 Senate candidates debate Tuesday

Democratic candidates for the state Senate from the West Side will debate Tuesday night at Pima Community College’s West Campus. Running for the district’s Senate seat are incumbent Olivia Cajero Bedford and challenger Salomon Baldenegro.... Read more»

Polak ends CD3 write-in run after 'minor heart attack'

Republican Mike Polak pulled out of the primary race in CD3 on Friday, telling supporters that he had a “minor heart attack” the day before. Polak, who’s come up short in City Council and Sunnyside Governing Board races, signaled that he’s not yet done with politics.... Read more»1

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