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Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.... Read more»1

Undocumented immigrants fear what Trump will do to 'sanctuary cities'

It’s not yet clear whether, or how, the Trump administration could make good on a promise to end "sanctuary cities." But the simple fact that he says he’ll try is enough to terrify many undocumented immigrants in Texas. ... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Sedgwick's surprise win may be exactly what TUSD needs

Overnight, the stars aligned to change Rachel Sedgwick from a political asterisk into the most powerful newly elected leader between Oro Valley and Nogales. Good thing the woman may match the moment. The bickering school board couldn't ask for more than a curious, empathetic, tough new member.... Read more»3

Most Pima provisional ballots validated; counting continues

Some 14,000 provisional ballots remained to be added to Pima County vote totals Friday, after they were verified and turned over to the Elections Department to be counted. About 85 percent of local provisional ballots were found to be valid after review by the County Recorder's Office.... Read more»

Exclusive: Central America to seek Mexico's support after Trump win

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have agreed to join forces and seek support from Mexico to forge a joint strategy in response to Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidency, El Salvador's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Minority advocates, Trump transition team hold closed-door meeting

Leaders of about 20 minority advocacy organizations met with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team in a closed-door meeting Wednesday in what advocates said they hope was one of many meetings to come.... Read more»

Democrats delay, as House GOP keeps leaders after historic elections

House Republicans capped a tumultuous campaign season by unanimously re-electing their leadership team Tuesday, while Democrats delayed their vote to give them time to figure out how to move forward following a disastrous election.... Read more»

2017 could bring a lot of talk about increasing sales taxes

Tucson and Pima County residents could see up to four proposals for sales-tax increases next year — to pay for for road repairs, police and fire equipment, preschool subsidies and property-tax cuts.... Read more»1

Still thousands of ballots left to tally in Pima County

Although they're unlikely to affect the outcome of any races, local election officials are still counting ballots: about 20,000 provisionals remain to be added to the totals in Pima County. In Maricopa County, about 45,000 remained.... Read more»

Scared by Trump, some migrants give up on American dream

For some poor Central Americans and Mexicans at travelers' shelters in the desert town of Nogales, Trump's threats to build a wall along the whole border and deport millions of illegal immigrants have led them to abandon their harrowing journeys and hopes of a better life in the north. ... Read more»

Hate crimes on rise — but gov't isn't keeping good track

There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone. ... Read more»

Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

Immigration lawyers in Arizona said they have been flooded with calls from anxious clients in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, but they are urging people to avoid rash decisions in the midst of uncertainty.... Read more»

Pima GOP chair Beard won't run again

Bill Beard, the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, announced Monday that he won't seek another term heading up the local branch of the GOP.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Trump: 'Gotcha'

Our nation just got Trumped in the worst possible way.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

5 reasons Arizona may finally start to swing

Democracy works best when elections aren't foregone conclusions. Republicans take Arizona for granted so national Democrats should start treating Arizona like Ohio. You laugh, but just you wait ... just you wait.... Read more»

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