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Tucson group cultivating civility at state capitols

More than 200 state legislators have participated in workshops aimed at improving civil discourse and building bipartisan trust.... Read more»1

Rothschild files reelection petitions; still no GOP candidate

On the first day he was allowed to, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild filed petitions to secure a spot on the ballot. He submitted the maximum number of signatures allowed, as well as raising as much as possible under the city's public election financing program. No Republican has yet filed to run, but party chairman Bill Beard said Monday that "I am still planning on fielding a mayoral candidate."... Read more»2

SciCheck

Factcheck: Is marijuana really a 'gateway drug'?

Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.... Read more»2

Factchecking Clinton on domestic violence laws

Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said “more than half the nations in the world” have no laws on domestic violence. That’s wrong. The United Nations reports that 125 countries — two-thirds of all nations — had such laws on the books as of April 2011.... Read more»

McSally exaggerates campaign fundraising haul

Despite raking in the most campaign cash among Arizona's congressional delegation thus far this year, Rep. Martha McSally recently overstated her fundraising by about $36,000. She touted having pulled in $640,000, but a chunk of that take was actually a refund paid back to the campaign by a D.C. ad agency.... Read more»2

FactCheck

Gender pay gap in Clinton’s Senate office?

The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.... Read more»

Activists file initiative to legalize recreational pot in Az

Supporters have until June 2016 to gather the 150,000-plus signatures needed to get the proposed Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act on the ballot. It would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. ... Read more»2

Effort to recall Douglas seeks to turn Facebook likes into political power

Can a grass-roots effort become a political movement that succeeds in bringing about a recall election for a holder of statewide office? That hasn’t happened since 1988, when Arizona voters filed enough signatures to trigger a recall election for Gov. Evan Mecham, who was impeached before the election could be held.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP Council slate looks like the real deal

After five years of half starts and fits, the Republicans have put together a field of Tucson City Council candidates that could give Democrats fits all their own.... Read more»4

FactChecking Marco Rubio

FactCheck: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has joined what promises to be a crowded field of Republican candidates for president. Rubio informed his top donors of his decision on April 13. ... Read more»

Kozachik says he won't run in CD 2

Scratch one name of the list of potential Democratic candidates in Arizona's CD 2: Councilman Steve Kozachik said Tuesday he won't seek to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha McSally.... Read more»

FactChecking Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has announced she will run for president in the 2016 race. Here’s a look back at some of the claims from Clinton that we’ve fact-checked over the years.... Read more»1

Barber: Not running again, cites family

Just months after losing his congressional seat by just 167 votes, Ron Barber has decided that he won't run for Congress again, saying that although he "enjoyed the job immensely," he was forced to miss "precious time" with his grandchildren.... Read more»3

McCain’s announcement kicks off what is likely to be costly, fierce race

When U.S. Sen. John McCain announced his intention this week to run for election to a sixth term in 2016, he said he was ready for a fight from any challengers who might want to take him on. He may well get one. Political analysts say McCain will almost surely face an expensive campaign with challengers likely from both the left and the right.... Read more»2

APS holding co. was largest donor to 2014 federal campaigns in Arizona

Pinnacle West Capital and its employees were the largest non-party contributors to federal candidates in Arizona in the last election cycle, giving $187,783 to House and Senate candidates in the 2014 midterm election cycle.... Read more»

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