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Candidate commentary

Moran: Equal justice in today's courts

Everyone has been shocked and appalled by the recent events in Dallas, St. Paul, Ferguson and in countless other cities in the United States. These events have highlighted an increasing sense that our criminal justice system is flawed and has heightened interest in the practices of law enforcement and courts across the nation. I want to share with you my ideas of what equal justice means in the current landscape of our country and our community. ... Read more»

Analysis

Battle over the ballot box: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression

There is a battle for the ballot box that’s being fought in the nation’s courtrooms: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression. So far, “voter fraud” is losing the war, with little to no evidence being presented to justify harsh preemptive or preventive measures.... Read more»

Primary voting begins: 260k early ballots mailed

Arizona's primary election isn't until Aug. 30, but voting has already begun. More than 260,000 early ballots were mailed Wednesday, and voting sites will be open until Election Day.... Read more»

From the editor

Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here's what we're looking for, and what we're not.... Read more»2

Factchecking Trump’s faulty 'rigged' reasoning

Donald Trump said he’s worried about a “rigged” general election, citing “precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican” in 2012. Voting experts said such outcomes in certain urban districts were entirely plausible given the demographics.... Read more»

VP nominee Mike Pence stumps for Trump in Tucson

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, renew the economy and deal with "Islamic terrorism" during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Tucson on Tuesday afternoon. ... Read more»

Trump misfires on debate claim

Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games in order to limit viewership. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates long before either Trump or Clinton secured their parties’ presidential nominations, and before the National Football League even announced its 2016 schedule. ... Read more»

Clinton narrowly leads Trump in Arizona poll

A post-convention poll released Tuesday shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with a three-point lead over Republican Donald Trump among Arizona voters, despite the GOP's usual statewide edge.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on torture

Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from recalling information.... Read more»

Meluskey exits Senate race

With poll numbers sitting inside the margin of error, Alex Meluskey has ducked out of the GOP's U.S. Senate primary race. He was among the Republicans challenging longtime Sen. John McCain, but the talk radio host's campaign failed to get any traction.... Read more»

McCain slams Trump over attack on dead Muslim soldier's parents

Decorated war veteran and U.S. Senator John McCain denounced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday for his attack on the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army officer killed in the Iraq war. ... Read more»1

Monday deadline to register to vote in August primary

The deadline to register to vote in the August primary election is midnight on Monday, Aug. 1. You can register online at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Trump running mate Pence to make Tucson stop Tuesday

Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for vice president, will make a Tucson campaign stop on Tuesday in support of GOP standard bearer Donald Trump. What's being billed as a "town hall" will be held at the Fox Tucson Theatre.... Read more»

Gallego gets high marks for speech, convention leadership from delegates

Gallego was one of two Arizonans who addressed the convention Wednesday night, along with former Rep. Gabby Giffords. But it’s not just his speech that’s been garnering attention for Gallego, who got high marks from convention-goers for his leadership of the state’s delegation.... Read more»

Cheers, tears from Az delegation as Clinton gives historic acceptance speech

Tucson resident Joseline Mata, a Hillary Clinton delegate from the beginning, was crying in the stands of the Democratic National Convention Thursday as Clinton accepted the party’s nomination, the first woman in history to do so.... Read more»

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