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Friday is deadline to request early ballot

The deadline to request an early ballot for the Nov. 4 general election is 5 p.m. on Friday.... Read more»

Uninsured still know little about Obamacare as 2nd enrollment nears

Most of the uninsured know little about the online insurance marketplaces, or that financial help is available for those with low incomes. Almost nine of 10 uninsured Americans – the group most likely to benefit — don’t know that the law’s second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to a poll released Tuesday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

When candidates decline to participate

Debates have become institutionalized as part of the political process. It is disheartening when candidates do not participate in debates. Who loses out? The voter.... Read more»1

Analysis

Behind voter ID, federal pre-clearance

Woven into the recent federal ruling that found the state’s voter photo ID law unconstitutional is a bigger question for Texas lawmakers — whether the state should have to seek federal permission when it changes election and voting laws.... Read more»

Supreme Court: Texas can enforce voter ID law

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion Saturday morning removing the last traces of uncertainty over whether voter ID can be enforced in the upcoming elections.... Read more»

Prop 122 aims to allow state to reject certain federal laws, rules

Proposition 122 would amend the state Constitution to say that Arizona may exercise its “sovereign authority” to restrict the use of its money and personnel to purposes consistent with its Constitution. It’s the second straight election with sovereignty on the ballot.... Read more»

Voters deciding whether Az lawmakers get first raise since 1998

Proposition 304 has Arizona voters deciding whether to increase state lawmakers’ salaries from $24,000 a year to $35,000. It would be the first raise for state lawmakers since voters approved one in 1998, the only time a raise has been approved.... Read more»

Court overturns law denying bail to immigrant felony suspects

The divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the voter-approved ban on bail violates suspects’ due-process rights. But one of the dissenting judges said that throwing out a law overwhelmingly approved by state voters “leaves Arizona nowhere to turn.”... Read more»

Gun groups locked and loaded for Nov. 4

Less than a month until the election? Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Both the National Rifle Association and Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, have said they will unleash a fusillade of ads supporting and attacking candidates in some of the tightest contests in the country.... Read more»1

PCC holding public forum with Governing Board candidates Tuesday

The two candidates for the District 1 seat on the Pima Community College Governing Board will meet with the public Tuesday in an evening forum.... Read more»

Ducey, DuVal differ on driver's licenses for Dreamers

The two main candidates for governor agree on a few things when it comes to immigration, such as saying the federal government hasn’t done enough to deal with border-area crime, but they differ when it comes to issuing driver’s licenses to deferred-action recipients. ... Read more»

Federal judge: Texas voter ID law unconstitutional

Less than two weeks before the start of early voting, a federal judge ruled Texas’s photo voter ID law unconstitutional late Thursday and ordered state officials to drop the new requirements.... Read more»

Another McSally ad lacked military disclaimer

GOP congressional candidate Martha McSally has pulled down a Spanish-language campaign ad after TucsonSentinel.com questioned why it lacked a disclaimer required by Defense Department regulations that cover election activity by retired members of the military. The ad was later reposted online with the disclaimer.... Read more»3

Adelita Grijalva campaign report shows over-the-limit donation

A campaign contribution reported by TUSD candidate Adelita Grijalva is more than $1,000 over the legal limit of $2,500. Grijalva, seeking her fourth term on the Governing Board, filed a finance report on Sept. 25 showing that she accepted a $3,549 in-kind donation of the use of a venue for a fundraiser. She said Monday that she’ll submit a revised report, calling the figure a “typo.”... Read more»

Midnight Monday is voter registration deadline

If you want to have your say in the November election, make sure you’re on the voter rolls by midnight on Monday.... Read more»

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