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'Devilish' Sentinel scribe Morlock named Az's top community columnist

TucsonSentinel.com's Blake Morlock, author of the "What the Devil won't tell you" columns that analyze local public affairs, was named as the winner of the Community Column Writing award by the Arizona Press Club.... Read more»

Memorial for political commentator Franzi set for Monday

A memorial service for outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," will be held Monday evening. The journalist and political activist died last month at 78.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Look out afterworld, Emil Franzi is advancing right at you

It's all too easy to praise the dead, and Emil slipped the mortal coil having a bone to pick with the hereafter. I'm just going to appreciate the individual thing that was him. I can't vouch for all his deeds or the full depth of his character but I can vouch that he was one of the great characters in turn of the century Tucson.... Read more»1

Obituary

Emil Franzi: Local political legend dies at 78

Outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," died Wednesday. His frame had been weathered by cancer, but the curmudgeonly political operative, columnist and talk show host kept his opinions flowing strong. "You might not agree with him, but you had to listen," said radio talker John C. Scott.... Read more»5

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: 24th Annual All Souls Procession this Sunday

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, talk show host Emil Franzi, Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, and Inside Tucson Business Editor Mark B. Evans... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: House Speaker Tobin calls for firefighter benefits

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering newsman Jeff Smith

Remembering oft-fired and always admired reporter and columnist Jeff Smith, who wrote at various times for the Tucson Citizen (twice), Tucson Weekly, Daily Star and New Times. The legendary newsman died this week at 67.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Az Supreme Court refuses Clean Elections case

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, interim Clean Elections head Daniel Ruiz, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder, commentator Emil Franzi, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Good News Communications GM Doug Martin.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: The future of rail between Tucson and Phoenix

Developer Richard Studwell, Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, state Sen. Steve Farley, talk show host Emil Franzi, and Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Don Jorgensen... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Steve Pierce on Senate passage of Medicaid expansion

Interviews with state Sen. Steve Pierce, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Steve Lynn of the SALC on the PCC Board, and talk show host Emil Franzi.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Is Legislature closer to approving Medicaid expansion?

Interviews with Emil Franzi of the Southern Arizona News Examiner, Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik, LD9 Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and LD9 Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: 2012 election analysis

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: LaWall, Cox and Napier interviewed

An interview with Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall, the incumbent Democrat, along with Dustin Cox, a Democratic candidate for state Houe in LD9, talk show host Emil Franzi, and Mark Napier, a Republican candidate for Pima County sheriff.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: The dirty business of politics, Part II

Interviews with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik and Pima County Superintendent of Schools Linda Arzoumanian, plus radio host Emil Franzi.... Read more»

Republican primary

More agreement than definition at GOP CD8 debate

Tucson radio personality Jon Justice was joking when he referred to Arizona's CD8 Republican candidates as "SittenoriMcJesse," but Thursday night's debate at Sabino High School was more of a tacit agreement session with a side of lowbrow humor than a debate.... Read more»3