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Sentinel editor interviews Huckelberry on Buckmaster

TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith joined Dan Shearer of the GV News in interviewing the Pima County administrator on the radio on Friday.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

The challenger: Mark Kelly launches new mission of political discovery

The odds Martha McSally will lose two Senate races in two years shortened bigly when Mark Kelly announced his challenge to her seat in a video — but her fate is in no way sealed.... Read more»1

Mark Kelly catapults into U.S. Senate race

Ending months of behind-the-scenes prep, Mark Kelly — former Navy pilot, astronaut and husband of ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — publicly announced his Senate campaign Tuesday.... Read more»1

Inaugural address

Ducey sworn in: Time Arizona became a 'jobs juggernaut'

"Today, I’m proud to say, those days are behind us. Arizona is open for business, government has gotten out of the way, the people are benefiting, and it’s going to stay that way." — full text of Gov. Ducey's second inaugural speech.... Read more»

First in Congress? Get in line, as more women, minorities head to Hill

When Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema is sworn in next week, she will be the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate – a distinction that barely stands out in a Congress filled with firsts.... Read more»

McSally appointed to McCain's Senate seat

Martha McSally will be a U.S. senator after all. The Republicans' losing candidate in November's election will be sent back to D.C. to the upper chamber, taking the seat formerly held by John McCain, and ever-so briefly by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

Kyl resigning from Senate on Dec. 31; Ducey to appoint again

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain in September, will leave office at the end of the year, and Gov. Ducey will again appoint a Republican to the Senate.... Read more»

Video & full text: Flake's farewell Senate speech

"As we in America – during this moment of political dysfunction and upheaval - contemplate the hard-won conventions and norms of democracy, we must continually remind ourselves that none of this is permanent, and that it must be fought for constantly." — U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake... Read more»

Kirk Adams resigns as Ducey staff chief, Senate speculation rampant

Kirk Adams, chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, will leave his post next month, and the announcement set off predictions that Ducey will appoint his longtime right hand man to the U.S. Senate seat now filled by Jon Kyl.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Words not bombs: Local GOP can get further playing on media's soft spot for answers

Republicans like Martha McSally and Lea Marquez Peterson need a refresher: Reporters will for damn sure always follow a good news tip, no matter where it leads. Trying to change the subject doesn't end questions. Answering them does. ... Read more»

Experts: Constituents should see smooth transition from McCain to Kyl

On the late Sen. McCain’s office website is a note asking constituents for patience as staffers deal with their cases in the wake of the senator’s death. But that was before Gov. Ducey appointed former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill his seat, a move that assures what experts said would likely be a “near-seamless” transition as far as constituents are concerned.... Read more»

Former senator Jon Kyl named as McCain's replacement

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl has been appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain, and will take office this week — but perhaps only for a short time.... Read more»

For Tucson native, even small role in McCain rites is ‘humbling’

It was a “humbling” experience when Army 1st Sgt. John Carrigg served as non-commissioned officer in charge of the military detail that received McCain’s casket when it arrived Thursday night at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Graham, other senators recall facets of friend, colleague McCain

As senators delivered glowing tributes to the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham reminded them of another side of his friend: Every one of them had “had their head ripped off time by him at some point in time.”... Read more»

Joe Biden, McCain children, Larry Fitzgerald to speak at senator’s Az memorial

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who years ago reached across the political aisle to become a longtime colleague and friend to Sen. John McCain, will speak Thursday at the senator’s Arizona memorial service.... Read more»

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