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Marquez Peterson wins GOP nod, Kirkpatrick wins CD2 Dem primary

One of the quietest races in Southern Arizona has turned out to be one of the closest, with Lea Marquez Peterson eking out a narrow lead over Brandon Martin in the CD 2 Republican primary. Among Democrats, Ann Kirkpatrick won the CD 2 race by more than 10 points.... Read more»

Ducey and Garcia set for governor’s race in November

The Associated Press called the race for Ducey shortly after results began coming in to the Secretary of State’s Office.The AP also called the race for Garcia over state Sen. Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer, CEO of the YWCA.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

The right stance? Farley, Garcia swing at air in Dem primary

I wrote last year that Gov. Ducey could be vulnerable to a Democrat if the 2018 election turned into a referendum on Donald Trump. I keep forgetting that the Democrats themselves have a say in the matter.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Fryer: Time to reject dangerous lie about 'border security'

During three televised gubernatorial debates, I was grilled by the moderators about my position on "border security." I told them that, although my opponents were perfectly happy to answer, I reject this line of questioning. This is why.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Despite her history of helping Dems, party walks away from Kelly Fryer's gov run

A conservative activist takes a look at Kelly Fryer's run for governor.... Read more»

Tucsonan Fryer makes 3rd Dem running for Az governor

Another Democrat has jumped into the gubernatorial primary: Local YWCA head Kelly Fryer is joining Tucson legislator Steve Farley and ASU professor David Garcia, who lost a 2014 race for state schools superintendent.... Read more»

Ortega tapped as new Tucson city manager

A Southern Arizona native, Michael Ortega, was named as the next Tucson city manager. The current Cochise County administrator is expected to start in June, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said Friday. ... Read more»1

Council puts off manager pick, tipsters say deal in works

Hours of discussion, in public and behind closed doors, led to no final decision Wednesday on who will be Tucson's next city manager. A citizens committee interviewed the two finalists but wasn't overly impressed with either, and the City Council met in private, emerging to instruct the city attorney to "proceed as directed in executive session."... Read more»2

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Antentori concedes that Medicaid initative drive may fall short

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Middle East expert Stephen Zunes, YWCA's Kelly Fryer, former state Sen. Frank Antenori and activist Christine Bauserman on the possibility they'll fall short of signatures needed to force a referendum on Medicaid expansion.... Read more»