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Cunningham: I-11 is a boondoggle that doesn't benefit Tucson

The proposed Interstate 11 west of Tucson is a boondoggle that doesn't benefit our city and doesn't benefit our neighbors in Pima County (unless you happen to be a real estate speculator).... Read more»4

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Cunningham holding Ward 2 town hall on Wednesday

A Ward 2 town hall hosted by Councilman Paul Cunningham on Wednesday will include Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega and other officials.... Read more»

No Republicans running for Tucson mayor after filing deadline

Democrats are jockeying for primary support in Tucson's city elections, but no Republican mayoral candidate managed to gather nominating signatures to make the ballot, with Wednesday's filing deadline having passed.... Read more»

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Cunningham: East Side crime cut in half

After hitting a peak in July 2018, Part One crimes (including murder, assault, robbery and burglary) have decreased by over 50 percent. Operations Division East had 74 burglaries last March, while this year, we only had 35 reported. Grand theft auto also declined during that period. ... Read more»

Cunningham seeks re-election; other Council candidates file for primary

With two open seats and a handful of Democrats and a single Republican filing so far for this year's City Council elections, there is yet to be a competitive primary race — although that's likely to change in West Side's Ward 1.... Read more»

Steve Farley announces run for Tucson mayor

After weeks of public discussion, former state legislator Steve Farley said Thursday morning that he will join in the Democratic primary for Tucson mayor.... Read more»1

Regina Romero running for Tucson mayor

The first of what may be a slew of candidates for Tucson mayor has announced she's running: Regina Romero will not seek re-election to her West Side seat on the City Council, and will instead seek the Democratic nomination for the city's top post.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Past is prologue: What we already can tell about the year ahead

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. ... Read more»

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Cunningham: Initiative intimidation rips heart out of Arizonans' right to pass our own laws

This week, we heard the news that two citizen initiatives will not be on the state ballot. Whatever your thoughts on these particular proposals, we will be denied a discussion and the right to vote for or against them. ... Read more»

El Chisme: How could you let this happen?

As early ballots go out, some candidates seem to be fumbling in a panic. Plus, accurate quotations aren't child's play; KVOA's new motto: More than 2 weeks late, less than half the story; Cunninghams poised to sting Bee; & more actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson.... Read more»

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Cunningham: More clinics needed to combat opioid addiction; oversight needed

The state Department of Health Services estimates that we had nearly 8,600 cases of opiod overdose in the last year, and that 1,382 Arizonans died due to opiod abuse. Many folks that want to get off of opiods here in Arizona cannot find programs. ... Read more»

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Cunningham: Pumping Tucson water an expensive, uphill process

Tucson Water rates will be going up. You need to be told why. The simple answer is, we live in a desert and we don't have much water. Getting water from the Colorado River — 334 miles away, downhill — is expensive. In a sense, you aren't paying for water so much as the power and infrastructure it takes to get it to your house.... Read more»

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Cunningham: New police cars on the prowl in Tucson

Councilman Paul Cunningham: The next time you see a police cruiser or a fire vehicle, you might see a decal that says "Tucson Delivers." That means it was purchased with the half-cent sales tax that you voted for last year. ... Read more»

Tucsonan Bauserman ousted from Trump admin for 'birther,' anti-Muslim posts

A series of conspiracy posts, along with reported anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments, have cost a Tucson political activist her job in the Trump administration. Christine Bauserman resigned from the Interior Department on Wednesday, with officials saying her posts were "inappropriate and unacceptable."... Read more»

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Cunningham: Texting while driving will now get you pulled over

At this week's mayor and City Council meeting, my colleagues and I voted to make texting while driving a primary offense. Six months ago, a new ordinance came into effect making it a secondary offense, meaning that you could only be cited if there was an accident or another violation. ... Read more»

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Cunningham: You can be Nazi or you can be American. You can't be both

From Councilman Paul Cunningham: "You can be Nazi or you can be American. You can't be both. The endorsement of any form or portion of Nazi ideologies is a betrayal of American values. As Americans, we have the responsibility of being aware who we stand shoulder to shoulder with."... Read more»2

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