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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

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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»

Guest opinion

Durham: Why I voted to OK new tower on Palm Shadows site

Councilman Paul Durham: "Its height generated some controversy — is Tucson really ready for a 20-story tower at that intersection? But if Tucson is going to stop blading our beautiful Sonoran Desert while continuing to grow, we have simply got to increase density at appropriate locations."... Read more»

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Durham: Why I voted to OK 'Partners on 4th' development on Maloney's site

City Councilman Paul Durham: I want to be clear—we don't want development at any cost along the streetcar line and we only want quality development and increased density in the right places. I believe the Maloney's site is one of the few right places likely to be available. ... Read more»

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Durham: Why I voted to OK TEP's natural gas power plant upgrade

City Councilman Paul Durham: As you know, sustainable power generation, clean air and reducing our carbon footprint are high on my priority list. Since I took office, I've pushed the city to make our buildings more energy efficient and install more solar. So I questioned TEP pretty hardabout the RICE plant. Here's what I learned. ... Read more»

Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. ... Read more»

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Election '17: Yes to zoo, no to paying for it (most Tucson thing ever)

Props. 202 and 203 tell Tucsonans one of the frustrating things about ourselves. Yes, we want the zoo animals to have better digs and we approve of the plan. Go do it! No, we won't give you a red cent to pay for it. That may be the most Tucson thing, ever. ... Read more»1

Democrats sweep Tucson Council races, Strong Start losing 2-1

The trio of Democrats seeking election to the Tucson City Council were handily ahead in early returns, and the Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson measure was losing 2-1. Councilman Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres were reelected, and Paul Durham won a vacant seat. ... Read more»

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Reasons to vote, from left to right

Be it practice, vengeance, kindred spirits or standing up for our flag in the one way that matters, we've all got skin in the game of democracy. So what if the election isn't sexy? The whole political spectrum has cause to cast a ballot.... Read more»

Ballot mailing deadline past; turn in votes in person

Voters in Tucson, Oro Valley and several area school districts should drop their ballots off by hand if they didn't mail them by Wednesday. Three early voting sites are open through Monday, with polls open in OV and a handful open in Tucson on Tuesday.... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Tucson, school elections

Despite what you may have been told, the deadline to register to vote in next month's general election in Tucson, Oro Valley and several school districts is midnight on Tuesday. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Durham wins Ward 3 primary by double-digit margin

With all nearly all ballots tallied, Paul Durham had a solid lead in the three-way Ward 3 Democratic primary, up by double digits over Felicia Chew and Tom Tronsdale. Despite being unopposed in the primary, Ward 6's Steve Kozachik nearly racked up more votes alone than the Ward 3 trio combined.... Read more»

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Pet peeve rant: Candidates, please do your homework

Mail-in ballots will go out this week to Ward 3 Democrats and Ward 6 Greens. Here are some quick thoughts on the candidates, and some quick advice on anyone who thinks about running for office: Study up. Read the budget. Read the agendas. Ask questions. Understand the limitations of the office sought.... Read more»2

Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson primary election

The deadline to register to vote in next month's primary election in Tucson is midnight on Monday, July 31. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Margin of none: Council candidate Watson keeps ballot spot

Surviving a court challenge to his nominating petitions, independent City Council candidate Gary Watson will keep his name on the November ballot in Ward 3. While many of the signatures he filed were determined to be invalid, a judge found Watson ended up with 377 names on petitions — the minimum he needed to gather.... Read more»

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