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Pima JP Aboud censured for 'serious misconduct' in lifting quiz answers

Paula Aboud, elected last year as a justice of peace, has been censured by the state for violating judicial ethics during an orientation earlier this year. She had claimed that her taking and hiding the answer key to a quiz taken by new judges was "a prank."... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

In defense of Paula Aboud and maybe even 'cheating'

The more I closely I read the case against JP Paula Aboud – especially one of the charges against her — the more I think this whole thing has gone too far. The new justice of the peace faces sanctions over a "prank," but should she?... Read more»4

Pima County judge faces ethics charges for lifting test answers

Paula Aboud, elected last year as a justice of peace, faces charges that she violated judicial ethics during an orientation for new judges. She has claimed that her taking and hiding the answer key to a quiz taken by new judges was "a prank."... Read more»

Gay rights advocates march against SB 1062

Tucson gay rights groups marched Monday on Congress (Street) to protest SB 1062. ... Read more»2

Few Arizona politicians digging deep for presidential candidates

For those whose role can involve fundraising and who would seem to have more than a passing interest in the outcome of the presidential campaign, few of Arizona’s state and federal elected leaders had made personal campaign contributions to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama... Read more»

Aboud ends Congress race, endorses Barber

State Sen. Paula Aboud ended her run for Congress, and issued a statement Friday endorsing Ron Barber for the new CD 2 seat.... Read more»2

Dems: GOP bills attack Az women’s rights

Dozens of women joined Democratic state legislators Wednesday to denounce GOP bills on birth control and abortion they say pander to ultraconservatives.... Read more»

Az legislators want to water down voter intiatives

GOP legislators say voter initiatives limit their ability to appropriate funds from a tight budget and call the process an outright threat to a government.... Read more»

CD 2

Ron Barber to make Congress run in fall, too

Ron Barber, the ex-Gabrielle Giffords aide who's seeking to fill her seat in the upcoming special election, said Monday that he'll run for Congress again in the fall election in the Second Congressional District.... Read more»2

Aboud proposes work training program for jobless

Arizona can return more people to work by allowing firms to provide up to six weeks of training for those receiving unemployment assistance without having to add them to payrolls, a Tucson lawmaker contends.... Read more»

CD2

Farley announces bid for Congress

Democratic state legislator Steve Farley announced his bid for the newly created CD2 seat this fall. He joins state Rep. Matt Heinz and state Sen. Paula Aboud in the August primary to see who will take up the mantle of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Southeastern Arizona's new congressional district.... Read more»

Farley to enter fall CD2 race

State Rep. Steve Farley is set to announce that he's seeking the Democratic nomination in Congressional District 2. He will join state Rep. Matt Heinz and state Sen. Paula Aboud in the August primary to see who will take up the mantle of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»

Babeu outing pushes Az to top of states with gay candidates

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s weekend confirmation that he is gay makes him the fourth openly gay or bisexual candidate seeking a congressional seat in Arizona this year. (with video)... Read more»2

Analysis

Taking names & running numbers on the CD8 campaign

Here's a look at the envelopes and paper bags full of money from Christmases, ahem, elections, past and present; and what what it's cost to win a seat in the big House on the Hill, in the CD8 and CD2 elections.... Read more»3

State Rep. Matt Heinz jumps into race to fill Giffords' seat

While the Democrats continue to jockey behind the scenes to determine who should be given the nod to succeed the retired Gabrielle Giffords, one party member has stepped into the race: state Rep. Matt Heinz.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Flat-tax will hurt most Az taxpayers, Aboud says

We start things off with State Senator Paula Aboud and her upcoming flat-tax forums. Plus, former Corp. Commission chair Kris Mayes, and the co-authors of a book on Navajo artist Quincey Tahoma.... Read more»

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