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Would you buy a wall from this man?, plus: Pima Dems dither on putting house in order

You can't fence Steve Bannon in, plus: an account of leaks over at Pima Dems HQ, local cop schooled by a little girl & more actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson.... Read more»

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Dorman adds name to Democratic mayoral primary list

After several months of dipping her toe in the water, developer Randi Dorman has jumped into the Democratic primary race as Tucson looks to choose a new mayor in 2019.... Read more»

'Enough is enough’: Arizona considers cellphone ban for drivers weeks after officer’s death

An officer's death and new legislative leadership could mean Arizona motorists will be banned from texting while driving after multiple bills have failed in past sessions.... Read more»

Randi Dorman, developer, staking out bid in Democratic mayoral primary

She's still playing it mum in public, but developer Randi Dorman is making moves to join the race for Tucson mayor — talking to prospective campaign staffers as well as potential donors.... Read more»2

Adman Ed Ackerley running for Tucson mayor

Ed Ackerley, owner of a local advertising firm, said Friday that he's running for mayor as an independent.... 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»

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

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»

Farley, officials call for closure of Phoenix child detention facility

Following an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting, officials in Arizona are calling for the closure of a Phoenix office building used by a government contractor to hold immigrant children.... Read more»

What is Arizona doing about gun control?

Last week’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., put the national debate about gun control back into the spotlight. But at least one Arizona lawmaker remained skeptical much would change in Arizona.... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... 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»

After near-fatal collision, former Tucson-area firefighter is devoted to bike safety

Brendan Lyons ended up in the hospital after two bicycle crashes caused by distracted drivers — one of which fractured vertebrae and gave him a traumatic brain injury. Now, he runs a chapter of Look! Save a Life, a nonprofit that promotes biking safety and awareness among those behind the wheel.... Read more»3

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