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Pima Dems disavow CD 2 candidate Yuksel after dismissive reaction to rape claim

In an unprecedented move, Pima County Democrats voted to cut all ties with congressional candidate Yahya Yuksel in the wake of what many have called his "outrageous" reaction to the surfacing of a rape allegation from a decade ago.... Read more»

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12 Gen-X Republicans who will have some explaining to do some day soon

Now that it is clear that those who pushed Arizona's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage are on the wrong side of history, they all better start thinking up what lame excuses they are going to be making. Their grandchildren’s generation is sure to ask questions.... Read more»

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KOLD jumps the shark with 'psychic' report

The last few weeks have been tough on anyone who still believes that the media should have a serious role in the public dialogue in Tucson. As if to remove any doubt that things are in a downward spiral, KOLD decided to observe the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Isabel Celis with a “special report” with a Phoenix-area psychic giving “insights” into the as-yet unsolved case.... Read more»2

State Sen. Linda Lopez set to resign

Southern Arizona state Sen. Linda Lopez is set to resign from the Legislature next month, Democratic Party sources have confirmed. Lopez, first elected in 2000, moved up to the Arizona Senate in 2008. She resigned a leadership post in October, saying a new job with the Easter Seals Blake Foundation placed new demands on her time.... Read more»

Supes stock Patterson-replacement panel with Dems

The Pima County Board of Supervisors chose a five-person panel Monday to help choose a replacement for ex-state Rep. Daniel Patterson, who resigned last week to avoid being expelled from the Legislature.... Read more»