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A screenshot of the Pima Dems website.

Judging from the recent party reorganization meeting, it appears that inclusivity be damned when it comes to the leadership of the Pima County Democratic Party. Read more»

"I wish I could tell Jim Kolbe how much he meant to me, how much he helped me, and how I will always hold dear that incredible period in Arizona and American political history. I think Jim knew what he meant to all of us." — Scott Kirtley Read more»

"While homelessness itself is not a crime, those living on the streets are causing much of the vandalism, theft, drug dealing and use, public indecency, physical attacks, and other illicit and illegal behaviors." — Supervisor Steve Christy Read more»

Mayor Romero delivering her 'State of the City' speech on Thursday evening.

"Working together, we will achieve the just, equitable future we envision, where every single Tucsonan can live their best lives in our beautiful, thriving, resilient city." — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero Read more»

Free water was destined to run out eventually. Facing this problem in the West will be difficult, considering that politics and culture have worked in tandem for so long to keep 'government' out of government-subsidized water.

Subsidized water cultivated the West, but to accommodate growth without limits as the population boomed, this required becoming increasingly profligate with the region’s scarcest resource. Read more»

Our Disability Pride Day is scheduled to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of People With a Disability on Dec. 3, which was first proclaimed in 1992. It was started to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. — Councilman Paul Cunningham Read more»

The Cholla Power Plant, near Joseph City, Ariz., in 2010.

Once in a decade, as stated by the Clean Air Act, each state is required to assess airshed pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. This regional haze planning process is a rare and vital chance to clean up the air for Arizonans while lowering our state’s emissions that worsen climate change. — Catalina Ross, Sierra Club Read more»

President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jackie and the Connallys ride in the presidential limousine seconds before the assassination.

On Nov. 22, 1963 I was just couple of months in my freshman year at the University of Arizona. I hung out with about 10 or 12 kids at “our” table in the Student Union. I was sipping on a Coke when Janie came in. Janie was upset. She said that Kennedy had been shot. We didn’t believe her. She repeated the story, begged us to believe her and began to cry. Then we realized what she was saying was true. Read more»

"Right now we have the opportunity to provide access to in-state tuition to thousands of youth in Arizona. We have the opportunity to provide the hope I didn't have many times. This year Prop. 308 is on the ballot and it would provide access to in-state tuition for all Arizona high school graduates who have lived in Arizona for more than two years." — Dario Andrade Mendoza Read more»

Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters at an August campaign event at the University of Arizona.

"Who will Arizona voters support: Mark Kelly - whose life reflects the values by which he and the late Sen. John McCain lived their lives - or a Silicon Valley-financed newcomer to politics like Blake Masters?" — Michael G. Mathis, Rear Admiral, USN (ret) Read more»

Engel on the evening of the August primary election.

"I’m voting for Kirsten Engel in Arizona’s 6th Congressional District to ensure that a vibrant Arizona is ready to face the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead." — Rita Ranch resident Albert Lucero Read more»

"For the first time in memory, as a lifelong Republican, I cannot vote for or endorse any of the federal or state candidates in Arizona my party put on the ballot this election." — Dick Walden Read more»

Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem speaking with attendees at rally for Donald Trump in Florence on Jan. 15, 2022.

"Can you imagine what would happen if the overseer of Arizona's election just threw out your vote? Our country, democracy would be rocked to its core. And yet, that's exactly what election denier and conspiracy theorist Mark Finchem is saying he would do." — Michael G. Mathis, Rear Admiral, USN (ret) Read more»

"In recent weeks, instead of working with employees to solve the dysfunction, college leadership has attacked the motives and characters of current faculty representatives. We rise to defend our colleagues against these baseless attacks." — 18 former PCC faculty and staff members Read more»

The partisan control of election administration in the states now serves to erode public trust and intensify partisan gamesmanship, which in turn further erodes public trust.

U.S. elections long relied on the two-party system of political checks and balances to ensure the legitimacy of results - but now, the public’s mistrust of elections is combining with changes to election law and a major shift away from party affiliation to endanger the integrity of elections. Read more»

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