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The Pima County Recorder’s Office mailed 615,000 voter ID cards to voters in May knowing many had outdated information and would need to be reprinted and resent, a decision it defends but one that will likely cost thousands of dollars in additional expenses. Read more»

Michael G. Scaramella

Green Valley real estate agent Michael Scaramella was sentenced to 30 days of home detention for continuing to menace Justice of the Peace Ray Carroll, despite a court order to stay away from the former county supervisor. Read more»

Southern Arizona residents not yet in the habit of adding a 520 when making local phone calls have just 10 days to make the change. Starting Oct. 24, 10-digit dialing will be required, to allow for system changes for the new 988 suicide hotline. Read more»

Keith Bee

Former Pima County Justice of the Peace Keith Bee has pleaded guilty to one felony count of filing a false income tax return and must pay $343,000 in restitution and faces up to 10 months in prison. Read more»

On April 24, you’ll need to start a new habit: Dial 10 digits when making a local phone call in the 520 area code. It will be mandatory in October. Here’s what you need to know. Read more»

Huckelberry at a meeting of a task force reviewing guidelines for restaurants in April.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, whose contract expires Tuesday, is asking for four more years and a raise. Read more» 3

Keith Bee

A Pima County justice of the peace indicted in 2018 on three counts of filing false tax returns might not face trial until at least September. Read more»

County Administrator Huckelberry at a committee meeting earlier this month.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a final version of regulations aimed at restaurants reopening but not without a warning from one member who said they are ignoring "the 500-pound gorilla in the room." Read more»

Erik Dahl

Sahuarita Town Councilman Erik Dahl resigned Wednesday, two days after he said he became aware of an Arizona statute that bars him from holding public office as a state employee. He also has withdrawn his name from the 2020 ballot. Read more»

Stacked chairs send a message at the Starbucks inside Fry's in Sahuarita on Tuesday — no seating.

Sahuarita Mayor Tom Murphy on Tuesday issued a proclamation declaring an emergency that he said would put the community in a better position should relief money come available. Read more»

Kolbe in 2017.

Jim Kolbe, a Republican who represented Southern Arizona in Congress for 22 years, confirmed Friday that he left the GOP — in 2018. Read more» 1

Crews harvest at Green Valley Pecan in December.

Shaky international markets, soaring tariffs and bad weather back East have left their mark on Sahuarita, all playing a role in the cancellation of the Pecan Festival. FICO, which owns 7,000 acres of pecan trees in Green Valley and Sahuarita, announced Friday that this year's festival is off. Read more»

An engineer gives a tour at the Rosemont Mine site in 2013.

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process. Read more»

This photo from the Amtrak crash in Crozet, Va., shows the garbage truck in two pieces.

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said Wednesday's crash of an Amtrak train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat was "an awful tragedy for the victims, for the families." One person died and another is fighting for his life after the crash in Virginia. Read more»

President Trump delivers Tuesday night's State of the Union message.

President Trump's call for Congress to pass a bill to drive $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending has Rep. Martha McSally looking toward the border. Read more»

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