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Democratic CD8 candidate Ron Barber speaks to about 30 people at a retirement home in Tucson's Northwest Side on Thursday.

Ron Barber, the Democratic candidate in the CD8 special election, spooled up his campaign on Thursday in his first stump appearance after Jesse Kelly won Tuesday night's GOP primary, talking Social Security and Medicare to a group of seniors. Read more» 3

Sabrina Gruenhagen, an 11-year-old Wright Flight student, flies a Cessna over Tucson during her second time on an airplane Saturday morning.

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Open House air show continues despite the wet weather. Read more»

The Thunderbirds perform a stunt with their F-16s over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Friday.

The Air Force's elite demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, took to the skies over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in a practice run for Saturday and Sunday's events. Read more»

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild addresses 200 people gathered Thursday at the Tucson Modern Streetcar groundbreaking ceremony at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild helped break ground on the Tucson Modern Streetcar on Thursday. Read more» 2

State Sen. Frank Antenori talks to supporters Wednesday night.

As the CD8 special election looms, GOP candidate Frank Antenori declared that the primary field is essentially a two-man race between him and Jesse Kelly. Read more» 4

Marana Mayor Ed Honea tries out the F-35 cockpit simulator Wednesday at the Sargent Air and Defense facility.

Sargent Aeropace & Defense, a Marana government contractor, showed off a low-level F-35 flight simulator on Monday morning to about 50 employees and guests. Read more»

Sitton speaks on Monday night.

As the CD8 GOP primary race nears Election Day, Dave Sitton addressed a room of about 30 people who would make an impressive "who's who in Tucson-area retired brass" list on Monday evening. Read more» 8

Hundreds of Tucsonans lined sidewalks downtown Saturday for the Tucson Welcomes Home Veterans Parade to show appreciation to military members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (with video) Read more»

Whether you're driving home after the bars close on Saturday night, or making your way to church the next morning, you might want to put your cell phone away. Starting at midnight, texting while driving will be illegal in Tucson. Read more»

Abrams Aerospace president Gary Abrams escorts U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake on Friday, as the Republican visted a Tucson-based aerospace and defense contractor in support of his bid to replace retiring U.S. Sen. John Kyl. Flake brought his family along for the plant visit, which also included a speech to some of the company's employees.

U.S. Senate hopeful Jeff Flake, a Republican who holds Arizona's CD6 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, made two stump appearances in Tucson on Friday, championing his plans to repeal health care reform and secure the border. Read more»

'I am pleased that Optum and UnitedHealth Group recognize Tucson's high-quality workforce and Arizona's excellent business climate,' Gov. Jan Brewer said during the announcement Thursday that OptumRx will open a call center near Rita Ranch.

OptumRx, a mail-order pharmacy and UnitedHealth Group subsidiary, announced on Thursday that it would open a call center near Rita Ranch that would bring 400 jobs to the area. Read more» 1

Pima Community College Interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles announced Friday that she will remain in the position until a permanent chancellor is found. She also said she has taken a pay cut to accommodate the contract of former Chancellor Roy Flores, who stepped down in February for health reasons.

PCC interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles announced Friday that she would remain in her position until a permanent leader is hired, and volunteered to take a $91,000 pay cut. Miles won't seek the permanent position, she said. Read more» 5

CD8 candidates Dave Sitton, Frank Antenori, Jesse Kelly and Martha McSally debated at Sabino High School on Thursday night.

Tucson radio personality Jon Justice was joking when he referred to Arizona's CD8 Republican candidates as "SittenoriMcJesse," but Thursday night's debate at Sabino High School was more of a tacit agreement session with a side of lowbrow humor than a debate. Read more» 3

Republican candidate for CD8 Dave Sitton discusses his border security plan Thursday at his Grant Road office.

Dirty bombs, narco-terrorists and heavily armed ranchers were among issues touched on by Arizona CD8 Republican candidate Dave Sitton at the unveiling of his 10-point border security plan. Read more» 4

Steve Farley announces he is running for the newly created CD2 seat on Wednesday in Tucson.

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»

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