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People who don't vote tend to be younger, and have lower incomes than those who do. Voters tend to be less Latino than non-voters. That's why elected officials feel free to ignore them. Change that: the voter registration deadline is July 30. Read more»

Trump speaking at a Tucson campaign stop, March 19.

Trump has found Republican 3.0: A jaded aspirant, xenophobic and heathen, with Occupy tendencies. Apparently they now make up 40 percent of the Republican Party. The polite media, polite society and professional outrage machine (please make your donations to) can barely tolerate such a beast roaming free. Sensitive America, gird up. I think we found the new swing voter. Read more»

Out of the state Senate and snubbed by GOP donors in last year's gubernatorial contest, Al Melvin filed Monday to fun for a seat on the Corporation Commission — the state agency that regulates utilities, including the nuclear industry the right-wing Republican has frequently boosted. Read more» 2

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»

Waterfowl stop at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge in La Paz County. A new poll claims that most Western voters would oppose proposals to shift federal lands, like Cibola, to state governments.

A poll says 52 percent of voters in eight Western states don't think federal lands should be shifted to state control. An Arizona bill to do that was vetoed in 2012, but Utah law calls on the federal government to cede lands there by Dec. 31. Few expect that to happen. Read more» 2

Two weeks after his campaign melted down, state Sen. Al Melvin announced that he's supporting state Treasurer Doug Ducey in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Read more»

GOP gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin is dropping out of the race, he announced Monday. The self-described Tea Party candidate said he did not expect to collect enough qualifying contributions quickly enough to receive public funding for his campaign before early voting begins July 31. Read more» 1

GOP gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin said that he will consider withdrawing from the primary race next week. "We are running out of time to qualify for Clean Elections funding," he said in a social media and email blitz. Read more»

Eight candidates seeking the nod as the Republican candidate for Arizona governor will make their pitches to the Saddlebrooke Republican Club next week. Read more»

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones made an unseemly rush to praise the woman she hopes will be her predecessor in The Big House Read more»

State Sen. Al Melvin goes toe to toe (well, not THAT close) with CNN's Anderson Cooper in defense of SB 1062. Read more»

Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, holds up a copy of Arizona’s plan for implementing the Common Core State standards at a news conference Thursday. Explaining their opposition to GOP bills that would roll back or forbid the standards in Arizona, Hamer and other business leaders said the standards will help the state create a competitive workforce.

Several GOP bills to roll back or forbid Arizona’s switch to the Common Core State Standards would harm efforts to create a more competitive workforce, business leaders said Thursday, saying "We believe that it would be wrong to deny Arizona students the education they need to succeed in the 21st century." Read more»

An interview with state Sen. Al Melvin, Republican gubernatorial candidate. Also, Barbara Brown, V.P. of Program Services & Community Initiatives for the Community Foundation for Southern arizona. Plus, Jose Ocano, volunteer coordinator for Pima Animal Care Center. Read more»

Robert Ashby of Sun City is among nine surviving Tuskegee Airmen with Arizona ties. The experimental unit was the first in the U.S. Army Corps comprised entirely of black personnel.

When the Army Air Corps launched an experiment allowing black servicemen to fly planes during World War II, Robert Ashby said he jumped at the chance to be a pilot. “It intrigued me. I said, ‘Great, I can fly just like anybody else,’” said Ashby, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen. Read more»

Republican Rep. Ken Ivory, who authored Utah’s law declaring the state’s sovereignty over its public lands, urged Arizona lawmakers Thursday to follow suit.

The Utah lawmaker who authored a law calling for the federal government to relinquish authority over public lands said Thursday that devastating wildfires are one reason for Arizona to follow suit. Read more»

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