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If Martha McSally is wondering why this is happening to her, she can look behind her in this image from a presidential visit.

Now that the lava is cooling we are left to consider weed, cash for schools, Pima County's deep Blue wave, what the country gets wrong about Arizona, and what the establishment struggles to understand about Latinos because apparently they haven't met any. Read more»

Republican campaigns face presidential=sized problem as they try to herd their rank-in-file to the polls.

The Republican plan to wait until Election Day to cast ballots could cut the Achilles hell from the party's turnout operation. Trump is screwing all the Mark Napiers and Beth Fords from coast to coast with a crap-shoot move to create a confusing, chaotic election to save his own political skin. Read more» 2

Brian Bickel

"The county officers we elect this year can leave a better legacy than the one they received. As a candidate for Treasurer, I know the statutory requirements for the job. But I also know that there can be so much more to the office than what statutes require." — Brian Bickel Read more»

We can look ahead to 2019 through a been-there-done-that lens that brings more resolution to the New Year. Read more»

It snows more often in Tucson than new blood washes through a county department, which is what elections are supposed to provide. It would be nice to elect people to run the county who didn't draw a public paycheck prior to being placed in office. Read more» 1

On Buckmaster: An update on the Pima County Sports and Tourism Authority from Linda McNulty, conductor Herschel Kreloff discusses the Civic Orchestra of Tucson's 37th season, and a debate between Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford and challenger Elaine Richardson. Read more»

Interviews with Paul Eckerstrom, Democratic party activist; Ethan Orr, a Republican state House candidate; Beth Ford, GOP Pima County treasurer; Don Loose, attorney and author. Read more»

An interview with state Rep. Ted Vogt. Also, Mia Hansen talks about this October's Tucson Meet Yourself, and Beth Ford, Pima County treasurer, discusses her re-election campaign. Read more»

Interviews with Pima Coounty Treasurer Beth Ford, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill. Read more»