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What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson mayor's race has become much ado about contrived nothings

Without a Republican in the election mix, the battle to be Tucson's next mayor isn’t about big ideas and contrasting governing philosophies. It’s a theatre of the absurd about petty wrist-slaps and indignation over minor flesh wounds voters shouldn't be so indignant about. ... Read more»3

Ads bashing Romero campaign over 'Trump tie' funded by connections of RNC's Bruce Ash

An election committee is pushing the message that mayoral candidate Regina Romero is connected to Donald Trump — with big funding from a close family member of Bruce Ash, himself a major Trump booster.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Don Diamond helped end the battles he long fought

Much has been written about how developer Don Diamond — who died this week — fought to defeat environmentalists in the growth war, but we should also take this occasion to remember how he put an end to that conflict.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Open space bonds: An unnecessary good

Answering the question, "Are the open space bonds necessary?," requires a bit of storytelling about a bygone era. For all the complaining done about local government in Pima County, the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan was the high-water mark for community-based compromise that led to a policy that works for parties traditionally at each other's jugulars.... Read more»2

Leaders: Rejection of fund-transfer propositions means deep cuts

Voters rejected two ballot propositions Tuesday that would have transferred almost $450 million from two voter-approved funds to address the state budget deficit.... Read more»