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What the Devil won't tell you

2021 promises a liberal helping of local politics

Holy Ocasio did voters in Pima County deliver a southpaw’s blow. And in 2021, our new progressive elected leaders take office and begin to govern and God only knows what happens then.... Read more»1

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Ex-sheriff Chris Nanos announces he's running to unseat Napier

Chris Nanos, former Pima County sheriff, announced Tuesday night that he'll again seek office, calling on current Sheriff Mark Napier to "step down and not run for re-election."... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

As goes Billy Kovacs, so go Pima Democrats

Billy Kovacs is going to lose. Billy Kovacs is the future of the Democratic Party in Southern Arizona. Reconciling those two truisms is the biggest challenge the party faces, here, statewide and nationally because they could use some new blood. ... Read more»6

Nanos attacks critics, calls Carmona a 'blatant liar'

Beset by accusations that he is responsible for a "broken leadership culture" at the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Chris Nanos defended himself during a press conference Wednesday and called Dr. Richard Carmona, a 30-year veteran of the agency, a "blatant liar" with "anger issues" and "barely anything more than a wannabe deputy."... Read more»

Following indictment of chief deputy, Carmona again hits at Sheriff Nanos

Following the indictment of Chief Deputy Chris Radtke, a group of deputies reiterated their claims Tuesday that the Pima County Sheriff's Department is suffering from a "broken leadership culture" created by Sheriff Chris Nanos. ... Read more»

Carmona blasts Sheriff Nanos, who denies claims as 'political'

Dr. Richard Carmona, former U.S. Surgeon General and veteran of the Pima County Sheriff's Department, accused the current sheriff of "unacceptable" behavior and said that deputies "lived in fear" for their jobs. Sheriff Chris Nanos hit back, saying the attack was "politically motivated." ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Nanos' candidacy part of a bigger problem in Pima politics

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

What the Devil won't tell you

We could use another fight out of Sugar Ray

Ray Carroll was always at his best and most endearing in the fight rather than outside of it. Sugar Ray was a boxer growing up, and it showed in how he did the job when he was doing it the way it should be done — from his steadfast resolve against sales taxes to his early defense of MLK's legacy and desert conservation.... Read more»2

Incoming Pima sheriff: Look at Wash., Colo. legal pot experiments

Come August, there'll be a new sheriff in town: as expected, Pima County supervisors named Chris Nanos to replace the retiring Clarence Dupnik. The incoming sheriff said that while he'll leave the political decisions to the Legislature, Arizona should look at how Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana.... Read more»4

Dupnik to wind up 35 years as sheriff July 31

Longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Friday that he will step down at the end of July. Dupnik, in office since 1980, advised attendees at a surprise party for him that his oft-rumored retirement will take place in just over a month.... Read more»2

Sheriff Dupnik to resign this year

Longtime Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Friday that he will step down in 2015. Dupnik, in office since 1980, advised listeners of the Bill Buckmaster Show that his oft-rumored retirement will soon take place. Dupnik's likely replacement is widely seen as being Chris Nanos, who was elevated to the long-vacant post of chief deputy early last year.... Read more»4

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Remembering 9/11

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, 9/11 survivor Jim Campbell, Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Major League Baseball pops up in Tucson

Interviews with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, and renowned comet discoverer Dr. David Levy. Plus, Mike Feder, general manager of the Tucson Padres, talked about the return of spring training to Tucson.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Holiday season crackdown on DUI offenders

An interview with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, plus Bill Assenmacher and Rick Grinnell of the Southern Arizona Business Coalition.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 3-way race for Pima County sheriff

A debate between Democratic Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and challengers Mark Napier, a Republican, and the Green Party's Dave Croteau. Plus, Desert Garden host Phil Seader talked about Operation Clean Sweep.... Read more»8

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Early voting begins

An interview with Jeff Rogers, Pima County Democrat Party chairman, plus the Reporters' Roundtable with TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith and Mark B. Evans of TucsonCitizen.com, while Matt Russell has the Weekend Watch. ... Read more»

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