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Virtual debate series for Arizona Legislature candidates starts next week

Candidates for the Arizona Legislature will make their cases during a series of primary debates hosted by the Clean Elections Commission. The online events, organized by district, will run from June through early July.... Read more»

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Pima court admin Lisa Royal resigns after judges vote 'no confidence'

Lisa Royal, who pleaded guilty to a DUI earlier this year, has resigned as the chief administrator of Pima County's Justice Court after judges voted last month that they had "no confidence" in her.... Read more»

Sahuarita declines to release name of online-threat suspect

Sahuarita police have declined to release the name of the teenager arrested after an online threat led to the closure of nine Sahuarita schools Oct.1, saying they want to protect his identity because of negative comments on social media.... Read more»

El Chisme: How could you let this happen?

As early ballots go out, some candidates seem to be fumbling in a panic. Plus, accurate quotations aren't child's play; KVOA's new motto: More than 2 weeks late, less than half the story; Cunninghams poised to sting Bee; & more actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson.... Read more»

El Chisme: CD2 race turns testy; Kovacs outstanding - in parking tickets

Actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson: Kirkpatrick drops a dick joke, Kovacs racks up tickets, Chew's puzzling stances & Arizona Dems have no idea what the southern part of our state looks like.... Read more»

Newman drops out of Corporation Commission race

Paul Newman, acknowledging that he's falling short in collecting nominating signatures, announced that he's dropping his bid to return to the Arizona Corporation Commission.... Read more»

Memorial for political commentator Franzi set for Monday

A memorial service for outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," will be held Monday evening. The journalist and political activist died last month at 78.... Read more»


Emil Franzi: Local political legend dies at 78

Outspoken conservative commentator Emil Franzi, a "living encyclopedia of local politics," died Wednesday. His frame had been weathered by cancer, but the curmudgeonly political operative, columnist and talk show host kept his opinions flowing strong. "You might not agree with him, but you had to listen," said radio talker John C. Scott.... Read more»5

GV News: Hernandez lacks UA degree despite claims

An editorial by the Green Valley News blasted legislative candidate Daniel Hernandez over his claims to have a UA degree. Editor Dan Shearer reported that Hernandez has not graduated, and that he hemmed and hawed when Shearer looked into the matter. Hernandez said he was 'embarrassed" and would work to fulfill graduation requirements.... Read more»

Ray Carroll confirms he's serving final term on Board of Supervisors

Update: After five terms, and despite a fondness for "a good fight," Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll said Friday that he's serving out his final year on the board. "I hope that good comes from my service," he told supporters. "I take justifiable pride in the 20 years I willingly give to Pima County. At age 54, it is time to serve in other ways."... Read more»

Update: Sources: Ray Carroll won't run again for Board of Supervisors

Update: Carroll is serving his final year as a Pima County supervisor, sources said. The Republican, in office since 1997, declined to detail his plans, saying he'll announce his intentions on Wednesday. Former car dealer Steve Christy plans to run for the seat if Carroll doesn't run.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Lawmakers push bill to limit cities' taxing authority

An interview with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and the Reporters' Roundtable with Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Fewer public dollars for Az higher education

An interview with Arizona Board of Regent member and former U.S. Sen.Dennis DeConcini. Then, it's the Reporters Roundtable withMark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Dan Shearer, editor of the Green Valley News. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell, a.k.a Tucson's Culinary Cruiser.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Election preview: What races should you watch?

Commentators John Munger and Paul Eckerstrom, plus Lou Sampson, who serves in Green Valley with the Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers, and a look at foster care in Pima County with Jill LaBrie, a recruiter with CASA, and Michaela Luna of the Foster and Adoptive Council.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Eateries help drive downtown renaissance

Today on Buckmaster — Tucson restaurant owner Janos Wilder, the Reporters' Roundtable with TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith and Dan Shearer of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun. Plus, Matt Russell has Weekend Watch.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: Green Valley wants 1st Pima public park

Today on Buckmaster - The Friday Focus with Chuck Catino on efforts to establish the first Pima County park, and the Reporters' Roundtable with Dan Shearer and Sarah Garrecht Gassen.... Read more»

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