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Former Rep. Jim Kolbe says he left Republican Party 18 months ago

Jim Kolbe, a Republican who represented Southern Arizona in Congress for 22 years, confirmed Friday that he left the GOP — in 2018.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Prop. 205's demise can't keep us from considering humanity in migrant questions

How to follow up the defeat of Tucson's "sanctuary city" measure is a worthwhile discussion because Donald Trump is testing our collective decency by modeling viciousness towards immigrants as a new American virtue.... Read more»

Republican write-in Pesqueira drops Tucson mayor bid, citing lack of support

Al Pesqueira, a GOP write-in candidate, has ended his long-shot campaign for Tucson mayor, citing a lack of backing and endorsing independent candidate Ed Ackerley.... Read more»

Republicans won't appeal ruling that OKed Tucson 'sanctuary city' for November ballot

Local Republicans won't seek review of a judge's ruling last week that tossed out their legal challenge to an initiative that would declare Tucson a "sanctuary city" and restrict local immigration enforcement if voters approve in November.... Read more»

Judge tosses challenge to Tucson 'sanctuary city' initiative

A judge ruled Friday against a challenge brought by Republicans, allowing an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city" to go to voters in November. Supporters celebrated, while opponents are discussing an appeal of the decision.... Read more»

'Sanctuary city' initiative heading to Tucson voters as backers submit petitions

After months of work, organizers for an initiative to make Tucson a "sanctuary city," said Wednesday that they submitted some 17,000 signatures, nearly double the number they need to get the initiative on November's ballot. ... Read more»5

Eppihimer re-elected as Pima GOP chair

David Eppihimer was re-elected as the chairman of the Pima County Republican Party on Saturday.... Read more»