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$15 minimum wage to go before Tucson voters

An initiative that would increase the minimum wage in Tucson to $15 over the next four years will be on the November ballot, after city officials announced Thursday that there were enough valid signatures on petitions to support the measure.... Read more»

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Tucson Fight for $15 organizers file to put minimum wage hike on Nov. ballot

Backers of the "Tucson Fight for $15" initiative delivered about 29,000 signatures to the Tucson City Clerk's Office on Friday, taking a step toward putting a hike in the local minimum wage on the ballot in November's election.... Read more»2

Democrats sweep Tucson mayor, Council election; 'Sanctuary City' fails

All four of Tucson Democratic candidates were handily winning Tuesday, taking three City Council seats and elevating Regina Romero to become the city's first woman and first Latina mayor. Prop. 205, the "sanctuary city" initiative, was losing 71-29. ... Read more»2

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»

There's a Republican running for Tucson mayor after all

Filing as a write-in candidate and throwing up the longest of long shots is Al Pesqueira, a charter school staffer who has joined the race for Tucson mayor.... Read more»

#CoveringClimateNow

Romero: Tackling climate change starts at the local level

Tucson mayoral candidate Regina Romero: "The unfortunate reality is that we do not have much of a choice but to act - and to act boldly - if we want to have a livable city for future generations of Tucsonans."... Read more»1

#CoveringClimateNow

Cease: System change needed to fight climate change

Tucson mayoral candidate Mike Cease: "Climate change is the most catastrophic environmental, social and economic crisis that the human species has ever faced."... Read more»

El Chisme

Too many F (Anns) dropped; Mayor reveals true 5 T's of Tucson

Unmasking a 30-year cover-up (what is F. Ann Rodriguez's first name, anyway?) and who jumps in to take her place? Plus: Revealed: Mayor Rothschild drops the real 5 T's of Tucson, and a great many more rumors and real truths.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Goldwater's first principles could be GOP's way back to relevance in Tucson politics

I can't help it. I keep coming back to the local GOP's failure in city elections — and Barry Goldwater's musings in my direction about liberalism seem relevant to the Republican cause. What on earth is a conservative in Tucson these days? ... Read more»

Romero runs away with Tucson mayoral primary

Updated results: Regina Romero won Tucson's Democratic primary for mayor by more than 6,000 votes, leading Steve Farley and Randi Dorman. Lane Santa Cruz won the Democrats' four-way Ward 1 Council race, and Green Party candidates earned their way onto the ballot.... Read more»

Tucson: Don't mail in that ballot; Drop it off instead

It's too late to mail back ballots in Tucson's primary election, but you can drop them off in person at one of several voting locations.... Read more»

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

Wednesday is Tucson ballot-mailing deadline

To be received by next Tuesday in order to be counted, ballots in Tucson's primary election should be mailed Wednesday, or dropped-off in person at one of several voting locations.... Read more»

Nearly 1,000 Tucson voters sent incorrect ballots

Hundreds of voters were sent the wrong party's ballots for Tucson's primary election, and nearly 2,000 more ballots were mailed to outdated addresses.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Handicapping the Tucson mayor's race & the myth of 'woke'

The race to replace Mayor Jonathan Rothschild leads to discussions about race and gender when voter outreach and turnout — and the necessary cash and hard work — will be what's truly pivotal. ... Read more»

No Republicans running for Tucson mayor after filing deadline

Democrats are jockeying for primary support in Tucson's city elections, but no Republican mayoral candidate managed to gather nominating signatures to make the ballot, with Wednesday's filing deadline having passed.... Read more»

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