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Pima County redistricting cmte meeting Weds to start redrawing local election map

The Pima County Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold an online public meeting Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss the drawing of new boundaries for Board of Supervisors districts. ... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Broken right wing: GOP failed to ground crazy talk after Giffords attack, now are party of insurrection

Crazy talk: that's the thread connecting the decade-ago attack on Gabby Giffords and constituents in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13 on the sidewalk outside a grocery store, and the storming of our nation's Capitol this week.... Read more»

Ted Vogt out as Corp Comm director over conflict of interest

Ted Vogt, a former Tucson lawmaker, was pushed out as director of the Arizona Corporation Commission over concerns about a conflict of interest. His wife has been working for a PR firm for Arizona Public Service, a utility regulated by the state panel.... Read more»

Tucsonan Bauserman ousted from Trump admin for 'birther,' anti-Muslim posts

A series of conspiracy posts, along with reported anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments, have cost a Tucson political activist her job in the Trump administration. Christine Bauserman resigned from the Interior Department on Wednesday, with officials saying her posts were "inappropriate and unacceptable."... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Election night: The best hours to be a journalist

It's about to be election night. And for a journalist there is no better time to have the gig. It's the bottom of the ninth, the two-minute warning and the home stretch all wrapped into one. As a journalist, you see politicians govern in prose and campaign in codes. The poetry happens on election night.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Message to GOP: Play the game before you claim you are victims of it

I can already hear it: City-wide elections are bad for democracy. Conservative East Side voters are the victims of Jim Crow laws. Republicans in Tucson are disenfranchised. Tucson only votes party line. Voters only look at the party and the GOP has no hope. I say to those voices: Bite me. ... Read more»9

Welfare drug tests fail to save Az predicted cash

In 2009, Arizona became the first state in the country to require drug tests for welfare recipients in effort to save the state dire-needed cash and ensure taxpayer dollars won’t go to drug users. The results, however, haven’t come to meet those expectations. ... Read more»1

Recorder: Orr has sigs to remain on ballot

GOP freshman Ethan Orr will retain his spot on the ballot, with local Democrats dropping their challenge after the Recorder's Office reported that Orr filed 393 valid signatures, 32 more than required — although he had turned in 634 on nominating petitions.... Read more»

Click says no falling out with Orr; Dems file sig challenge

In a week in which Republican Ethan Orr has been touting his latest endorsements, he may have lost the most valuable one of all. Sources tell TucsonSentinel.com that Orr has fallen out with auto dealer and GOP wheeler-dealer Jim Click, and has lost his job at the nonprofit Linkages. Click and Orr denied there has been a rift. Meanwhile, Democrats have moved to push Orr off the ballot.... Read more»1

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Sun Van fare increase debated

Ward 2 Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr (LD9), Arizona Education Association President Andrew Morrill, Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Antentori concedes that Medicaid initative drive may fall short

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Middle East expert Stephen Zunes, YWCA's Kelly Fryer, former state Sen. Frank Antenori and activist Christine Bauserman on the possibility they'll fall short of signatures needed to force a referendum on Medicaid expansion.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Author of 'Glenn Ford: A Life' discusses fathers' life

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, author Peter Ford, Republican Bruce Ash, ex-Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom, Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Some pushing to derail Az's Medicaid expansion

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori talked about his effort to derail Arizona's Medicaid expansion. Also, Kathy Erchull, President of the Tucson Association of Realtors, and Dr. Mark Sykes, head of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Will McSally run again?

Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, petition organizer John Kromko, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Lea Marquez-Peterson, Republican candidate Martha McSally, and attorney Kory Langhoffer.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Medicaid expansion passes. What's next?

Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, GOP state Rep. Ethan Orr, Democratic state Sen. Linda Lopez, former state Sen. Frank Antenori, plus Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder, and AEA President Andrew Morrill.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: El Rio and Grand Canyon University

Former Senator Frank Antenori, Sen. Steve Farley, Shelly Fishman Financial Adviser, Mike Varney President Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Neighborhood Activist Miguel Ortega, GM Good News Communications Doug Martin... Read more»

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