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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

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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»

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»

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voters were sent the wrong party's ballots for Tucson's primary election, and nearly 2,000 more ballots were mailed to outdated addresses....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

Both Reid Park zoo props pass in updated election results

After being split in the first count, both of the initiative measures that would create a 1/10-cent Tucson sales tax to fund zoo improvements passed as updated tallies were released Thursday afternoon. Plus, complete election numbers. ... Read more»

Democrats sweep Tucson Council races, Strong Start losing 2-1

The trio of Democrats seeking election to the Tucson City Council were handily ahead in early returns, and the Prop. 204 Strong Start Tucson measure was losing 2-1. Councilman Steve Kozachik and Richard Fimbres were reelected, and Paul Durham won a vacant seat. ... Read more»

Ballot mailing deadline past; turn in votes in person

Voters in Tucson, Oro Valley and several area school districts should drop their ballots off by hand if they didn't mail them by Wednesday. Three early voting sites are open through Monday, with polls open in OV and a handful open in Tucson on Tuesday.... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Tuesday deadline to register to vote in Tucson, school elections

Despite what you may have been told, the deadline to register to vote in next month's general election in Tucson, Oro Valley and several school districts is midnight on Tuesday. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

Durham wins Ward 3 primary by double-digit margin

With all nearly all ballots tallied, Paul Durham had a solid lead in the three-way Ward 3 Democratic primary, up by double digits over Felicia Chew and Tom Tronsdale. Despite being unopposed in the primary, Ward 6's Steve Kozachik nearly racked up more votes alone than the Ward 3 trio combined.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pet peeve rant: Candidates, please do your homework

Mail-in ballots will go out this week to Ward 3 Democrats and Ward 6 Greens. Here are some quick thoughts on the candidates, and some quick advice on anyone who thinks about running for office: Study up. Read the budget. Read the agendas. Ask questions. Understand the limitations of the office sought.... Read more»2

Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson primary election

The deadline to register to vote in next month's primary election in Tucson is midnight on Monday, July 31. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

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