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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»

CD2 candidate Martha McSally talks to the crowd.

CD2 candidate Martha McSally won the GOP primary Tuesday, while in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Doug Ducey was easily leading the crowded field. Incumbent schools chief John Huppenthal was losing at 42 percent, as was incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne with 46 percent. Read more» 5

Democratic candidates for the state Senate from the West Side will debate Tuesday night at Pima Community College's West Campus. Running for the district's Senate seat are incumbent Olivia Cajero Bedford and challenger Salomon Baldenegro. Read more»

Sal Baldenegro

Arizona state senators are limited to eight consecutive years in office, but a South Side political activist is setting his sights on speeding up that process. Sal Baldenegro, Jr., announced Tuesday that he's seeking the Democratic nomination in LD 3, hoping to succeed longtime legislator Olivia Cajero Bedford, a Dem now in her second Senate term. Read more» 1

National GOP Committeeman Bruce Ash, Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly, plus candidates Mike Hellon, Ray Carroll, Stephanie Mach, Dustin Cox, Mark Napier, Olivia Cajero Bedford, and Mohur Sidhwa Read more»

Interviews with Matt Heinz, a Democratic candidate for CD2, and Stefanie Mach, Democratic candidate for state House in LD10, and Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly. Read more»

Interviews with state Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford, the Democratic incumbent candidate in LD3, and U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican running for U.S. Senate. Read more»

CD2 candidate Martha McSally, attorney Don Loose, CD2 Democratic candidate Matt Heinz, and Weekly Editor Jimmy Boegle on the Supreme Court's health care and SB 1070 rulings. Plus, state Sen.Olivia Cajero Bedford. Read more» 4

Rep. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, speaks at a news conference supporting Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation that would have allowed electronic billboards on state highways and interstates, something that astronomers said could jeopardize the dark skies that observatories need.

Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill that would have allowed electronic billboards will help preserve world-class astronomy in Arizona, a group of astronomers said Thursday. Read more» 2

Arizona was 'supportive' of abortion access in 2000, according the Guttmacher Institute, which showed states with laws “hostile” to abortion access as dark red on this map, states supportive as the lightest shade.

Arizona is one of 13 states to turn “hostile” toward abortion rights during the last decade, according to a report Thursday from a national reproductive health organization. Read more»