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What the Devil won't tell you

2021 promises a liberal helping of local politics

Holy Ocasio did voters in Pima County deliver a southpaw’s blow. And in 2021, our new progressive elected leaders take office and begin to govern and God only knows what happens then.... Read more»1

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COVID 'outbreak' in Pima Health Dep't includes Director Cullen

There is an "outbreak" of COVID-19 within the Pima County Health Department, with Director Theresa Cullen and other staffers testing positive for the virus, officials said Wednesday. Last week, they brushed off questions about infected county staff, even as dozens were contracting coronavirus.... Read more»

Lo que el diablo no te dirá

Desenmascarado: La libertad ilusorio del MAGA Norteamericano con dos fosas nasales

Las mismas personas que luchan contra los pantalones de yoga y piensan que los adolescentes deberían sentirse avergonzados por mostrar accidentalmente un tirante de sujetador de repente declaran que las fosas nasales expuestas son un derecho otorgado por Dios. Aparentemente, la "decencia" no se extiende a salvar vidas; sólo para sensibilidades puritanas. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Unmasked: The false freedom of the North American Two-Nostriled MAGA

The same people who fight wars on yoga pants are suddenly declaring facial nudity a God-given right. Freedom is real and many of the rest of us would like to enjoy it before it's just another word for nothing left to lose.... Read more»1

That's a wrap: Old Tucson closing; Pima County seeking new plan for 81-year-old film studio

Old Tucson, the tourist attraction and Western film studio, will close indefinitely, as operator Old Tucson Studios is walking away and leaving the facility in the hands of Pima County.... Read more»

Tribe renews voting site push, sets up showdown with Pima recorder

At least two Pima County supervisors will “press forward” to get an early voting site reinstated on the Pascua-Yaqui reservation, setting up a showdown with the county recorder who rejected the request again this week.... Read more»

Mapping out Ramon Valadez's surprising primary defeat

Many were taken by surprise by Matt Heinz's primary election victory over incumbent Ramón Valadez in Pima County's Supervisor District Two. Here's where he got those votes:... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County poised to lurch Left after night of the living woke

The progressive base is taking over Democratic party politics and looks to be taking Pima County with it.... Read more»3

Conover wins Pima County Attorney race, Heinz ousts Valadez from Supes seat

In key Pima County races, Laura Conover won county attorney election with 57%, while Matt Heinz beat out incumbent Supervisor Ramon Valadez in the Democratic primary in District 2.... Read more»

Az mayors urge Ducey to impose statewide restrictions

A day after he imposed new restrictions to curb the steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey was still coming under fire Friday for not doing enough.... Read more»

Pima Supes mandate COVID-19 face masks county-wide

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Friday to require wearing face masks in public everywhere in Pima County — an order that supersedes town and city regulations — to slow the spread of COVID-19.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey's decision to leave CV-19 masks to locals is insufficient but encouraging

Just a day after Arizona's morning report of coronavirus cases doubled over 24 hours, Gov. Doug Ducey reversed himself and will now allow local leaders to require people to wear masks to stem the spread of the illness. ... Read more»

Ducey allows cities, counties to mandate CV-19 face masks under pressure from local officials

Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday that he will allow local governments to mandate wearing face coverings in public to stem the COVID-19 pandemic, faced with a chorus from Arizona's city and county officials and spiking coronavirus numbers.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Valadez & Bronson: Ducey must allow counties to mandate CV-19 masks in public

Two Pima County supervisors signed a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey declaring that he must allow counties and cities to mandate face masks be worn in public to stem the spike in coronavirus cases in Arizona.... Read more»

Pima County OKs revised restaurant regs; State AG probing COVID-19 plan

The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a final version of regulations aimed at restaurants reopening but not without a warning from one member who said they are ignoring "the 500-pound gorilla in the room."... Read more»

Pima County issues regs for restaurants reopening after CV-19 shutdowns

Pima County has adopted temporary measures for the reopening of restaurants, gyms, pools, spas and venues. The county vote established 15 mandatory health guidelines and two recommendations for restaurants, including allowing outdoor expansions.... Read more»

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