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This isn't the image of Marana anymore. It's more than dirt roads with ranches flung about them. It's probably time for the town to be able to budget accordingly.

Marana may have outgrown its constitutional spending limit as it is no longer just some scattered houses in the desert, while Tucson police argue their salaries are no longer competitive. Voters and arbitrators will have the final say. Read more»

Staffers for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand Wednesday in Bisbee and Thursday in Green Valley and Sahuarita to assist constituents with questions about government agencies. Read more»

Staffers for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand Thursday to assist constituents in Green Valley and Sahuarita with questions about government agencies. Read more»

Staffers for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand Thursday to assist constituents in Green Valley and Sahuarita with questions about government agencies. Read more»

Staffers for U.S. Sen. Martha McSally will be on hand Thursday to assist constituents in Sahuarita with questions about government agencies. Read more»

Clinco

Demion Clinco was appointed to the state House of Representatives by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on a 3-2 vote Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant when former. Rep. Andrea Dalessandro resigned on being appointed to the Senate to fill another vacant seat. Read more» 1

Pima County Democrats nominated three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives at a meeting Saturday. The Board of Supervisors will pick from among Anabelle Nuñez, Demion Clinco and Miguel Cuevas in a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Read more»

Working to fill the latest open seat in a legislative game of musical chairs, Pima County Democrats will meet Saturday to pick three candidates to fill an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. Read more»

The candidates during last week's debate.

Ron Barber, Jesse Kelly and Charlie Manolakis were questioned on Social Security, Medicare and the economy during a Wednesday night debate, and it's a good thing we're fresh out of beer in the Smith household, or the Social Security drinking game would have left this reporter floored. (listen to a replay) Read more» 1

Sahuarita has released a four-page overview of the town's finances, available online. Read more»