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He's not the governor of Arizona, nor the mayor of Tucson. But former state legislator Steve Farley says he "couldn't be happier to be in the dog house" as he starts his new job: CEO of the local Humane Society. Read more»

Regina Romero learns she's winning the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday night.

A Romero term as Tucson's mayor would come with a truly progressive edge. If Republicans don't wake up for the general election, they best plan to get woke for the next two years. Read more»

Regina Romero celebrating with supporters as election results are released Tuesday night.

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»

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»

The race for the mayor's office pits a decent slate of Democrats against each other, so naturally it's turning into a theatre of the absurd.

Without a Republican in the election mix, the battle to be Tucson's next mayor isn’t about big ideas and contrasting governing philosophies. It’s a theatre of the absurd about petty wrist-slaps and indignation over minor flesh wounds voters shouldn't be so indignant about. Read more» 3

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»

Anchorbaby's Ricky Shimo

Anchorbaby weaves a soundtrack beyond fixed borders, musicians gather out of love for Leo Schwamm, Mermaids return with a surf rock soundtrack, Second Saturdays return, the kids remain all right and more in your TucsonSentinel.com local music roundup. Read more»

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voters were sent the wrong party's ballots for Tucson's primary election, and nearly 2,000 more ballots were mailed to outdated addresses.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

While many states still prohibit sharing photos of your ballot, it's been legal in Arizona to fill out your early ballot and post photos of it on social media for a few years, thanks to a change in the law. Read more»

The race to replace Mayor Jonathan Rothschild leads to discussions about race and gender when turnout and voter outreach will be what's truly pivotal.

The race to replace Mayor Jonathan Rothschild leads to discussions about race and gender when voter outreach and turnout — and the necessary cash and hard work — will be what's truly pivotal. Read more»

City Hall

Democrats are jockeying for primary support in Tucson's city elections, but no Republican mayoral candidate managed to gather nominating signatures to make the ballot, with Wednesday's filing deadline having passed. Read more»

Bannon, Kolfage and crew in Quail Creek.

You can't fence Steve Bannon in, plus: an account of leaks over at Pima Dems HQ, local cop schooled by a little girl & more actually factual tidbits, gossip, rumors & alternative truths about politics in Tucson. Read more»

After several months of dipping her toe in the water, developer Randi Dorman has jumped into the Democratic primary race as Tucson looks to choose a new mayor in 2019. Read more»

Friends and relatives of police Officer Clayton Townsend, who died this month when he was struck by a driver who was thought to be texting at the time, hold photos of Townsend, his wife and young son at a news conference at the Capitol.

An officer's death and new legislative leadership could mean Arizona motorists will be banned from texting while driving after multiple bills have failed in past sessions. Read more»

She's still playing it mum in public, but developer Randi Dorman is making moves to join the race for Tucson mayor — talking to prospective campaign staffers as well as potential donors. Read more» 2

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