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What the Devil won't tell you

Ex-Tucson manager Joel Valdez's legacy in 5 rules for being a big boss

Joel Valdez was pretty much the template of a strong and effective city manager and public-sector honcho — one the longtime city of Tucson and University of Arizona bureaucrat created by following a few habits noticed by his contemporaries.... Read more»1

Arizona continues steady leftward march

With Democrats leading in Arizona’s Senate and presidential races, one might think the Grand Canyon State is about to dramatically flip from red to blue.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Goldwater's first principles could be GOP's way back to relevance in Tucson politics

I can't help it. I keep coming back to the local GOP's failure in city elections — and Barry Goldwater's musings in my direction about liberalism seem relevant to the Republican cause. What on earth is a conservative in Tucson these days? ... Read more»

Higher ed budget cuts come with a price

With further cuts looming over higher education in Arizona, public universities are finding ways to rely less on the state for funding at the expense of the students they serve.... Read more»

Kozachik throws coming-out party in campaign kickoff

City Councilman Steve Kozachik began his reelection campaign with a show of political force Wednesday night. In a coming-out party at Downtown's Borderlands Brewing Company, Kozachik celebrated his recent party switch with bipartisan support from a group of Tucson mayors past and present. ... Read more»2

Interest group donations give late boost to Prop. 204 campaigns

Education unions and a group representing contractors have given hundreds of thousands of dollars this month to a campaign supporting Proposition 204, while a donation from a group representing automobile dealers is helping fuel the opposing campaign, records show.... Read more»2