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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Apartments in downtown Tucson are among the few that accept federal Section 8 housing vouchers in Tucson.

Rents are going up fast in Tucson. But why does a homeowner care? What's bad for the tenants could hit the rest of Southern Arizona hard. The rental crisis requires all-guns-blazing solutions before it destroys discretionary budgets across our community. Read more»

Arizona is losing 21 percent of our Colorado River water allocation as a multi-decade drought is emptying Lake Mead. The state is now being forced to do something about climate change.

Arizona's political leaders warned any action to prevent climate change would cost too much. Get ready to spend because climate change is here and taking 592,000 acre feet a year of water from the state. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in 2020.

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich's letter to the state Legislature concerning dead voters looks now like a concession speech ending a failed U.S. Senate race in a party he's no longer crazy enough to lead. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is accusing  BlackRock CEO Laurance Fink of trying to save the planet at the expense of short-term returns. Brno just won't have that.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is demanding private equity firm BlackRock "come clean" about its "leftist politics." Because apparently while Republican money is speech, funds invested with an eye to the long term are an anti-trust violation. Read more»

Banning abortion isn't just about trolling libs and younger Republican women seem to understand the stakes.

Abortion is being presented today by big-government Christians as a "life" issue. It's always been more about a backlash against the sexual revolution and women's liberation. Younger Republican women know they have benefited from both. Read more»

Kari Lake wants Arizona to know Tuesday's election was rigged. Unless she wins the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Last week, Kari Lake told reporters that she has evidence to prove Arizona election results can't be trusted. Now she's winning her Republican primary. Or is she really? Careful, there are space lasers about. Read more»

The Carina Nebula, as seen from the James Webb Space Telescope, looks like the Santa Catalina Mountains died and went to heaven. The University of Arizona built half Webb's cameras and the first shots are back.

Five boffo pictures from the the James Webb Space Telescope shows bits of our universe in super high resolution — and they were taken by cameras designed and built at the University of Arizona. Read more»

Jefferson's statues have become controversial, but they're not nearly as disruptive as the thesis statement in the Declaration of Independence, approved 246 years ago.

Have you ever really thought about what Thomas Jefferson was saying when he laid out his self-evident truths in the Declaration of Independence? It's worth thinking about, especially now as the foundations of our democracy are being undermined. Read more»

Tucsonans protesting the loss of the right to control their own bodies.

With recent rulings on abortion and guns, the U.S. Supreme Court shows that the justices have gone rogue, dancing with two new favorite partners, whimsy and caprice, cloaked in their obsession with dubious interpretations of history. Read more»

Ballots will be mailed just like 2020 in this all-important election. The rules haven't changed much.

Tucson voters will again have big say in the outcome of the 2022 elections. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a choice if they want to vote to protect rights, the planet or our democratic traditions. Read more»

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified before Congress about how he stood up to former President Donald Trump's bogus election fraud claim.

Thank you Rusty Bowers for protecting Arizona's right to decide the direction of our government. I know rejecting the pressure to overturn the 2020 election was hard. That's the point. Read more» 1

Joel Valdez in an undated photo.

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

Pro-choice backers rally on the University of Arizona campus.

It's time for that reasonable two-thirds of voters to start voting on social issues and some Arizona activists are offering up a chance to do just that with an initiative to add abortion rights to the state Constitution. Read more»

Tucson voters approved the extension of a half-cent sales tax to tend to the city's road needs. The future is thinking regionally.

The half-cent sales tax voters kept in place Tuesday is about getting the city back to where it wants to be. The Regional Transportation Authority is about what Tucson wants to become. The City Council now must play nice with the RTA board. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has avoided public scrutiny like last year's fashions. One of her staffers will be at the Pima County supervisor's meeting Tuesday. This may be a rare chance for voters to vent to her. Read more»

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