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While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
House members demanded Thursday to know why senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who were implicated in recent scandals at the agency have not been fired, months after the agency got that authority.
The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
Democrat incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick took the CD-1 seat after state house speaker Andy Tobin conceded.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona governor's race. State Treasurer Doug Ducey defeated Democrat Fred DuVal. Ducey will be replacing Gov. Jan Brewer who was not eligible to run for reelection.
Arizona has been known to lure new residents with its favorable climate and low taxes, but three new studies may give the state a fresh appeal: zombie apocalypse survivability.
In his Oct. 22 letter to the editor, Rick Cunnington believes that Ann Kirkpatrick was wrong to vote for certain Congressional proposals.
Ann Kirkpatrick voted the Obama agenda 89 percent of the time during the last Congress. She is on record as not second-guessing Obama and supporting Obamacare (which she is exempt from). Ann does not care what the district wants. She only cares what Obama and the Democrat elites want. Anne is the consummate Obot.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
While Congressional District 1 is the 10th largest in the nation, and has one of the most diverse populations – both Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) and challenger Ariz. House Speaker Andy Tobin (R) agree that the majority of the district is rural and the needs of constituents are common.
Candidates for the U.S. House seat in Arizona’s First Congressional District are debating in Northwest Tucson on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the theater at Mountain View High School at Thornydale and Linda Vista.
Arizona race for governor
An agreement made by House and Senate leaders on July 28 is set to change the way veterans receive healthcare from Veteran’s Affairs (VA) facilities.
In Oro Valley, the Primary Election (Aug. 26 election day) is the first round of voting where all initial candidates have the potential to receive votes in order to advance to the General Election or win outright. Registered voters will select a candidate for each open seat, and in the case of this year’s local election, residents will select one candidate for the open Mayoral seat and three candidates for the three open Councilmember seats. If the candidates do not win outright, then the candidates receiving the highest amount of votes candidates per remaining open seat) move on to the General Election (Nov. 4 election day). Oro Valley has non-partisan elections, which means that candidates are elected regardless of their political affiliation.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
WASHINGTON – The wild west – it brings to mind images of cowboys and showdowns. It probably does not bring images of women in elected office.
WASHINGTON – Arizona power plants would have to make the second-highest reductions in carbon emissions in the nation under new rules proposed Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The ballot set to run in the August Primary Election took shape in Arizona on May 28, as candidates worked to submit the required signatures to officially run.
In anticipation of Meggitt PLC’s Securaplane office’s grand opening in Oro Valley, U.S. Rep Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz. toured the facility and spoke with its employees on March 20.