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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.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick tours Securaplane with company President Shubhayu Chakraborty.
The national 2014 Congressional Art Competition is under way, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick invites high schools across Arizona’s District One to submit their students’ artwork.
WASHINGTON – Good things can come in small packages – even if those small packages ultimately add up to one, big $3.9 trillion package.
After a week of controversy, protests and debate, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Wednesday night.
Some Arizona lawmakers who have criticized Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy decisions in the past, particularly when it comes to her push for expanded Medicaid, are agreeing with points she made in her State of the State address, especially where she prioritized child welfare and education.
Around two dozen employers from around Tucson are scheduled to attend a job fair today at the Pima Community College's Northwest campus.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., is launching an “AZ01 at Work” Tour during her August district work period, focusing on job creation and economic development across District One.
Today, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., along with 80 Republican and Democratic members of Congress from both chambers, will gather to unveil a legislative reform package and highlight the lawmakers’ goal of finding common ground and taking action.
Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Tucson, didn’t wait long to start looking at bigger opportunities, as the freshman state representative has now set his sights on winning the Congressional District 1 seat in midterm elections.
Contending one and maybe two congressional races were stolen from them, Republican legislators have approved a measure to finesse election laws to keep out the Libertarians who they say are taking votes from their candidates.