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Three area teams remained ranked, with Ironwood Ridge holding the highest as the No. 3 team in Division 2. Pusch Ridge is eighth in Division 5, although they have their playoff berth wrapped up. Both the Nighthawks and CDO can clinched Sectional titles, and the automatic bids that accompany them this week with wins.
In a shift from years past, Republicans in Iowa have cast more early votes than Democrats.
In a rematch of a razor-close 2012 congressional race, Democratic Congressman Ron Barber is in a fight for his political life against Republican challenger Martha McSally, a retired A-10 pilot who nearly beat him two years ago.
Cries of “corruption” rang out in the Pima County Board of Supervisors hearing room after a number of frustrated county residents alleged that Chairwoman Sharon Bronson intentionally and prematurely adjourned an Oct. 14 meeting without allowing some audience members to speak during call to the public on a newly controversial topic related to supervisor spending.
When I decided to run for county Supervisor, I campaigned on the principles of transparency and accountability. I remain committed to those values and continue challenging questionable county practices and expenditures. Unfortunately, the current board majority prefers the status quo which has gotten us to where we are today: saddled with massive debt, disastrous roads, and the highest property tax rate in the state.
One reason I am voting for Jo Holt for Senate in (State Legislative District 11) is Steve Smith’s attitude regarding our neighbors to the south. He sees Mexicans only as undesirables and Mexico only as the cause of problems in Arizona. His pronouncements are all playing on fears about the border and ignore the importance of Mexico to the economy of Arizona.
Recently, watching the (Congressional District 2) debate, I saw Ron Barber stammer and stumble when the moderator asked whether he had actually replied, “No,” to a reporter’s question of whether there was a short-term threat to the A-10 and to (Davis Monthan Air Force Base). He had said so, of course. And there was, and still is, such a threat. That’s because the Air Force has been forced to decide how to maintain its overall defense capability in the face of reckless spending reductions.
GOP LD 11 Candidate Vince Leach stated on his Facebook page that Col. (retired) Holly Lyon is fishing for an issue that will give traction to her campaign. Really? Let’s see what she’s said. “Build a quality infrastructure.” Sounds like a good agenda for attracting business and manufacturing. Good thinking, Col. Lyon! “I will push for ethics reform legislation.” Hooray! “Education is the pivot point for everything.” Wow, a candidate who understands the economic impact of a good educational system.
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.
One thing I’ve noticed the Republicans and particularly the far right, scorched earth, take no prisoners Tea Party types are really good at is projection. Whatever dirty tricks they are up to, they accuse their opponents of doing. A perfect example of this is the Oct. 15 letter from Rick Cunnington wherin he accuses Jo Holt of being inflexible and beholden to some completely made up Democratic “prime directive”. Captain Kirk on Star Treck had a prime directive. No evidence exists that the Democrats do. The Republicans on the other hand have given us the most unproductive Congress in history, the most Senate filibusters in history and a lege in Phoenix that only seems capable of passing bills that are clearly unconstitutional so the tax payers can spend millions defending them in court.
(BPT) - With the significant impact elections have on our country, would it be surprising to hear that only 38 percent of eligible Americans voted in the 2010 election? What happened to the other 62 percent of voters?
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(NAPSI)—The ability of the United States to solve major health challenges like Ebola or the Enterovirus D68, or find cures for other deadly or disabling diseases like cancer or Alzheimer’s, could depend on what you do in the voting booth.
What does Russia and the south side of Chicago have in common? According to two local restaurateurs, they’ve each inspired the perfect margarita.
The motion to approve a specific plan that would allow for denser developments at the Lazy K Bar Guest Ranch failed to pass in the Marana town council meeting.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a 15.6-mile interstate linking interstates 10 and 19, connecting Raytheon Missile Systems to the University of Arizona Tech Park in an area being called aerospace parkway.
Arizona saw the number of kids in its foster care system rise significantly from 2002-2012, a time when most other states were posting sharp drops in their foster care rolls, according to new federal data.
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.
Your mailboxes have been flooded, you can’t watch the latest “Modern Family” without seeing political ads, and your phone is probably blowing up with calls asking who you’re voting for.
Prop 217 is just another way to pass the cost of new development onto the taxpayer.
As the November General Election draws nearer, the field has narrowed in Legislative District 11 after House Rep. Steve Smith, now running for a state Senate seat in the same district, defeated Republican Scott Bartle, and Mark Finchem and Vince Leach topped Jo Grant in collecting two open House seats.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.