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PINAL COUNTY & ARIZONA NEWS : Election 2018

Old data causes some Pinal voters to receive the wrong ballot

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

Election 2018

FLORENCE — Early voters in Pinal County may have received a primary ballot for a party they did not request. Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross caught the error, which affected voters on the Permanent Early Voting List primarily in Pinal but also in two other counties.

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Nearly half of eligible voters in Arizona don’t cast ballots

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Election 2018

OPINIONThat muted alarm of crisis you’re not hearing is the silent sound of nearly half of otherwise eligible voters in Arizona not casting a ballot, resulting in their voice not being heard on policy decisions affecting their daily and future life. And that silence could grow louder in future years

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LD 8 candidates discuss budget, ballot props

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Election 2018

CASA GRANDE — Legislative District 8 candidates met Thursday for a pre-primary forum in Casa Grande. Candidates each were asked for a response on three issues: discuss the state’s budget priorities, discuss whether they support any increased taxation and discuss any ballot propositions and whether they’d support or oppose those propositions.

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Utility owner spending millions against ballot measure

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Election 2018

PHOENIX — A utility's parent company is spending millions of dollars on an effort to keep a clean energy measure of off the Arizona ballot. New campaign fillings show Arizona Public Service Co.'s parent company Pinnacle West spent nearly $6 million on a signature-gathering firm in the past few months.

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Journalist from Globe running for Arizona House in District 8

Wed, May 23, 2018

Election 2018

GLOBE — Linda Gross is making a run for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 8, making a transition from journalism to politics. Gross has been the publisher and a writer for the Globe Miami Times for a number of years since she moved to Globe in 2001. During the

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Opinion: Elect more Democrats

Mon, May 7, 2018

Election 2018

Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense," in which he explained that it was only common sense that the colonists should break away from British rule to establish the new American nation. He soon followed with "The American Crisis," to inspire the colonists in their battles against

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LTE-GOP has lost moral argument

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Election 2018

Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch: I find it tragically ironic that the Arizona GOP is characterizing the 2016 voter-passed measure that increases the state’s minimum wage as “morally wrong." (Howard Fischer’s article in the Feb. 13 Dispatch) In my opinion, the GOP has lost its right to make any moral judgments. The

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Girard throws hat into LD8 Senate mix

Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Election 2018

ELOY — A Democratic challenger has announced her bid for state Senate. Sharon Girard of Eloy formally announced Saturday that she was entering the race for state Senate, planning to take on Republican incumbent Frank Pratt in Legislative District 8. Girard said listening to voters is of utmost importance and said she’s

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Eloy man to run for LD11 senate seat

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Election 2018

ELOY — A Democratic candidate has emerged for state Senate in the district that includes western and southern Pinal County. Ralph Atchue of Eloy will be announcing his 2018 candidacy for the Legislative District 11 seat on Sunday. The seat currently is held by Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, who is running

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