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Eloy resident hopes to oust Smith

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Election 2016

ELOY — Fed-up with the “one-party system of government” in Arizona, Eloy resident Ralph Atchue is putting his hat in the ring to take on Republican incumbent Steve Smith this November to try and rein in Legislative District 11 for the Democrats.His main reason for running? Deep dissatisfaction about the

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Tags: Arizona, Legislative District 11, Ralph Atchue, LD 16 Senate

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Pot legalization likely to make Nov. ballot

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Election 2016

An initiative to regulate marijuana so that adults can legally purchase, carry and consume small amounts of the substance will “absolutely” make it to the ballot come this November, according to spokesmen from the campaign.“On the local and state level this initiative will affect each person,” said Chris Sarappo, an

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Tags: Arizona, Marijuana legalization, Ballot initiative

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Sheriff candidates debate lively at chamber luncheon

Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Election 2016

ELOY — Can private business donate front-end loaders and backhoes to smash up the Mexican cartel drug traffickers’ corridors out in western Pinal County?You betcha says Democratic county sheriff candidate Kaye Dickson. And if elected Pinal County’s top cop she’s set to start bulldozing for the sake of county property

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, Pinal County Sheriff, Kaye Dickson, Kevin Taylor

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Pinal debate cordial, but Babeu criticized

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Pinal County

MARICOPA — Primary debates in the races for Pinal County sheriff and county attorney on Saturday were surprisingly cordial as candidates largely focused on the questions posed rather than their competition.

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Tags: Pinal County, County Sherirr, County Attorney, Pinal County Candidates

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CD1 Republican candidates all oppose big government

Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Election 2016

MARICOPA — Wildfires, unemployment and porous borders were some of the faults Republican candidates in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District race blamed the federal government for during a public forum on Saturday.

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Tags: Election 2016, Congressional District 1

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Happy Birthday to Rose Mofford - 1st AZ Woman Gov

Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Pinal County

This Week in Arizona History…   On June 10, 1922, Arizona’s first woman governor, Rose Perica Mofford, was born in Globe, Arizona.   Mofford worked in the Arizona Treasurer’s Office, the Tax Commission, and served as business manager of the Arizona Highways magazine before becoming assistant secretary of state in 1953, a position she

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Pinal County Deputies Association Endorse Dickson

Sun, Jun 5, 2016

Environment

THe Pinal County Deputies Association conducted an interview process of all the candidates running for the open seat of Sheriff. All the members had an opportunity to view indepth interviews of each of the candidates and starting on May 24th cast their ballots for their preferences for the association to

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Tags: Dickson, Sheriff

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Did Babeu Warn Of Cartels To Help Fund His Race For Congress

Fri, May 27, 2016

Election 2016

azcentral.com-Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says drug cartels are in his county and that the public should be on alert. However, his claims are being disputed by other members of law enforcement.  A day after Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu advised Memorial Day travelers to pack a gun because of

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Tags: Arizona, Congressional District 1, Paul Babeu

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Model gov't: Arizona lawmakers outsource legislative ideas

Thu, May 26, 2016

AZ Legislature

PHOENIX – When Arizona lawmakers sponsored a 2016 house bill banning the sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn products, the bill matched almost exactly to language in legislation proposed outside Arizona. But House Bill 2176, which never got a committee hearing, was not the only bill in the state’s 52nd legislative

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Model laws

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Effort launches to block laws loosening rules for ‘dark money’

Thu, May 19, 2016

Election 2016

Arizonans could get the last word on whether to uphold or reject newly enacted campaign finance laws that would allow more “dark money” to flow into state elections.Opponents of changes approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature filed the necessary paperwork Friday to begin circulating petitions to refer the

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Campaign Finance Laws

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