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Secretary of State doesn’t have to update voter registrations

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

Judge says it would cause chaos so soon before the November election to change registrations A federal judge refused to order Secretary of State Michele Reagan to immediately update voter registration addresses of 384,000 Arizonans who moved since the last election, reports Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times. But Judge James Teilborg […]

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Public education a major topic of LD8 debate

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

Incumbent Republican state legislators said they were “proud” of what had been accomplished for education in the last session, although they somewhat agreed with their Democratic challengers that the job isn’t finished. Candidates for representative and senator in Arizona’s Legislative District 8 met for a debate sponsored by the Arizona Clean Elections Commission Monday at […]

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Grijalva debate gets racial, nasty

Posted by   /  September 19, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  Immigration, border enforcement weighed heavily in the debate By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Congressional hopeful Nick Pierson lashed out at incumbent Rep. Raúl Grijalva in a televised debate, saying he’s “not a good example of a Mexican, not a good example of a Mexican-American, and he’s not a […]

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[OPINION] Kate Gallego easily outsmarts her rivals in the first Phoenix mayor debate

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  By Elvia Díaz | Arizona Republic Kate Gallego’s Harvard education paid off Monday. She easily outsmarted her rivals during the first mayoral debate, which gave Phoenix residents a glimpse of the four vying to lead Arizona’s capital city. The former Phoenix councilwoman commanded an understanding of issues facing the city, […]

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Arizona clean-energy ballot measure supporters say attorney general undermined proposal

Posted by   /  September 18, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Wording that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office used for the explanation of a clean-energy ballot initiative to be seen by voters may make the measure less likely to pass, according to initiative backers. The language used by the state’s attorney deals with potential costs to consumers. It is also […]

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Could districts diversify Flagstaff City Council?

Posted by   /  September 17, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Adrian Skabelund | Arizona Daily Sun Of the six candidates running for Flagstaff City Council in 2018, all live in neighborhoods from which other candidates have run for council previously. And looking at the history of public office in Flagstaff, this is not unusual. If you map where those running for public office […]

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District 8 candidate talks light rail, economic development

Posted by   /  September 17, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jose Ivan Cazares | Desert Devil Michael Langley first became enamored with the people of Phoenix when he participated in the Fiesta Bowl as an undergraduate at the University of Miami. After moving to the state to complete his EMBA at the University of Arizona, he officially settled in the city. Now the […]

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Scottsdale City Council candidates talk future of economic development

Posted by   /  September 15, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent Scottsdale voters will elect three people to serve as members of Scottsdale City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This election year features five candidates seeking three City Council seats. The incumbents are: Kathy Littlefield, David Smith and Linda Milhaven; meanwhile, the challengers are Bill Crawford and Solange Whitehead. In […]

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Candidates for top education office have concerns about charter schools

Posted by   /  September 14, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

  By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Charter schools, insufficient public school funding and Proposition 305 were some of the topics in the first debate in the race for state superintendent of public instruction. Republican Frank Riggs and Democrat Kathy Hoffman met at the forum hosted by the Arizona Association of School Business Officials […]

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Would Trump rally help or hurt Ducey’s re-election bid?

Posted by   /  September 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Maria Polletta | Arizona Republic Recent poll numbers put incumbent Doug Ducey ahead in the race for governor but suggest less-favorable opinions of fellow Republican Donald Trump, raising the question of whether the president’s anticipated visit to the Valley will help or hurt the governor’s re-election bid. Trump, who endorsed Ducey just before […]

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