As the government health-care website chugs along, the Obama administration has initiated a counter-initiative to combat Republican naysaying — and its weapons are of superior grade.
WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House will not hold formal, compromise talks on the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration bill, a fresh signal from the Republican leadership that the issue is dead for the year.
Tucsonans voted resoundingly for more of the same this year, electing all three Democratic incumbents to new terms on the City Council.
The “government” isn’t a monolithic entity, held together with impermeable glue. It’s a collection of individuals who, if they’re doing their jobs, are working each day for the good of our country and people.
WASHINGTON - In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration Tuesday unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the new health-care law that many companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines.
Phoenix Democrat Fred DuVal made his run for governor official on Wednesday, saying the state is at a crossroads.
WASHINGTON — An assault-weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
The Senate voted 17-12, with all Democrats opposed, to impose new rules on when a divorced parent can move.
Two members of Tucson's delegation at the Legislature are applying for jobs that would require them to resign if they're hired.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.
The Democrats on the Pima County Board of Supervisors defeated a move by new Republican Supervisor Ally Miller to appoint conservative talk-radio host Joe Higgins to the Pima County Fair Commission.
PHOENIX - Members of the Independent Redistricting Commission do not need to answer certain questions from those who are suing them, a federal court has ruled.
PHOENIX - Arizona House and Senate Democrats chose leaders Thursday who are likely to continue to push the same priorities as before, but they hope with a bit more success because of increased numbers.
• Nov. 6. General election night. Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Oct. 28. Meet-and-greet with Nancy Young Wright, Democratic candidate for Pima County Board of Supervisors District 1. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Dusenberry Library, 5605 E. River Road.
• Oct. 22. Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon with guest speakers Mark Stegeman, Kristel Ann Foster, Cam Juarez and Betts Putnam-Hidalgo; all candidates for TUSD Board. At noon at Dragon's View Restaurant, 400 Bonita Avenue. Lunch is $8.50.
• Oct. 15. Candidate forum on education hosted by the Catalina Foothills School District Family Faculty Organization. Candidates from CD2, LD9 and Pima County Board of Supervisors have been invited. At 6:30 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive. RSVP to julie_farbarik…
• Oct. 8. Congressional District 1 debate hosted by Marana & Oro Valley Chambers of Commerce with Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and Republican Jonathan Paton. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Legacy Traditional School - Northwest Tucson Campus, 3500 W. Cortaro Farms Road.