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METRO WEEK: Negative Campaigning 'Worst Ever' This Year

Institute for Civil Discourse analyzes spending and tone; finds increased voter frustration.

Political Potpourri: Final Campaign Flurry; Election Day Looms

Gubernatorial candidates Ducey, DuVal barnstorming state for last appeals to voters; CD2 candidates rallying.

More Registered Voters in Arizona, Except in Maricopa County

Biggest area records 1.9% decline from 'inactive' voters, driving state number down slightly; Pima County up 2.2%.

What Role Do Voter Polls Play in Election Campaigns?

Surveys could give insight of where races are headed, inform candidates of important issues to community.

Nearly Half of Early Ballots Requested in Pima County Mailed Back

More than 309K voters in region asked for one this election.

Arizona Legislature May Try to Fix Licensing System for Doctors

State representative says lawmakers could approve bill changing process amid current backlog of applications.

2014 Election Campaigns: 'Worst Ever' in Terms of Negative Ads

Although most would say they dislike them, there are plenty on TV screens; are they effective in voters' choices?

Navajo Language Fluency Still a Requirement for Tribal Candidates

President Ben Shelly vetoes legislation that may have allowed Chris Deschene back in presidential race.

Arizona Reviewing Vital Records to Accomodate Same-Sex Couples

Health Director Humble says spouses can now get death certificates amid legalization of gay marriage.

Election Day One Week Away; Strategists Weigh In

Loads of money pouring into campaigns, possible political transformation of Arizona can make this a historic election, both argue.

Lawmakers: Tax E-Cigarettes to Aid Budget Shortfall

Arizona legislators are considering proposal as a way to help cover $1B deficit expected by 2017.

Child's Right to Refuse Court Interviews Doesn't Expire at 18

Arizona Supreme Court unanimously resolves conflict between two rulings by the state Court of Appeals.

Native American Vote Key in Arizona's Largest Congressional District

CD 1 covers nearly two-thirds of state including 12 tribal nations.

ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING

Several people discuss efforts to reform the state employee hiring and firing system while having opposing beliefs.
Jimmy Chavez - President, Arizona Highway Patrol Association 
Sheri Van Horsen - President, Local 3111, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 
Mark Flatten - Investigative Journalist, Goldwater Institute 
Nick Dranias - Director, Center for Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

METRO WEEK: What Impact Do Tucson Lawmakers Have on Arizona Legislature?

Two former legislators weigh in on changing influence of local politicians.

Navajo Council Changes Language Law for Candidates

Native fluency won't be required for presidential candidate Chris Deschene if current nation president signs bill.

Early Ballot Deadline Friday; Here's How to Get One

Call Pima County Recorder's Office, 520 724-4330, or go to county recorder's website by clicking in this story.

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