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Schools Chief Races Focus on Common Core, Finances

Incumbent Republican Huppenthal faces primary challenge; 2 Democrats seek general election ballot spot.

METRO WEEK: CD2 Candidates Push Toward Barber Challenge

Kais, McSally, Wooten discuss immigration, federal budget issues, Social Security and Medicare in Green Valley forum.

AZ Week: Clean Elections Pushes Educational Programs for Voters

Efforts to get more people involved in primary, general elections including bilingual ads informing independents they can vote in primaries.

Secretary of State Race: Who Can Best Assume Governorship?

Issue relevant because 4 of last 9 governors moved up under constitutionally mandated line of succession.

Second Sanctuary Case at Tucson’s Church, Woman Moves in Today

A Mexican immigrant living in the U.S. illegally hopes for deportation relief.

Apprehension of Lone Minors Down 4% in Tucson, Up in Texas

More than 57,000 in all along border; data show increase in 'family units' caught crossing illegally in Southern Arizona.

Brewer Endorses Smith for Governor

Governor says former Mesa mayor shares her values on Medicaid expansion, economy, border.

Tucson Bus Strike Averted by Last-Minute Agreement

Teamsters, Sun Tran management reach accord; drivers will vote Thursday on new contract; no details released.

GOP LD 11 House Race Focuses on Taxes, Land Use, Education

Two political newcomers, one former state Legislature administrative staff member.

AZ Top in Nation for Solar Energy Per Capita

Study notes state policies such as Renewable Energy Standard have attracted more people to get clean energy; also pointed some setbacks in past year.

Southern AZ State Senate Primary Features 2 Contested Races

2 GOP candidates seek District 11 seat; longtime Democratic lawmaker Cajero Bedford faces party challenge.

Unaccompanied Children at Tucson Shelter to Start Classes

Shelter officials bring teachers to facility housing Central American migrants.

Controversy Dominates Race for AZ Attorney General

Accusations against incumbent Tom Horne figure strongly in Republican Party challenger's campaign tactics.

3 Pima County Districts in State’s Top 10 School Systems

AZ Department of Education releases letter grades, AIMS results; statewide, little gain in student performance.

15 Doses of Lethal Drugs Used in Convicted Murderer's Execution

Joseph Wood's attorneys say the state Dept. of Corrections violated execution protocol by doing so.

METRO WEEK: Campaign Money Flows to Tucson Area TV

About $1M spent on political TV advertising in Southern Arizona in July.

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