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Exploring the myth of monolithic voting blocs

Campaigns often target voting "blocs" based on gender, religion and race, despite these groups being politically diverse.

Tucson Electric Power looks to expand renewables, raise customer rates

TEP’s plans to raise rates and install a transmission line near historic neighborhoods are not without controversy.

A look at Arizona’s two ballot measures

Arizona voters will decide on taxing top earners to fund education and legalizing recreational marijuana.

Pima County Board of Supervisors races could bring changes

All five seats are up for grabs on the board, which sets major local policy decisions.

Pima County Sheriff candidates face off in AZPM debate

In the debate, each candidate made their case for why he should be reelected to the role of sheriff.

Races for Pima County recorder and Santa Cruz County sheriff

Longtime public servants are leaving the roles, leaving those races wide open.

Race underway for Corporation Commission, Arizona's 'fourth branch of government'

The Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities, pipelines and securities, has three open seats this fall.

The risks of severe heat

The hottest summer in the city’s history came during a global health crisis, leaving many residents at risk for heat-related issues.

Revisiting the danger to pedestrians in Tucson

The city, like others, has seen a steady rise in people struck and killed while walking, though the trends may be shifting amid the pandemic.

Getting out the vote ahead of the November election

Arizona is a battleground state this year, and multiple groups are working to register as many voters as possible.

As Congress stalls on another stimulus bill, a look back at the last round of federal aid

Many businesses have struggled since the start of the pandemic, but federal funds have helped some.

Looking back at SB 1070 a decade later

Though the infamous “show me your papers” law was partially struck down, it has left a legacy in Arizona.

Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats

Local residents, a sheriff and a wildlife expert weigh in on the impacts of physical barriers at the southern border.

Back to school, one step at a time

Teachers, school administrators and elected officials weigh how to safely return to school.

Tucson hospitals balance full patient loads, COVID-19 stress

As hospitals inch closer to reaching full capacity, doctors and nurses continue to ask the public to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

Calls for police accountability continue as details of past cases emerge

Many community members are asking more questions as instances of police misconduct are revealed.

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