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Digging into campaign spending in the 2020 election

How much difference did record-breaking campaign spending make in Arizona?

Downtown development renews scrutiny of economic incentives and community preservation

A tax incentive helped revitalize Tucson’s downtown, but some residents say it also threatens to push them out.

A look at how zoning shapes Tucson development

Zoning is increasingly at the heart of conversations around housing affordability and environmental sustainability.

Lecture series examines ‘Woman Power’

The fall talks at the UA touched upon the way women wield power in language, family life and their communities.

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.

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