Pima County Attorney Laura Conover Recovers $1 Million for Fraud Victims

Since launching an anti-fraud squad a year ago, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover has recovered nearly $1 million for local victims of housing, internet and financial scams. “Fraud attracts certain minds. It’s so different from prosecuting violent crime,” Conover said at a meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “These prosecutors and investigators and staff get … Read more

ACLU Sues Maricopa Prosecutors to Halt ‘Retaliation Policy’ that Coerces Guilty Pleas

The Maricopa County Attorney uses a “retaliation policy” to force defendants – including innocent people – to plead guilty immediately or face “substantially harsher” penalties before any evidence has been disclosed. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to halt the Policy for violating a person’s right to due process and a trial. “This ‘Retaliation … Read more

Attorney General Brnovich Set to Use Nazi Gas as He Restarts Executions

Moratoriums on the death penalty have been the rule in Arizona for the last seven years, resulting from the torturous death of Joseph Wood in 2014. Wood took almost two hours to die when Arizona Corrections Department officials injected him with 15 doses of a lethal cocktail. One of the drugs used to kill Wood was midazolam, a … Read more

Mark Finchem Has a Lot of Explaining to Do About January 6

Do you know where your Arizona state representative was on January 6, 2021, when Trumpist domestic terrorists attempted an insurrection and stormed the Nation’s Capitol? The people who reside in LD 11 may be surprised to know that one of their state representatives, Mark Finchem apparently was closer to the attack than he professed to … Read more

The 4 Priorities of Congressional Candidate Kirsten Engel

State Senator Kirsten Engel outlined her four priorities for US Congress at the May 31, 2021 meeting of Democrats of Greater Tucson. “What do I see as my priorities? What am I going to work on in Congress? I would say there are four top priorities. “My top priority is building an economy that works … Read more

Running for Congress in CD2, Kirsten Engel Seeks a Thriving Economy and Infrastructure Development

Arizona State Senator Kirsten Engel (D-LD10) has an impressive resume that checks all boxes as a Democratic Congressional Candidate looking to succeed the retiring Ann Kirkpatrick in 2022. Senator Engel has been: A staff attorney for the Environmental Protection Agency. A staff attorney for the Sierra Club. The acting chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Protection Division. … Read more

GOP Attorney General Indicts Two Democrats for Ballot Collection

The Republican attorney general, Mark Brnovich, indicted two Democratic Latinas for collecting ballots, using a law that has been declared unconstitutional. Most people missed the blatantly political indictment because it was surreptitiously announced the day before Christmas Eve. The indictment is a direct attack on the Latino tradition of taking ballots to the polls for … Read more

Educator and Community Stalwart Rex Scott is Running for Pima Supervisor, District 1

Rex Scott has been part of the Pima County Community since 1991. A teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the local area,  Scott, who also served as a City Council Member when he lived in Athens, Ohio, wants to take this professional experience and utilize it as the next District One Pima County Board Supervisor. … Read more

Will the New Conservative Court Impede Medical Aid in Dying Laws?

Although staunchly Catholic Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, has never weighed in on medical aid in dying legislation, she certainly believes it’s a sin. She follows Pope Francis, who reiterated on September 22, that “assisted suicide and euthanasia are intrinsically evil, in every situation or circumstance.” Barrett’s youngest child of seven –two of whom … Read more