6 Pima County Races You Should Know About

by Alison Jones Things are moving fast and furiously, and monthly just isn’t often enough. In upcoming weekly letters, I will be talking about what will be on your ballot. This week: countywide races. There will be six countywide races on every ballot in Pima County: Sheriff, Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder, Attorney, and Schools Superintendent. Excellent … Read more

Progress Report from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick

by Ann Kirkpatrick Suffice to say, last week was a challenging one for our community. The tragic, heartless, and unjust murder of George Floyd led to a nationwide outcry — an outcry sadly not unfamiliar to us. There is systemic racism still embedded in our country’s fabric, and more must be done to address it. … Read more

Alison Jones: Mail-in voting works

Alison Jones, Pima County Democratic Party Chair

by Alison Jones Pima County GOP Chairman David Eppihimer railed against mail-in ballots in a recent Op-Ed (“The left’s all-mail voting fantasy must be put to rest,” April 25). While Eppihimer is parroting Trump dogma, most voters — including most Republicans — disagree. Eppihimer’s arguments against all-mail voting are deeply flawed. Let us count the … Read more

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect yourself from scams

Ann Kirkpatrick landscape

by Ann Kirkpatrick There has been an explosion of scams including robocalls, texts, and emails with people posing as government officials or businesses offering refunds for missed vacations or virus-testing kits. Financial regulators and consumer groups are warning people about scams disguised as social security, medical, charity, and stimulus check information. It is disheartening knowing … Read more

An Educator’s View of the New State Budget

by Luci Messing The Legislature passed an $11.8 billion ‘skinny’ contingency budget and has adjourned until April 13. There are both good and not so good included in the details of what was passed. Public education will be receiving funding to support all staff throughout school closures. This will allow our teachers to work on … Read more