It seems that sleazy political tricks are oozing through every crack in the sidewalk. From Washington to Chicago to Mesa, political figures will say and do just about anything to get elected — or to prevent someone else from getting elected.Read More »
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Democrats Bruce Babbitt and Wes Bolin represent the long and short of Arizona’s gubernatorial reigns.
Bolin, born Harvey Wesley Bolin in 1908, set a longevity record as Arizona secretary of state, serving almost 29 years, from 1949 to 1977. And when Raul Castro resigned as governor on Oct. 20, 1977, to become U.S. ambassador to Argentina, Bolin moved up to the Governor’s Office.
Keeping rural arizona ‘Afloat’: USDA development program provided $750 million to bolster outlying areas
The three most prevalent words in politics these days are jobs, jobs, jobs.
On one hand, incumbents are doing and saying what they think they should in order to hang onto their jobs, and challengers are scurrying about trying to figure out ways to snatch those jobs for their very own.
But the jobs that really matter are the ones that constituents still have, are in danger of losing, have lost or are applying for.
Two generations of two high-profile Arizona Democratic families — the DeConcinis and the Goddards — landed influential state and federal positions dating back to the mid-20th century.Read More »
The Udall name has dominated Arizona’s political landscape and beyond for the better part of the 20th century, with Morris King Udall, affectionately known as Mo, the only member of the family to reach for the presidency of the United States — so far.Read More »
Three generations of an Arizona family developed deep political roots, but were never tempted to run for office.Read More »
After the flames: Advanced ADEQ air monitors find historically high level of ‘particularly nasty pollutant’
When it comes to wildfires, size really matters — the bigger the blaze, the greater potential danger to homes, businesses, wildlife, trees, shrubs, the environment, and most important, people.Read More »
Arizona’s two most esteemed jurists were pioneers in their own right, opening the door for women to courts of the highest level.
Both icons — Sandra Day O’Connor and Lorna E. Lockwood — also served in the Arizona Legislature.
Real copper dome will cap centennial rifles’ Capitol etching: Colorado specialty gun maker will produce 100 rifles honoring Arizona
Jim Combs, owner of Wellington LTD, a Colorado marketing company that offers limited-edition firearms with laser-etched carvings for special occasions, keeps tabs on such things as city, county, state and business anniversaries.
So he came up with a state of Arizona centennial special edition rifle. He calls it a collector’s Henry grade .45-caliber rifle.
Wearing multiple hats was not uncommon for Arizona’s political figures when the state was much younger and less populated, but the career of at least one legendary figure merits being labeled as unique.Read More »