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Former Tucson mayor Lew Murphy dies at 72 (access required)

Lewis C. “Lew” Murphy, a Republican who served four four-year terms as Tucson’s mayor from 1971 to 1987, died Dec. 1, a day after suffering a massive heart attack. Mr. Murphy was 72. Mr. Murphy, colorful and often outspoken, was ...

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3 more file for Senate seats (access required)

Two unsuccessful candidates for the Legislature in 2004 and one newcomer have filed recently for the state Senate. Steve Poe, a Democrat who lost to Sen. Bob Burns in the District 9 general election, has again filed for that seat, ...

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Judge: Lawmaker must leave office (access required)

A judge has ruled that state Rep. David Burnell Smith, a Republican from District 7, must leave office because of campaign finance violations. Judge Mark Aceto of Maricopa County Superior Court on Dec. 7 granted a motion filed by Attorney ...

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