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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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The Day Lowell Observatory Went to Mexico (access required)

For more than 100 years, Lowell Observatory has sat on top of Mars Hill and Anderson Mesa southeast of Flagstaff. There was time, however, when the observatory moved to Mexico, and its continued future in Flagstaff was in question. The ...

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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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