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Sparring Globe supervisor candidates seek handful of votes in Rim Country

Several pockets of Northern and Central Gila County voters will cast ballots in the race for District 2 Supervisor.

Nine candidates debate school district priorities

Role of teachers, budget cuts, district secrets, school excellence divide and unite those seeking board seats

Stepping into the voting booth on Nov. 6 to ponder the ballot Payson Unified District School (PUSD) Board may overwhelm many voters -- with nine candidates for just three spots.

Four candidates vie for Pine school board spots

The Pine-Strawberry School District sits peacefully nestled in the Pine valley.

Last-minute accusations roil recorder’s race

Globe businessman challenges incumbent with charges of election manipulations

The election in the Gila County Recorder’s race has heated up with accusations from challenger Mickie Nye.

Sanitary District fees spur debate

Sewer hookup charges at center of unprecedented challenge for seats on board

For the first time in years, voters have a choice of candidates for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District board.

State senate contest poses stark contrast

Rep. Tom Chabin pushes hardest for increased school spending while Rep. Chester Crandell crusades for state takeover of federal lands

Two veteran lawmakers are seeking the State Senate seat representing northern Gila County, offering voters a stark choice – with education and a proposed takeover of state land at the heart of the debate.

Challenger asking tough questions of longtime treasurer

Don Ascoli, like all of the challengers in the more obscure countywide races, faces an uphill battle against incumbent Deborah Savage.

Education debate defines state house contest

Candidates in brand new state legislative district disagree about education cuts, effort to control federal lands, host of issues

The wide-open contest to fill two seats in the totally redrawn State House Legislative District Six offers starkly contrasting prescriptions for reviving the state’s economy.

Lag in assessments, home values spurs assessor’s race

Incumbent Dale Hom faces first challenge in 25 years from Northern Gila County realtor Deborah Hughes

Dale Hom has quietly and efficiently managed the Gila County Assessor’s office for 25 years.

Medicare reforms roil senate contest

Flake and Carmona now in a dead heat, with misleading attack ads about Medicare central to the debate

The debate about the future of Medicare has exploded in the middle of the fierce, dead-heat contest between Rep. Jeff Flake and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona to replace outgoing U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

Four seek seats on Hellsgate Fire board

Candidates debate sharp property tax increases and cost of medical/fire protection in struggling Hellsgate Fire District

Soaring property tax rates in the Hellsgate Fire District serving Star Valley and many unincorporated communities has spurred a vigorously contested contest for board seats.

Voters confront blizzard of propositions

Proposition 117, also known as the Property Tax Assessed Valuation Amendment, would amend the Arizona Constitution to limit the annual increase in the value of property used to calculate property taxes.

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County sheriff candidates differ on jail command

Gila County sheriff candidates Adam Shepherd and Craig Jones agree on a lot of things, but not about who should run the overcrowded, underfunded jails.

Early ballot mix-up for Mesa del residents

Early Ballots sent to voters in the Mesa del Caballo area did not include the governing board member election for the Northern Gila County Sanitary District. The Gila County Recorder’s Office and the Gila County Department of Elections are mailing a paper ballot containing the Northern Gila County Sanitary District election to those that have already received an early ballot.

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The Greasy Pole - Election poses vital choices

Special section examines facts, furor and impacts

Cut school spending — or business taxes? Reduce sheriff’s patrols — or raise property taxes? Find money for teacher raises — or crack down on bad teachers?