Elections 2012


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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?

Prop. 204 seeks money for education

Should lawmakers — or voters — decide how to fund education in Arizona?

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Sheriff candidates differ on drinking policy

Shepherd defends current policy, Jones would bar any return to duty if a deputy has been drinking

Two men running for county sheriff have offered different accounts as to how they would have handled recent allegations.

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GOP candidates oppose school tax, favor state takeover

District 6 contenders urge Payson crowd to defeat Prop. 204 and embrace Prop. 120

Voters should reject a one-cent sales tax for education and highways, but embrace a ballot measure attempt to take over federal lands in Arizona.

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Jackman challenges Martin in county contest

‘I’m going to win’ District One supervisor developer and activist insists

Hallie Overman-Jackman is on the record: “I’m going to win because people want a change, they want transparency.”

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District One supervisor race heats up

Incumbent Tommie Cline Martin, a Republican, said voters can expect to see and hear more from her in the coming weeks.

Proposition a distraction from state’s real issues

Legislation sponsored this year by one of our opponents, Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson), appears on the Nov. 6 ballot as Proposition 120.

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State legislative candidates decry ‘extremism’

Chabin, LeFevre say Legislature’s cuts have crippled towns and schools and now threaten region’s tourist economy

Arizona must reverse deep budget cuts to protect the state’s schools and its vital tourist economy, insisted candidates seeking to represent Rim Country in the state Legislature Wednesday night in Payson.

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Proposition challenges control of federal lands

Move to seize 25 million acres divides candidates for Legislature

A controversial ballot measure intended to allow the state to seize control of millions of acres of federal land has drawn a sharp divide between two slates of candidates seeking to represent Rim Country in the state Legislature.

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Special district elections mostly already decided

Few contest elections for fire, water districts

A number of special district boards must be getting it right, since no one filed to throw incumbents out.