Tom O’Halleran won the First Congressional District Democratic primary against Miguel Olivas by a wide margin— 59.2 to 40.8 percent as of Wednesday morning. On the Republican front, former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu claimed the GOP victory before many of the votes were counted.
The office just paid $750,000 to revamp its election recording system, which was touted by Secretary of State Michele Reagan as a replacement for a glitch-prone website that also led to reporting delays in the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.
Archeologists made a major discovery in Belize this summer: they uncovered one of the largest Mayan tombs ever found, along with two hieroglyphic panels. Northern Arizona University professor Jaime Awe led the expedition and talked about the discovery with the Arizona Science Desk.
Former legislator Matt Heinz won the Democratic primary election in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, McSally, who won her seat two years ago by 167 votes after a recount, said she is ready for the challenge this time, because she has something to run on.
Arpaio defeated former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse leader Marsha Hill and former MCSO deputy K. Wayne Baker. As of Tuesday evening with 86 percent of precincts counted, Arpaio had captured 66 percent of the vote.