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Where candidates stand: U.S. House District 7

<h4>Raúl Grijalva (D) (i) </h4></p>
<p>AGE: 60</p>
<p>CAREER: Bachelor's degree in sociology, University of Arizona</p>
<p>PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous community boards and commissions</p>
<p>POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: TUSD school board, 1974-86; Pima County Board of Supervisors, 1989-2002; U.S. Representative, 2003-present.

<h4>Raúl Grijalva (D) (i) </h4>

AGE: 60

CAREER: Bachelor's degree in sociology, University of Arizona

PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of numerous community boards and commissions

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: TUSD school board, 1974-86; Pima County Board of Supervisors, 1989-2002; U.S. Representative, 2003-present.

Under what conditions would you begin removing troops from Iraq?

GRIJALVA: Congress should set an expedited timetable for U.S. troops to withdraw, one that holds the president and the Iraqi government accountable; provides for real support to our men and women in uniform; and safely, responsibly and immediately begins to bring our troops home.

PETRULSKY: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

SWEENEY: Under the conditions that Iraqis consider important. If they consider those conditions encouraging enough to remove those troops, then we should do it.

What can Congress do to address energy costs?

GRIJALVA: We must develop an energy policy that moves us from fossil fuels and toward energy independence. We must prosecute anticompetitive practices of large oil corporations that restrict supply and drive up prices. We must create long- term alternative energy tax credits and investment in well-paying green jobs that protect small businesses and promote conservation.

PETRULSKY: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

SWEENEY: We’re going to have to do the big three. Clean up the coal generators. We’ve got to go to nuclear energy. We’ve got to pump enough domestic oil to make the world know we are serious.

How can Washington begin to improve the American economy?

GRIJALVA: Beyond the $700 billion bailout, all of our financial services must include re-regulation of Wall Street, a job-stimulus package, homeowner/taxpayer protections, real oversight and transparency of our financial intuitions.

PETRULSKY: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

SWEENEY: I’m big on corporate taxes and progressive income taxes. Two-thirds of our corporations have not paid taxes since 1997. I call it patron capitalism. They are money-changers.

What is the most important step toward fixing the immigration problem?

GRIJALVA: Arizona has been the test case for an enforcement-only policy. We need to address our porous border and improve our immigration policy through comprehensive immigration reform, such as the STRIVE Act. Any solution must work to make the estimated 10 million undocumented undergo a required process for legalization.

PETRULSKY: Did not respond to a questionnaire.

SWEENEY: Expedited removal. We can’t take on any more. State and local officials should cross-train their officers to do this. We can’t take any more of these kids in. This is an $8,000 baby-sitting bill.

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<h4>Raymond Petrulsky (L) </h4>
<p>AGE: 43</p>
<p>CAREER: Phone center manager</p>
<p>POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None” width=”640″ height=”480″ /><p class=

Raymond Petrulsky (L)

AGE: 43

CAREER: Phone center manager

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: None

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<h4>Joe Sweeney (R) </h4>
<p>AGE: 64 CAREER: Started the unaccredited Alexander Hamilton Evening Law School PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of the National Service Lobby, which he calls a public service advocacy group POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Has run for Congress 13 times” width=”437″ height=”640″ /><p class=

Joe Sweeney (R)

AGE: 64 CAREER: Started the unaccredited Alexander Hamilton Evening Law School PUBLIC SERVICE: Member of the National Service Lobby, which he calls a public service advocacy group POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Has run for Congress 13 times

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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