A 30-year-old political novice who has never voted shook up the race for a little known, down-ballot office in Pinal County by outmaneuvering a veteran attorney in court on a challenge to her petitions.Read More »
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The Arizona Supreme Court’s new chief justice, Scott Bales, began his five-year term June 27 and introduced the court’s plan to reach its top goals under his leadership. Bales, a Democrat who was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napalitano, has been on the bench since 2005. He took over the rotating position from Justice Rebecca White Berch, who will return to her duties as a justice.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has hired two lawyers who have contributed money or campaign work for Attorney General Tom Horne to investigate claims he and his staff are using taxpayer time and resources to run his re-election campaign.Read More »
Six death row inmates, including one scheduled to die July 23, sued the state today in federal court, alleging the secrecy surrounding the lethal drugs to be used in executions violates their First Amendment rights.Read More »
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal cried and apologized for his anonymous blogs Wednesday, but a former schools chief who called for his resignation said she wasn’t convinced.Read More »
Armando Ruiz started Espiritu Schools by bulldozing apartments on family-owned property to make room for a few portable buildings to serve as classrooms.
The former south Phoenix lawmaker stood on the school grounds in Phoenix in June 2014 and pointed to where a mountain of 10,000 tires once rose next to 300 rusty, dilapidated cars.
Some people collect antique cars. Others go fishing. Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal leaves posts anonymously about Adolf Hitler on political blogs.Read More »
After twice failing to convince lawmakers to pass a law forcing a polygamous enclave to disband its police force, Attorney General Tom Horne is now taking the request to a federal judge.Read More »
An estimated 50 percent of Arizona’s public-school students are going to use the more expensive paper versions of the Common Core achievement test.Read More »
The Arizona Attorney General is investigating allegations the Maricopa County Flood Control District altered public documents to cover up an open meetings law violation and get more fees from private businesses, according to a search warrant affidavit.Read More »