Larry Dever wanted to address the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Instead, he addressed the press corps at his lawyer’s office in Scottsdale. The Cochise County sheriff, along with his prominent counterparts from Maricopa and Pinal counties, hosted a viewing party at the Rose Law Group to watch the Nov. 1 hearing at the Ninth Circuit on SB1070. Sitting alongside Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, Dever made his opinions known, even if the three judges couldn’t hear him.Read More »
Polling on Arizona’s statewide races has consistently shown GOP candidates on top, and Republicans are optimistic that the anti-Democratic mood sweeping the state and the country will give them total control of state government.
Only a couple of relatively competitive races stand between Republicans and their first sweep of Arizona’s six statewide offices since 1994, not including the Corporation Commission.
The Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter claims that the rejection of a member who applied to be on a board that recommends Game & Fish Commission nominees is part of a broader effort to keep conservationists from having a say in wildlife policy.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio severed his ties with an anti-illegal immigration group over a mass email that went out to thousands of people under his name.Read More »
Ben Grumbles, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, announced that he'll step down from the agency by the end of the year. Grumbles announced the resignation to the ADEQ staff in an email Oct. 28.Read More »
Jon Hulburd is spending like a man who believes he has a chance to win. The Democrat contributed $250,000 to his campaign for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District on Oct. 25, the second such contribution of that amount he's made in the final weeks of the election season.Read More »
Lawmakers seeking to join a lawsuit to stop a casino in Glendale are casting their fight as a state's rights issue, but the city is the one paying the bills.Read More »
A judge denied Republican attorney general candidate Tom Horne’s request for an injunction against television ads being run by a Democratic-funded group, Horne said.Read More »
Many Democrats view the attorney general’s race as their best chance of winning a statewide office in 2010, and national organizations from both sides have spent nearly $1 million in the final weeks of the campaign.Read More »
The Maricopa County Republican Party's move to strip Grant Woods and two other members of a precinct committee of their voting rights was illegal, interim County Attorney Rick Romley said.Read More »