A human-rights group is accusing Arizona of violating international law by improperly using "cruel isolation" for years at a time for non-violent or mentally ill inmates and depriving them of basic physical and mental health care.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne denied allegations that he violated campaign laws in 2010 and accused the prosecutor who made them of filing a complaint because he knew he was about to lose his job.
In an email on Monday evening, Horne spokeswoman Amy Rezzonico said the attorney general did not illegally collaborate with Kathleen Winn, the chairwoman of a pro-Horne independent expenditure that spent more than a half-million dollars on attack ads against his Democratic opponent.
Federal authorities are investigating Attorney General Tom Horne over allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure committee that spent more than a half-million dollars on negative ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.
A complaint filed in February by a prosecutor in Horne’s own office - and a onetime political ally of Horne - alleges that the attorney general collaborated with an independent expenditure called Business Leaders for Arizona, which received $115,000 from Horne’s brother-in-law in California.
The complaint, filed with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, also alleges that Horne rewarded the chairwoman of the campaign group with a high-paying job at the Attorney General’s Office.
During the past several years, the Republican-led Legislature has passed some of the county’s toughest laws aimed at driving illegal immigrants from the state and deterring them from entering it.
For the most part, those laws have focused on enforcement within the state’s boundaries.
Now the strategy has shifted, and immigration hawks in the Legislature are taking their fight directly to the border.
FREDONIA — Forest officials on the Kaibab Plateau want to mechanically thin trees and do prescribed burns on about 5,000 acres to protect structures from the threat of wildfires.Read More »
The Arizona House has voted down a proposal to use $40 million from a land-conservation fund for forest restoration and historical and cultural resources.Read More »
An Arizona sheriff known for making prisoners wear pink underwear asked an appeals court Wednesday to reconsider its ruling that criticized jail officers' decision to force the colorful boxer shorts onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed the officers were trying to rape him.Read More »
A federal judge's decision to block the importation of a drug used in some executions in Arizona is expected to have little or no immediate impact on the state.Read More »
TUCSON — Parents of school children in Arizona will be required to fill out new forms showing proof of residency for the upcoming school year.Read More »
Arizona legislators are pushing back against the federal government on a host of issues this session by advancing legislation that seeks a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, sets up a committee to review all federal mandates and requires federal law enforcement officers to notify local sheriffs before taking action.Read More »