The Nogales Police Department's data for 2010 shows an 11 percent drop from the previous year in serious crimes like homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults. Now, city leaders, residents and businesspeople say it’s unfair that Nogales is often portrayed as rife with conflict and bloodshed from drug cartels.Read More »
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Maricopa County has added more people – almost a million – than any other U.S. county in the past decade, but that growth has slowed substantially since the economy soured, according Census Bureau estimates released Monday.Read More »
Scott Bundgaard remains majority leader of the Arizona Senate after a closed caucus of Republicans met amid controversy over his involvement in an alleged domestic violence incident.
Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Gould, the Ethics Committee chairman, is still mulling the mechanics of a potential Ethics Committee hearing into the incident.
The Arizona Senate Ethics Committee's chairman says he's willing to have a hearing on Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard but doesn't want to do anything that could taint any possible future criminal proceedings.Read More »
Building, buying & selling: Contractors, sellers, regulators and unions vie (hope) for positives in 2011
From homebuilders to Realtors, representatives of the recession-ravaged construction and real estate industries are doggedly pursuing dual legislative goals.
They’re determined to block legislation that they say would further sink their struggling businesses while supporting measures that might give them a financial boost. Several bills are under consideration that would make it easier to sell homes.
The Arizona House has passed a drug testing bill proposed as a response to Arizona voters' legalization of medical marijuana.Read More »
Gould had harsh words for Bundgaard today as he called for the senator to step down from his leadership post.Read More »
The state Senate's majority leader refused to resign from the Legislature on Monday as he drew bipartisan criticism over a roadside altercation with a woman who was his girlfriend at the time.Read More »
The U.S. Justice Department says it will send workers to monitor Maricopa County's upcoming municipal elections.Read More »
Several Democratic senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard to resign from the Legislature because of an alleged domestic violence incident, and for an ethics investigation if he doesn't.
Sen. Ron Gould, who chairs the Senate Ethics Committee, wants Bundgaard to at least resign his leadership post.