More than 2,000 firefighters from several states battled a 287-square-mile wildfire in eastern Arizona that forced the evacuation of mountain communities and the closure of roads and a key highway as it burned its way through dry timber and brush.Read More »
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A former Tucson city judge was suspended from practicing law for two years after an investigation showed he sexually harassed female lawyers.Read More »
Processing of petitions to force a recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce is running ahead of schedule, increasing the possibility that an election would be held in November.Read More »
Arizona’s medical marijuana law continues to pay out. The payoff isn’t so great for sickened would-be patients and convalescing recreational users, as it is for journalists and attorneys.Read More »
Buoyed by the successful defense of the employer sanctions law in court, its architect is considering upping the ante by hitting counties that don’t enforce the law where it would hurt the most — their financial bottom line.Read More »
Forese told our reporter he went up to the Ninth Floor last week to apologize to Brewer after admonishing her at the Arizona Commerce Authority board meeting for her veto of S1041 (property taxes; capital investment; new jobs).Read More »
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised Thursday to clarify the Justice Department's position on state medical marijuana laws after federal prosecutors warned they might prosecute everyone from licensed growers to regulators.Read More »
I suspected Gov. Jan Brewer would veto SB1593 and applaud her for doing so.
This bill was yet another example of a misguided Legislature embracing a feel-good piece of legislation that was promoted by health insurance reform advocates, such as Dr. Eric Novack.
Since the May 24 announcement by Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne that they would seek judicial clarification of the conflict between longstanding federal drug laws and Arizona’s new medical marijuana law in federal court, proponents of the new law have been preparing legal recourse designed to put the medical marijuana program back on track.Read More »
The federal government is sending more than $29 million to Arizona to help pay for repairs to roads and highways caused by last year's storms and wildfires.Read More »