Newly appointed U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo is familiar with politically charged cases and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
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Maricopa County officials have approved a budget which includes millions of dollars for employee bonuses.Read More »
Maricopa County officials have approved spending up to $4 million to cover post-conviction appeals for defendants facing the death penalty.Read More »
Maricopa County Treasurer Charles “Hos” Hoskins will meet with an attorney to determine whether he can take legal action to stop a $975,000 settlement to Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.Read More »
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed Judge Kyle Jones as the North Mesa Precinct Justice of the Peace.Read More »
Arizona's most populous county is moving to participate in a federal court case to argue that it's too late to temporarily change new legislative districts in time for this year's elections.Read More »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas took a swipe at his accusers and the Arizona Supreme Court today in announcing he is not going to appeal his April 10 disbarment. Thomas had until 5 p.m. today to file a notice of appeal, but instead sent an email to the press to say that he can’t continue the legal proceedings because the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors refused to pay for his attorneys.Read More »
Last week, Daniel Patterson ditched his Democratic Party affiliation and registered as an independent, decrying partisan politics at the Capitol.
But at some point yesterday, Patterson re-registered as a Democrat, the Pima County Recorders Office confirmed. The Pima County Democratic chairman said Patterson told him he did it before he resigned, a move that thrusts the appointment process for Patterson’s former legislative seat into uncharted territory.
Latino and black leaders will hold a forum in Phoenix Tuesday night to gather public input on what sort of agreement the U.S. Justice Department should strike with Sheriff Joe Arpaio to settle civil rights allegations against the police agency.Read More »
I’m not an environmentalist and I don’t understand all of the environmental issues, but I do understand that we get 5 million people coming to the Grand Canyon every year. Tourism is not compatible with mining or with the mining trucks transporting uranium to be processed in Utah, and generally running the risk of despoiling this national treasure.Read More »