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 »
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Rep. Richard Miranda is resigning from the state House of Representatives, claiming health and family issues.Read More »
Won over by her legislative experience, Maricopa County’s supervisors today picked Rep. Judy Burges to replace former Sen. Scott Bundgaard.
Burges, who has been a lawmaker since 2005, became the Senate’s newest member later in the afternoon, when she took her oath of office and was promptly escorted to her new seat.
Kyrsten Sinema’s resignation from the Senate triggers a replacement process that will create a domino effect at the state Capitol.Read More »
County officials don't like either Door No. 1 or Door No. 2 when confronted with the approaching 2012 implementation of an Arizona law that would shift costs for housing thousands of prisoners from the state to the 15 counties.Read More »
During the Dec. 5, meeting of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, we adopted a temporary moratorium on acceptance of new public roads and streets into the Mohave County Road Maintenance System, other than those completed in accordance with subdivision plat approval.Read More »
Roughly 100 opponents of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio turned out at a meeting of Maricopa County officials Wednesday to urge the officials to call for his resignation amid reports of botched sex-crime investigations and other problems in his department.Read More »
Maricopa County has decided to push back against the multi-million dollar contributions the state has forced it and four other counties to provide during the past three fiscal years to help fill holes in the budget.Read More »
Maricopa County officials on Wednesday approved Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 2008 purchase of a $456,000 inmate-transport bus that sat unused for more than two years because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding.Read More »
The answers provided by former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and his deputy Lisa Aubuchon during three days of testimony this week maintained a consistent theme: It was nothing personal.Read More »