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Arpaio ordered to appear at hearing on records

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to attend a hearing this month to explain why his office hasn't handed over records that the board had subpoenaed in an attempt to see whether he has misused taxpayer money.

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GOP-passed election laws targeted by Democrats (access required)

Two electoral changes implemented by Republicans this year have attracted opposition and litigation from Democrats who argued the laws violate the state Constitution to advance partisan agendas. In July, Gov. Jan Brewer signed S1123 into law. The legislation, proposed by Tucson Sen. Jonathan Paton, banned local governments from including partisan affiliations for candidates on the ballot.

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