Two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah violated the constitutional rights of nonbelievers by denying them basic services such as police protection, building permits and water hookups, a jury said Monday.Read More »
Hundreds of voters in Colorado City made nearly identical choices when casting ballots in the November 2014 election, continuing a bizarre trend where a block of voters didn't choose any candidate in some races, but voted almost 100 percent for an individual candidate in others.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne says his loss in the Republican primary came about because he was targeted for defeat by the state’s largest circulation newspaper. Horne spoke about that, his accomplishments and disappointments in office, and what is next for him in a recent exit interview with the Arizona Capitol Times.Read More »
Mohave County's sheriff says he'll cast a critical eye on a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah line.Read More »
After twice failing to convince lawmakers to pass a law forcing a polygamous enclave to disband its police force, Attorney General Tom Horne is now taking the request to a federal judge.Read More »
The Attorney General’s Office said it will continue funding patrols by Mohave County deputies of the polygamous enclave of Colorado City, despite Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to line-item veto a $500,000 appropriation for those patrols.Read More »
Attorney General Tom Horne is going to ask the Legislature for money for a Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy to patrol Colorado City now that a bill inspired by corruption of the polygamist town’s police force died unceremoniously in the Senate.Read More »
The House passed a new version on March 6 of a bill stimulated by corruption in Colorado City.Read More »
A bill spawned by police corruption in a polygamist town received unanimous approval Tuesday in the House Government Committee.
And while the bill passed easily and has support of police unions, sparks flew when a Utah civil rights attorney who spoke against the measure suggested the U.S. Department of Justice and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board could address corrupt police departments.
Nearly every person in Arizona who voted in the 2012 election cast a ballot for some presidential candidate, whether Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or some other candidate — except in the polygamist community of Colorado City.Read More »