The town of Gilbert is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to quash a bid by a tiny religious congregation to be able to post and leave up year round its signs directing people to its worship services. But the case is about more than a spat between one community and a pastor. There are statewide and national implications on the ability of communities to enact restrictions on certain kinds of signs. And the stakes are so high that even the Obama administration has weighed in on the side of the church, asking the justices to void the town's restrictions.Read More »
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The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.
Arizona’s Solicitor General has tapped a retired judge and Gilbert’s town attorney to investigate whether Attorney General Tom Horne used the Attorney General’s Office as his campaign headquarters.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals today upheld a lower-court decision banning flesh-eating fish in pedicures, finding that using them could be unsanitary.Read More »
A new Phoenix-area clinic that is expected to serve thousands veterans opened Saturday as local VA officials face allegations of negligence.Read More »
Arizona’s attorney general has declined to take legal action to remove one of the state’s newest senators from office, citing a lack in clarity of state laws dictating appointments to office.Read More »
The chairman of the Apache County Board of Supervisors told county attorneys they shouldn't start a legal battle over Sen. Carlyle Begay’s qualifications to hold office. Rep. Albert Hale claims that Begay has lived in Gilbert, not Ganado, for the last seven years, and therefore can't represent Apache County in the Arizona Senate.Read More »
The Apache County Attorney’s Office will seek to remove Sen. Carlyle Begay from office unless the freshly sworn-in lawmaker can present evidence proving his proper residency is within the county, not the town of Gilbert.Read More »
About 63 percent of public schools around Arizona earned letter grades of "A'' or "B'' in the latest results of students' academic improvement and performance.Read More »
State Rep. Albert Hale, who sought an appointment to a vacant state Senate seat, is challenging the Apache County Board of Supervisors’ decision to send a nominee who lives in Gilbert to the Capitol.Read More »