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 »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has hired an outside consultant as part of a plan to revamp the office's employee discipline policy.Read More »
The unprecedented nature of the discipline proceedings against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ actions kept viewers in law offices and government buildings throughout the Valley glued to the live webcast on the Arizona Supreme Court’s website for 26 days.Read More »
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Senate President Russell Pearce’s defeat on Nov. 8 was a colossal political victory for critics of his strict-enforcement approach to confronting illegal immigration.
And many immediately saw it as a cautionary tale for politicians here and elsewhere who share his views.
With all indications pointing to an extremely tight race, Senate President Russell Pearce and fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, who are squaring off in an unprecedented recall election, are making final pushes for votes.Read More »
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Lawyers for former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies rested their cases Wednesday in discipline proceedings.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 »
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas called politicians and judges he once prosecuted cowards and “corrupt” during testimony Wednesday in discipline hearings against him.Read More »