The Arizona Senate has struck down an effort that would make it harder for voters to recall unpopular incumbents in a rare move that saw Republicans join Democrats against a GOP priority designed to protect lawmakers, and possibly, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Read More »
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The Arizona House of Representatives has passed a bill on a party-line vote adding a primary election to all voter-initiated recall elections.Read More »
Supporters of former Senate President Russell Pearce weren’t able to stop his foes from putting him on a recall ballot in 2011.
But stopping the next recall effort may be a lot easier.
Two managers at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office told investigators examining hundreds of botched sex-crimes cases that they had warned some of the agency's senior administrators about having too few detectives to keep up with a growing caseload.Read More »
The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has released 10,000 pages of documents on an internal probe into sex-crime cases.Read More »
The self-proclaimed "America's Toughest Sheriff" joined forces this weekend with action movie star Steven Seagal to train volunteer armed posse members to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been sworn in for an unprecedented sixth four-year term in office.Read More »
While Joe Arpaio’s political dominance carried him to a sixth term as Maricopa County sheriff, his 2012 re-election reveals a geographically divided electorate and dwindling support among Republican-leaning suburbanites.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that Tom Morrissey deserves a second term as Arizona Republican Party chairman when party activists meet in January to decide whether to keep Morrissey as their leader or replace him.Read More »
A judge has dismissed an Arizona sheriff's office from a lawsuit alleging the agency carried out a pattern of discrimination against Latinos in its immigration patrols, but rejected a request to dismiss Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself from the case.Read More »