The May 24 announcement that the state’s top Republican officials would be filing a lawsuit in federal court over Arizona’s new medical marijuana law surprised many, but not the man who came up with the idea: Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a strident opponent of the new medical marijuana law.Read More »
A special prosecutor is declining to press charges against a Maricopa County Supervisor after reviewing corruption investigations.Read More »
County officials leveled tough criticism Monday at a proposal specifying how Maricopa County would pay back $99 million that budget analysts say was inappropriately spent by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »
Officials plan to unveil a proposal Monday on how Maricopa County will pay back $99 million that budget analysts say was inappropriately spent by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.Read More »
Some government officials and activists are again asking federal authorities to take action against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged misspending and mismanagement.Read More »
The legal ethics trial of Thomas is barely underway, but he has so far spent almost 90 percent of the $100,000 appropriation the county has approved for his defense.Read More »
A former top finance official in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Sheriff Joe Arpaio knew about financial problems within the agency for years.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to launch his 20th crime and immigration sweep in Phoenix in the near future.Read More »
Critics of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff on Wednesday called for his resignation and for the federal government to indict him and take control of his office amid allegations of corruption, racial profiling, and misspending.Read More »
As a volunteer police officer in this northwestern Arizona city, Harley Pettit saw young people get in trouble for everything from drugs and alcohol to vandalism. In a small community with not a lot to do, he said, the last thing young people need is another way to get into trouble.
He’s worried that’s exactly what medical marijuana will give them.