Scores of angry Pinal County residents showed up at the IRC’s meeting on Friday to complain about their county being split into five separate districts, a move that led Mathis to spend the weekend redrawing the lines to put Pinal into just two districts, not counting a sliver of Tohono O’odham land in the southwest corner of the county.Read More »
For the past four months, the Independent Redistricting Commission has worked to balance the wants, needs and desires of the residents of Arizona. The problem is that Pinal County — Arizona’s fastest growing county — is being used as the bargaining chip to satisfy other constituencies.Read More »
A report by American Civil Liberties Union criticizes living conditions and policies for immigrants at detention centers in Pinal County.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.
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »
An investigator interviewed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for 5½ hours as part of a probe into allegations of misconduct involving the lawman's top aides.Read More »
Despite a festering budget deficit, lawmakers have found a way to grant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's request for funds for border-related immigration enforcement.Read More »
A proposal to give Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu money for immigration-related enforcement survived a rigorous debate in the Senate on April 14.Read More »
Arizona budget problems could snag legislation to provide Pinal County with $5 million to fight drug smugglers.Read More »
The Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a proposal that would give Pinal County’s Republican sheriff $5 million to help fight smugglers.Read More »