Queen Creek, Maricopa rank among top 15 in country for population growth
Two cities on the far urban fringe of Phoenix grew faster in the past year measured than any other community in Arizona.
Ex-federal official to head Central Arizona Project
Former U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman will be the next general manager of the Arizona entity that distributes much of the state's water from the Colorado River to major metropolitan areas.
GOP incumbents in LD16 express concerns
Legislative District 16 is one of the key competitive districts in the election despite not getting big spending from either party compared to other competitive districts, but it could provide a chance for Democrats to steal a seat in the state House of Representatives.
Kavanagh, Hoffman place Maricopa County boundaries on chopping block
A bill to divide Maricopa County into four counties is expected to get a hearing next week. House Government and Elections Chairman John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, who is a co-sponsor of House Bill 2787, said Thursday he plans to hold a hearing on the bill when his committee meets on February 16. HB2787 would create […]
Romley blasts Adel, morale at Maricopa County Attorney’s Office
A mentor and predecessor of Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says her office is in turmoil as questions about her ability to deal with her sobriety issues mount. Former county attorney Rick Romley tells The Arizona Republic that members of her office have told him morale is at an all-time low. “They say she is […]
Ex-politician in prison for adoption scheme loses appeal
A former Arizona politician in prison for running an illegal adoption scheme in three states involving women from the Marshall Islands has lost an appeal of one of his sentences. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a six-year sentence and $100,000 fine given in Arkansas to Paul Petersen, a Republican who served […]
Lawmaker in feud with Glendale proposes pay cap for city workers
A state senator at odds with his own city government wants to cap salaries for municipal employees throughout the state, a move city officials say could hobble efforts to attract and retain good government workers.
Robbing cities to pay universities not a viable option
It is not appropriate to target fellow government entities that rely on tax dollars to fund core government functions.
Small Maricopa electric company cracks down on solar
A small not-for-profit utility that mostly serves the city of Maricopa cut savings for solar by reducing net metering rates and adding a monthly fee for solar customers.
Store video sheds new light on Robson sign case
A convenience-store surveillance video shows a mystery man believed to be a sign thief getting into a truck like Rep. Bob Robson’s on Aug. 9, new evidence that the Chandler lawmaker may have been involved sign shenanigans.
Arpaio’s office schedules community meetings
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will hold a series of community meetings on Dec. 21 in connection with a court case in which the agency was found to have systematically racially profiled Latinos during its patrols.
Border fence: Once again, the $264,000 question goes unanswered
A legislative panel that is looking into border security skirted a nagging question at a meeting this morning – what to do with roughly $260,000 that was raised to build a fence on the U.S.-Mexico border.