Apr 8, 2016

Arizona has more crimes than most people realize

The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council, or APAAC, has begun a review of Title 13 and all of the criminal provisions in the 45 other titles, said Kim MacEachern, the group’s staff attorney.

Dec 9, 2013


Arizona, other states retaliate against ‘revenge porn’

Sparked by a new law approved by the California legislature this fall, Arizona is one of several states where lawmakers are proposing bills to criminalize “revenge porn.”

Oct 17, 2013

Search warrant provides details into investigation of Gary Husk

A small group of lobbyists with Husk Partners met in an office in 2009 at the firm as allegations of a Fiesta Bowl scandal involving illegal political contributions swirled.

Lobbyists John MacDonald, Dana Paschke and Dean Miller made a pact of sorts as they looked over the statute outlawing reimbursement of contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit that provides details of an i[...]

Aug 12, 2013

Picking up ballots

Mysterious visits to south Phoenix home became catalyst for new elections law

Rey Valenzuela was at his home in south Phoenix during election season last year when a young man, clipboard in hand, knocked on his door and asked for his wife.

Sep 24, 2012

Arizona parks director Martyn set for misdemeanor trial

A magistrate is scheduled to try Arizona Parks Director Bryan Martyn on Oct. 18 on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge stemming from a March 10 shoving dispute at a park.

Dec 1, 2011

County gets $2.2 million for immigrant jail costs

Officials in Maricopa County accepted $2.2 million in reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of jailing illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors in violations of state or local laws.

Jun 27, 2011

Bundgaard enters ‘not guilty’ plea

Sen. Scott Bundgaard, the Peoria Republican who is facing misdemeanor charges over a physical scuffle with his then-girlfriend in February, has entered a “not guilty” plea.

Jun 10, 2011

Phoenix prosecutor charges Bundgaard over freeway incident

Four months after police detained him in a late-night altercation with his girlfriend on the side of the freeway, Phoenix city prosecutors filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Sen. Scott Bundgaard.

Apr 29, 2011

Brewer signs Arizona bill on right to jury trial

Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a drunken-driving bill that ends misdemeanor DUI defendants' automatic right to a jury trial for a first offense and eases potential penalties those offenders face.

Mar 1, 2011

Former Tucson lawmaker Kromko gets probation for forgery

A former Tucson state lawmaker has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to forging petition signatures in his attempt to get on the 2008 general election ballot.