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Phoenix New Times

(Photo by Carmen Forman/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jan 4, 2019

Bills to restrict teachers reawakens Red for Ed movement

A handful of bills introduced ahead of the 2019 legislative session are already stirring up tensions in the education community, leaving some to wonder if the Capitol will again be awash in red.

Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Jeff Hood (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 19, 2018

Jeff Hood: Hooked on juvenile corrections from an early age

Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Director Jeff Hood stumbled into working with kids at a formative time in his own life.

Aug 8, 2014

Turf war for CD7: Tech vs Tradition

Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox are locked in a high-stakes struggle to win primary votes in a congressional district marked by low turnout and uncontested primaries. The race highlights a bitter schism among longtime Phoenix Democrats with community roots, and political newcomers eager for an opportunity to represent the state.

Jul 22, 2013

Gay and Conservative

Push for same-sex marriage initiative comes from the right

Erin Ogletree Simpson has been a Republican her whole life, but a year and a half ago, she had a realization that put her at odds with her party.

Simpson discovered that she is gay.

Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne files lawsuit against drug wholesaler
Feb 12, 2013

Bistrow, state ask feds to toss verbose Hinchey claim

Attorneys representing the State of Arizona and Attorney General Tom Horne’s chief deputy are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by an investigator in his office alleging that she was targeted for retaliation and discrimination.

Sep 5, 2012

Attorney: Horne blocked investigation into political ally

An employee and key political ally of Attorney General Tom Horne who was suspected of leaking information to a Phoenix newspaper was not interviewed in an internal probe, despite being identified by three colleagues and the lead investigator as the likely source.

Aug 31, 2012

Sheriff Babeu cleared in abuse of power probe

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and his ex-beau won’t be facing criminal charges for actions related to their breakup that eventually doomed the sheriff’s congressional hopes, the Attorney General’s Office reported.

Aug 29, 2012

News executives can sue Arpaio for arrest

Two newspaper executives who were arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office after a series of critical articles can sue the man who calls himself America's toughest sheriff.

Apr 2, 2012

FBI investigating Tom Horne for campaign violations

Federal authorities are investigating Attorney General Tom Horne over allegations that he illegally collaborated with an independent expenditure committee that spent more than a half-million dollars on negative ads against his Democratic opponent in 2010, the Arizona Capitol Times has learned.

A complaint filed in February by a prosecutor in Horne’s own office - and a onetime[...]

Feb 27, 2012

Gay sheriff prompts intriguing questions

A few days ago, the Yavapai Tea Party gathered at a church in rural Arizona to discuss the all-too-familiar topic of illegal immigration. Among the conservative, mostly over-55 crowd, it is a subject seen in black and white. Build a fence, add agents, reject amnesty a�� period. And so it was all the more striking when, off to the side in a room with "Jesus Loves Us!!" written on a chalkboar[...]

Feb 24, 2012

Experts: Rank-and-file would face discipline for allegations dogging Babeu

If embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu was a rank-and-file employee he likely would have faced discipline for sending a text message identifying himself as a law-enforcement officer and emailing nude photos of himself to a potential sex partner.

Feb 24, 2012

Embattled Babeu urged to evaluate congressional campaign

The act of sending out sexually suggestive photos via the Internet ended the political careers of two New York congressmen last year. But while many questioned his judgment, outrage involving Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s similar actions was mostly muted at the state Capitol. So far, no Republican or Democratic lawmakers have called for his resignation.