Pinal County Arizona

Jul 7, 2014

Number of Arizonans living in ‘poverty areas’ jumped in 2010

The number of Arizona residents living in concentrated “poverty areas” grew significantly in the first decade of the century, according to a new Census report.

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.

Jun 4, 2012

Ex-Rep. Miranda gets 27 months for charity theft

Disgraced former lawmaker Richard Miranda will go to prison for 27 months for stealing from a charity he ran.

May 30, 2012

Pentagon asks Babeu to account for surplus military gear

The Pentagon is asking the Pinal County Sheriff's Office for an account of $7 million worth of military equipment issued to non-police agencies.

May 14, 2012

Pinal County chooses a new District 2 supervisor

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors has chosen Clark L. Smithson to be the new supervisor for District 2.

May 11, 2012

Babeu dropping out of GOP congressional race

Paul Babeu is dropping out of the race for Arizona's 4th Congressional District and will instead run for re-election as Pinal County sheriff.

May 10, 2012

Newly named state parks chief comes under scrutiny

The appointment of former Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn as the new State Parks director has come under scrutiny after records show he was one of the least qualified candidates for the job.

Mar 5, 2012

An unorthodox way of winning CD4 Republican votes

In the first interview he has given to an LGBT media outlet since publicly announcing he is gay, Babeu told the Washington Blade newspaper this week that he will support a variety of pro-gay measures in Congress that will no doubt set him at odds with conservative Republican voters.

Mar 1, 2012

Free falling

Babeu’s support across CD4, but specifically in Pinal County, has nosedived in the wake of the various allegations made against him in recent weeks, according to a poll conducted yesterday by a veteran pollster and provided on the condition of anonymity.

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 27, 2012

AZ judicial review panel to hold public hearings

A state commission that provides performance reviews for many of Arizona's state court judges will hold hearings in March for public comment.

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.