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Nov 4, 2022

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk to retire at year’s end

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk announced Friday that she is retiring after a long career that included a high-profile trial in a deadly sweat lodge ceremony and an aggressive campaign against synthetic drugs.

Mar 19, 2021

Key criminal justice bills dormant in Senate

Although several measures aimed at cutting prison sentences and making other major changes to Arizona’s criminal justice system have passed the House this year, the big question is whether these bills will make it through the Senate or even get a hearing there.

Feb 4, 2021

House panel OKs criminal sentencing changes

State lawmakers took the first steps February 3 to reversing decades of tough-on-crime policies.

Oct 1, 2020

Prop. 207 a sensible, workable approach to marijuana legalization

Proposition 207, The Smart and Safe Arizona Act, is a responsible marijuana legalization plan that makes sense to this Arizona conservative.

Aug 4, 2020

Stringer’s comeback bid looks dim

Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is on track to defeat embattled former lawmaker David Stringer, fending off her first challenger since 2000 and remaining as the top prosecutor in that county for another four years. She currently has 69% of the vote.  Stringer could not overcome his child molestation charges to unseat Polk. Stringer resigned […]

Jul 30, 2020

Politicians weigh in on ballot measures

If you get your advice from Gov. Doug Ducey you're going to want to vote against at least three of the four measures expected to be on the November ballot.

Apr 23, 2020

Ballot measure groups file fundraising, spending reports – weed leads

Backers of an effort to legalize adult-use marijuana have raised abundantly more funds than their opposition, and are burning money faster than a skinny joint.

Mar 20, 2020

Campaign launches to oppose recreational marijuana ballot measure

The ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana has an opposition campaign, but the advocates trying to legalize it say their opposition made a rookie mistake.

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Jan 11, 2020

Ousted lawmaker accused of child molestation seeks top law enforcement spot in Yavapai County

Embattled former Rep. David Stringer, who was forced to resign last year over criminal charges that he sexually molested children in Baltimore in 1983 were reported, has filed to run for the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.

Sep 15, 2019

The Breakdown: Going courting

On this edition of The Breakdown, our reporters discuss Mark Brnovich, Criminal Justice Reform, and Gov. Doug Ducey's latest court appointment.

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Sep 2, 2019

Suit challenges legal process of Arizona administrative hearings

A Washington, D.C. organization is challenging the ability of the heads of state agencies in Arizona to discard the conclusions of independent hearing officers.

Jul 22, 2019

Brnovich prefers Legislature, not voters, to legalize recreational marijuana

Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.