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Many people regard Arpaio, the 85-year-old former Maricopa County sheriff, as the toughest sheriff in the nation, while in the minds of others, he is the ... In addition to allowing people to own firearms as a check against a tyrannical government, the people of this country are afforded the precious right to own ...
In January, an army of volunteers and Maricopa Association of Government (MAG) workers fanned out across the county to do the annual Point-in-Time survey, a way for MAG to assess the number and needs of homeless people in the community. It's this hard data that helps government measure progress ...

A nationwide affordable-housing crisis deepened across Maricopa County last year, as rising rents and shrinking options led to yet another spike in rental evictions. More than 25,000 eviction orders moved through the county's Justice Courts in 2017, according to court data obtained by The Arizona ...
And if a person does not tell the truth, particularly if he serves in government and holds the public trust, he must be held accountable.' President's Trump's ... In August, Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been found guilty of defying a federal court order. Last month, Trump ...
The Latest on a court hearing about the release of video in a Phoenix case involving nine killings. (all times local):. 10 a.m.. A judge has continued arguments by defense lawyers who objected to the release of in-custody video of a former Phoenix bus driver charged in nine killings that terrified people on the ...
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2013, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Sen. Jeff Flake's son will seek a new civil trial against then-Sheriff Arpaio for bringing a now-dismissed criminal case against him in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Arizona is already ahead of the rest of the country. ... The governor's priority, he said, has been to provide people who have already served their time with opportunities to get back on their feet by helping them get jobs, government benefits, and treatment.
The closest county in population to Los Angeles was Cook County, Illinois, which had a 2017 population of 5,211,263. Harris County, Texas, ranked third, followed by Maricopa County, Arizona. San Diego County placed fifth on the list, with a population of 3,337,685. The ranking of the top 10 most-populous ...
(Las Vegas) and Maricopa County, Ariz. (Phoenix.) And Texas keeps getting ... The U.S. Government Accountability Office already put the 2020 Census on its “high risk list” of government programs at risk of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, the letter said. An inaccurate Census could result in states ...
During the campaign, she highlighted the issue of "trustworthiness" after it was reported that Staley-Ferry faced a felony forgery charge in 2002 in Maricopa County when she wrote herself a $500 ... She said her combination of corporate skills and county government were "a perfect fit" for the clerk's office.
“The goal is to deliver these life-saving medications to all 4 million Maricopa County residents within 48 hours,” she said. “If there is some type of emergency, the federal government has something called the strategic national stockpile and it can get here in 12 hours.” She says multiple organizations make ...
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that states is mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League also welcomes ...
Arizona is expected to gain almost 153,000 jobs between late 2017 and early 2019, with Maricopa County getting about 80 percent. ... such as trade disputes or wars, and continued consumer confidence, restrained government budgets, increases in medical costs and needs, and online shopping.
Mesa police records have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department in a civil rights investigation involving a former officer who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Texas man last year, authorities said Thursday. A Maricopa County Superior Court jury found Philip Mitchell Brailsford not ...
Health Net of Arizona and Cenpatico Integrated Care currently provide services in Maricopa County and Southern Arizona, respectively. ... rate cuts or other payment reductions or delays by governmental payors and other risks and uncertainties affecting Centene's government businesses; Centene's ability ...
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has certified the results of last week's special primary election for the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Trent Franks. Republican Debbie Lesko got more than 35 percent of the vote to win the 12-way Republican primary. Hiral Tipirneni got nearly 60 percent ...
Excluding the $7 million from the proposed settlement to be voted on this week, Maricopa County has paid $33 million in jail-related legal claims that were filed during Arpaio's six terms as sheriff. Lawyers previously disclosed that Maricopa County had tentatively resolved the lawsuit in the death of Ernest ...

Maricopa County Community College faculty and student support groups–stunned after MCCCD Governing Board vote to eliminate Residential Faculty Policies and Meet and .... Lorena Austin, a Mesa Community College student and Student Government Body President addressed the board as well.
Staley-Ferry, of Joliet, who is ending her first term on the county board, said her combination of corporate skills and county government "are a perfect fit ... As previously reported, Maricopa County, Arizona court records showed that Staley-Ferry — as Lauren Beth Staley — was charged with felony forgery in ...
Loucks, who for years has written opinion columns for the Advertiser, has called for armed church parishioners to thwart mass shootings like in Sutherland Springs in November; has praised the presidential pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt for ...
Anderson also highlighted a case study undertaken at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail, whereby the jail's menus cut out meat products. “Maricopa County Jail switched to all-vegetarian food for its 8,000 inmates and reported a saving of US$273,000,” she explained. Anderson also revealed that the prisoners ...
The rejected forms piled up at the Maricopa County Recorder's tabulation center on South Third Avenue, a bleak, beige warehouse located across the street from a power plant and next to the railroad tracks. ... The government should be making it as easy as possible for eligible U.S. citizens to vote.”.
In an extensive ruling Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley concluded that Burns, as a member of the Arizona Corporation ... He said the Arizona Constitution, which establishes the Arizona Corporation Commission as a separate branch of government, gives the panel “as a whole” ...
“Maricopa County, because we have this separate funding source … we actually have money we could match,” said Anderson. “And that's kind of the new angle on this, from a statewide perspective, we're telling state legislators, 'You need to increase state funding so that the state has the ability to take ...
Pust and other health professionals said they have an obligation to provide affected patients the same level of care, possibly at a local community health center, even if the federal government refuses to pay. The Maricopa County clinic received only about $40,000 in federal funds. The Maricopa County ...
As I begin my term as chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, I am acutely aware the challenges we face require planning that transcends this present day, partnerships that broaden ... Maricopa County has grown not because we have asked how government can intervene in every issue.
The unanimous ruling Monday will affect at least 2,000 students attending the state's largest community college district and hundreds more at other colleges and the state's three public universities. The Maricopa County Community Colleges District and state universities said they would raise tuition for the ...
JOE ARPAIO served 24 years as the sheriff of Maricopa county, Arizona, before losing his bid for re-election in 2016. ... lack of federal oversight and perceived closeness to the constitution that have elevated the sheriff in the eyes of right-wing activists who believe the federal government has no legitimate ...
The reason for the death: A seat belt installed by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Her daughters ... “The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office offers the sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Ayers-McClintock family for their loss.” ... Unlike most government recall notices, the media release was vague.
The stuff piling up ranges from no financing out of state government to internal squabbling with employees. The publicly elected governing board has been embroiled in a fight with faculty over policy changes on how to negotiate salaries and working conditions. On Tuesday, the board voted to eliminate the ...
Three major credit rating agencies have decided to continue Maricopa County's AAA bond rating, citing its modest debt burden, financial flexibility and growth ... “This is what I mean when I talk about a government that optimizes,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri said in a prepared statement.
Martha McSally and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “Just because ... Paul, a fiscal and social policy conservative, described himself as the “least-liked man in Washington” after he blocked a government spending bill to keep the federal government running earlier in February. Ward said she ...
SCOTTSDALE – Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a standard bearer for Tea Party conservatives, praised U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward at a campaign rally in Scottsdale last week, calling her a “constitutional conservative” who will stand up to the Washington, D.C., establishment. “It makes a difference who ...
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say a teenage boy has been arrested for a social media post in which he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school. Kentucky State Police said Monday the 13-year-old boy is being held on a terroristic threatening charge. The teen is a student at Clay County ...
In an extensive ruling Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley concluded that Burns, as a member of the Arizona Corporation ... He said the Arizona Constitution, which establishes the Arizona Corporation Commission as a separate branch of government, gives the panel “as a whole” ...
Scott, who works for a government planning agency, has trained for these few hours on the streets of downtown Phoenix. Dozens like her have ... The number of people living without shelter in Maricopa County has nearly doubled since 2014, to more than 2,000 last year, according to MAG. Tyler, who's 25 ...
In an extensive ruling Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley concluded that Burns, as a member of the Arizona Corporation ... He said the Arizona Constitution, which establishes the Arizona Corporation Commission as a separate branch of government, gives the panel "as a whole'' ...
In an extensive ruling Friday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley concluded that Burns, as a member of the Arizona Corporation ... He said the Arizona Constitution, which establishes the Arizona Corporation Commission as a separate branch of government, gives the panel “as a whole'' ...
Instead, Arizona just distributed the updated ballot without altering the deadline – something the federal government says violates election laws on absentee voting. The Eighth Congressional District is entirely within Maricopa County, and includes Phoenix and the satellite towns in south central Arizona.
That said, Petersen's legislation is the wrong way to go. As bothered as I am with the public coercion, Big Brother has no business telling local communities how to spend their money. In Arizona, it should be up to Glendale, Phoenix, Maricopa County or any other government entity to decide whether to pay ...
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign aired a 30-second ad last month featuring Bracamontes and accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally. It was released on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration amid a government shutdown sparked by ...
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery told lawmakers this is about more than animals. "Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people than non-abusers,'' he said. "And 70 percent of those charged with cruelty to animals were known to police for other violent behavior ...
Prior to his current position, Hill served as chief financial officer for the town of Payson (2008), controller/administrative services bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office (1998-2007), director of finance for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale (1997), chief accounty for ...
Pust and other health professionals said they have an obligation to provide affected patients the same level of care, possibly at a local community health center, even if the federal government refuses to pay. The Maricopa County clinic received only about $40,000 in federal funds. The Maricopa County ...
As I begin my term as chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, I am acutely aware the challenges we face require planning that transcends this present day, partnerships that broaden ... Maricopa County has grown not because we have asked how government can intervene in every issue.
Christ won the first round when Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she lacked the legal authority to declare the fees excessive, ... “Unless and until the federal government takes action, we have an obligation to ensure the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is truly operated as a system ...
During Arpaio's 24 years as Maricopa County sheriff, he oversaw a tent city built to house low-level offenders and warn others about the harsh conditions ... When Harvard's Kennedy School of Government named Manning a visiting fellow last fall, former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell resigned from the ...
She earned her undergrad and law degrees at the University of Arizona; was a criminal prosecutor; deputy county attorney in Maricopa County; Assistant Attorney General in the ... •Contreras is concerned about state-level attempts to chip away at access to public records and transparency in government.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. .... Bilderberg conspiracy theorist who believes a secretive group of the world's most powerful leaders constitute a de facto one-world government that orchestrates world events.".
On this date in 1932, Winnie Ruth Judd was found guilty of murder by a jury of twelve men at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. On this date in 1935, Albert Steinfeld, a pioneer Tucson merchant, died. On this date in 1988, Gov. Evan Mecham is impeached after the state Senate convicted him of ...


 

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