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Families rally for border enforcement, as Trump eases wall demands

One day after President Donald Trump stepped back from demands for border wall funding in the next budget, family members of people killed by undocumented immigrants rallied Friday to demand tougher enforcement of immigration laws.... Read more»

Maricopa County voting issues continue to raise eyebrows of watchdogs

A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time Tuesday, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.... Read more»

Marquez Peterson wins GOP nod, Kirkpatrick wins CD2 Dem primary

One of the quietest races in Southern Arizona has turned out to be one of the closest, with Lea Marquez Peterson eking out a narrow lead over Brandon Martin in the CD 2 Republican primary. Among Democrats, Ann Kirkpatrick won the CD 2 race by more than 10 points.... Read more»

Computer problems at polls vex Maricopa voters

Voters and local media report technical problems with computers in Arizona’s largest county as polls opened across the state Tuesday in the primary election. ... Read more»

Arizona expected to keep adding jobs faster than rest of U.S.

Arizona is expected to add about 543,000 jobs between 2016 and 2026. And, no surprise, Maricopa County is expected to capture most. Medical and social assistance jobs will account for about a third of the new jobs due largely to aging Baby Boomers. The rising minimum wage seems to not be hurting restaurant and bar jobs. ... Read more»

Court upholds orders ending Arpaio-era racial profiling

A federal appeals court has flatly rejected Maricopa County’s appeal of orders imposed by a lower court on the county sheriff’s office for its practice of racial profiling under former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.... Read more»

Report: Hispanic motorists in Maricopa County still arrested, searched more often

Maricopa County patrol officers stopped Hispanic drivers for longer periods and searched them more often than other drivers, according to an annual report analyzing traffic-stop data. The results are similar to those over the past three years.... Read more»

Arpaio submits signatures for Senate race, vows he’s a serious candidate

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Tuesday submitted more than 10,000 signatures in his bid to qualify as a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

Glendale candidate claims support of dead voters in attempt to get public campaign funding

In early March, Phoenix-area Democratic legislative candidate Larry Herrera filed 255 signatures to qualify for public campaign funding. Among them was a form signed on Feb. 3, 2018, by Bernadine Barbara Misiak. Except Misiak died in November 2016.... Read more»

Lesko, Tipirneni win CD8 special primary

Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko had a commanding lead over a crowded Republican field in the hotly contested special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks. Democrat Hiral Tipirneni had comfortable lead in the Democratic primary, setting up an April 24 special election between the two women.... Read more»

More than 100,000 early votes cast in hot CD8 race

Voters went to the polls Tuesday for a special primary election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, but the nearly 2,000 who had showed up by late morning were dwarfed by the more than 101,000 mail-in ballots in the race.... Read more»

Mending relations with Hispanic community is ongoing process, Penzone says

A year after taking office, Maricopa Sheriff Penzone said one of his main objectives has been the rejection of racial profiling, something that had plagued the department before he was elected. Discrimination is not tolerated in his agency, he said, and those who defy the rules and policies are being held accountable.... Read more»

Maricopa sheriff to inmates on hunger strike: Food is nutritious, not delicious

Maricopa County jail inmates went on a three-day hunger strike over the quality of meals served behind bars, but Sheriff Paul Penzone said Wednesday that taste is not the point.... Read more»

Doctors, law enforcement to research concussions in domestic violence victims

Maricopa County prosecutors, Mesa police and health care leaders are teaming up to research the prevalence of concussions in domestic violence victims.... Read more»

It’s a fact: Supreme Court errors aren't hard to find

A review adds fuel to a longstanding worry about the nation’s highest court: The justices can botch the truth, sometimes in cases of great import.... Read more»

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