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Court lifts ban on Arpaio's workplace immigration raids

A federal appeals court on Monday lifted a court order blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's use of workplace raids to enforce Arizona laws that make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work.... Read more»3

Judge dismisses charges against suspect in Phx I-10 shootings

A judge on Monday threw out charges against a man accused in a series of freeway shootings that terrorized Phoenix-area drivers last year, a move that comes after ballistics evidence against him was challenged by defense lawyers.... Read more»

Phoenix I-10 shootings suspect released from custody

A man accused in a string of freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix area last year was released from custody after defense lawyers on Tuesday called the ballistics evidence into question.... Read more»

Democrats sue Maricopa County, state officials over voting debacle

Democratic groups and voters made good Friday on their threat to sue state and Maricopa County officials for alleged civil rights violations in the March 22 presidential preference election that saw hours-long waits, among other problems at the polls.... Read more»1

Clinton, Dems to sue Az over voting troubles

The Democratic Party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign plan to sue Arizona over voting access following hours-long waits by voters in its March 22 primary contest.... Read more»2

Justice Dep't launches probe into Az election

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the handling of last month's presidential nominating contest in Arizona's most populous county, citing complaints of exceedingly long lines at polling places with high levels of minority voters. ... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

Snakebit: The Diamondbacks' upgrade ultimatum

The Diamondbacks' demand that Maricopa County provide $187 million in upgrades — "current and future maintenance obligations" — or the team will seek a way out of its lease and leave is extortion, but how badly would the loss of baseball fans hurt downtown Phoenix?... Read more»

Court rejects latest challenge to Tohono O’odham’s Glendale casino

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected the latest in a long line of challenges to the Tohono O’odham casino that opened in Glendale in December.... Read more»

Census: State added 100K residents in 2015

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kopec: Az election was a national disgrace

Monday, the Arizona House of Representatives' Committee on Elections held a special hearing to take testimony from the Maricopa county recorder, secretary of state and members of the public about the fiasco that was last Tuesday's presidential preference election and how to prevent an incident like it from ever happening again. ... Read more»

Furious protesters ask for Arizona re-vote

Crowd seeks resignation of county recorder and accountability for other elected officials in 3 ½ hour hearing.... Read more»

White House petition demanding Az voting probe tops 100k signatures

A petition demanding an investigation into problems with Tuesday’s presidential primary voting in Arizona had already collected more than 100,000 signatures as of Thursday, obligating a response from the White House.... Read more»

Phx mayor calls for Justice Dep't probe of Maricopa election debacle

The outrage over the presidential preference election in Maricopa County rose to a roar Wednesday as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate long lines in polling places and other public officials condemned Tuesday’s election as a “complete failure.”... Read more»

Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.... Read more»

Maricopa officials reduced polling places to make election 'cheap'

Top Maricopa County elections officials told the Board of Supervisor in February they had decided to reduce polling places in the presidential preference election to 60 to make the election “as cheap as humans could do it.”... Read more»

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