1 day ago | Police Brutality
The Reverend Jarrett Maupin catches a lot of flak for leading protests of police shootings in greater Phoenix. But nature abhors a vacuum. And love him or loathe him, Maupin remains the point man for direct action in the Valley, keeping the pressu...
Secret Recording: Joe Arpaio Tells Employees Tent City Is 'Gonna Stay' Because 'I Run This Organization'2 days ago | Arpaio
When Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under oath, in a deposition or during a trial, he invariably describes his management style in Reaganesque terms, asserting that he delegates the responsibilities of his office to underlings. This allows ...
4 days ago | Drugs
Republican Congressman Matt Salmon is teaming up with a liberal Democrat colleague to save the popular pain-relieving plant known as kratom from the government's blacklist. Salmon, who will retire from representing Arizona's Fifth Congressional Di...
9 days ago | Immigration
Like a cancerous tumor that defies radiation therapy, section 2b of Senate Bill 1070 — Arizona's infamous immigration law — remains on the books, despite a settlement announced Thursday in a six year-old lawsuit brought against the State of A...
10 days ago | Arpaio
If you want a guaranteed spit-take, take a gulp of coffee while watching Sheriff Joe Arpaio's first campaign commercial of the general election, which just began running on local TV stations. It opens with images of brown and black men in orange j...
Russell Pearce's Benefactor Royce Flora Wants to Be County Treasurer, Democrat Joe Downs Stands in His Way12 days ago | Elections
Phoenix Democrat Joe Downs easily has the coolest campaign pledge of this election cycle. "If you elect me county treasurer," he promises in a recent YouTube video, "Russell Pearce is fired on Day One." For those new to school, the 35-year-old Dow...