Primary day 2014 was a beautiful day for moderation in Arizona politics. A perfect day? Hardly, but disappointments in the Republican field offer opportunities for Arizona Democrats in the general election. Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith's second place finish to state Treasurer Doug Ducey was ant ... More >>
Why is Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Arizona's sleazy Attorney General Tom Horne in the GOP primary? I'll tell you why: because Arpaio always likes to have a prosecutor or two in his hip pocket. Should Horne lose the Republican primary to former Arizona gaming director Mark Brnovich, you can bet y ... More >>
Cheryl Chase, a political ally of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, grabbed the most votes in the District 2 race for Board of Supervisors. Republican voters chose Chase in the five-way race for that seat, giving her almost 46 percent of the vote, with her next closest competitor, John Acton, getti ... More >>
Pete Rios, chairman of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors, voiced his frustration with the county's embattled sheriff in a recent letter published in local newspapers. It addresses Babeu's repeated claims -- including a post on his website in March -- that he has balanced his budget despite bei ... More >>
Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios has been calling for embattled Sheriff Paul Babeu to step down from his post as the county's top cop. In the past few weeks, several individuals have lodged allegations against Babeu that he abused his power, was complicit in the abusive conditions at the DeSisto S ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu turned a nearly hour-long press conference to address allegations of threats that he and his attorney made to Babeu's ex-boyfriend into a parade of people defending his right to be gay. He asked a slew of own employees and friends to the microphone to offer him t ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is holding a press conference this morning to announce the findings of an eight-month investigation into elected officials who received gifts from the allegedly corrupt Fiesta Bowl organization.It's unclear what Montgomery will announce -- the Arizona Repu ... More >>
Natalie Wisneski, the former chief operating officer for the Fiesta Bowl, was in a Phoenix U.S. District Court this morning where she pleaded not guilty to multiple charges that she was involved in a scam to make illegal campaign contributions to several federal, state, and local political candid ... More >>
Natalie Wisneski, the former chief operating officer for the Fiesta Bowl, has been indicted in federal court on charges that she tried to cover up illegal campaign contributions by bowl employees, and that she filed false financial records, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.Wisneski is t ... More >>
By now you probably know about the Fiesta Bowl's decision to ax CEO John Junker following an internal investigation into how he was spending the organization's money, but it's the alleged illegal contributions to the campaigns of Valley politicos that has Arizona Democrats fuming.Junker, the ... More >>
Here's something that was expected from the Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma beating Connecticut by 28 points. Here's something unexpected from the Fiesta Bowl: Their employees have allegedly been running a scheme to reimburse illegal campaign contributions (among other accounts of contemptuous courtship w ... More >>
Ruth McGregor This just in: The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the state's legislative districting plan, nearly seven years after it was initially adopted.A group of left-leaning advocates, including Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, State Representative Pete Rios and the Hispanic Bar A ... More >>
From the week of October 19
Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?
San Manuel is finding out what happens when an Australian company buys the local copper mine and lays off half the town
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride
Meet Jane Hull. She's probably your next governor.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.
ARIZONA LAWMAKERS OPERATE UNDER A SYSTEM INCAPABLE OF STEMMING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND INDUSTRY OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAS TAKEN ON A RELIGIOUS FERVOR
NOW APPEARING IN SOUTH PHOENIX: THE VIRGIN MARY