Arizona's medical-marijuana law is so vague, the state can't prosecute patients who sell pot to other patients, a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled. The offbeat, July 2 ruling and dismissal of a criminal case by Judge Richard Fields has the potential to open up all sorts of entrepreneurial ... More >>
There's no merit to the hysterical claim that unaccompanied children from Central America are posing a health risk upon their arrival to the U.S., according to Pima County's health director.Pima County Health Department Director Francisco Garcia has been investigating the claims made by politicians ... More >>
A bill that had Arizona librarians warning of drastic budget cuts has been amended in the libraries' favor.In its original form, House Bill 2379, proposed by Republican Representative Justin Olson, would put a cap on property-tax increases by "special districts" around the state, which includes coun ... More >>
Members of the state library association, county governments, and library districts around the state are warning about proposed legislation they say could gut library funding statewide.House Bill 2379, proposed by Republican Representative Justin Olson, would put a cap on the taxing capabilities of ... More >>
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted this week to shut down all of the 11 speed cameras in the county."Reviews of the program by the Pima County Department of Transportation and the Pima County Sheriff's Department found no conclusive evidence that fixed, stand-alone cameras effectively and co ... More >>
Despite a steep decline in border crossings and apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant deaths have increased. And over the past 22 years, at least 2,238 migrants died crossing Arizona's southwestern desert, according to a new study. The study released Wednesday by Pima County Office ... More >>
It shouldn't be illegal to possess a little marijuana, according to more than half of Arizona's residents.This Behavior Research Center poll, released today, shows that 56 percent of the Arizonans surveyed are in favor of "legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use," wi ... More >>
Members of the Superstition Search and Rescue have discovered what they suspect is the body of a hiker missing since Monday. Crews from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office responded to Lost Dutchman State Park on Monday night -- four days ago -- after receiving a call of an overdue hiker, PCSO spokes ... More >>
There's definitely something special about carnival rides and deep-fried foods that brings out the inner kid in all of us. I still remember living near 19th Avenue and Grant in Phoenix, about three miles south of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, and during that cool time of the year I would walk to th ... More >>
What would it be like, I wonder, if Maricopa County had a sheriff who just kept his head down and did his job, rather than what we currently have, a corrupt gasbag who only cares about getting his corpse-like mug on the boob tube? See also: -Joe Arpaio's Lawyers Fail to Get Sheriff Off the Hook in ... More >>
On the same day Tucson residents commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that left 6 people dead and 14 others wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Crossroads of the West will hold a gun show at the Pima County Fairgrounds.Crossroads of the West bills itself as ... More >>
Shawna Forde will be put down like a dog, thanks to a Pima County jury.A Pima County jury decided this morning that Shawna Forde, the kid-killing minutewoman responsible for the deaths of a 9-year-old Arivaca girl and her father in May of 2009, will pay for the murders with her life.Earlier this ... More >>
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik received more than 5,000 e-mails in the three days following the January 8 Tucson massacre Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has nearly become a household name across the country following his emotional, public statements that talk radio and "vi ... More >>
Compromise? Apparently not, if Glassman gets his way...Fearing an acrimonious showdown this Saturday when Dems are scheduled to meet at the Wyndham Hotel downtown to pick a new Democratic Party chair, former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Congressman Raul Grijalva are calling for a compr ... More >>
Amy Joanne Loughner, mother of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, works for Pima County as a manager at Agua Caliente Park. A lot of people ask that we pray for Amy and her husband, Randy, Jared's father. That's about all we can tell you about Amy and her place in county govern ... More >>
www.mrtees.comAnother day, another several-hundred pounds of weed discovered near the U.S./ Mexico border.Border agents near Tucson stopped a truck at a checkpoint on Arizona Highway 86 earlier this week and found nearly 300 pounds of weed hidden in a compartment.Arizona Highway 86 runs parallel ... More >>
Don't exhale just yet, because Proposition 203 could still win. The medical marijuana measure is behind by only 6,732 votes out of 1.3 million cast, as of 9:47 a.m., the most recent update on the Arizona Secretary of State's Web site. All but two of 2,239 voting precincts ... More >>
We've crunched the latest numbers, analyzed the trend and spoken to campaign experts about the incredibly close race of Proposition 203. Our take: Arizona's medical marijuana measure will fail without a minor miracle. But we won't burst anyone's bubble yet, 'cause the race isn't finishe ... More >>
www.insidesocal.comLast Wednesday, a person described by witnesses as an old lady robbed a Pima County bank with a handgun.According to the Pima County Sheriff's Office, a woman, believed to be between the ages of 60 and 70 years old, went into the Bank of the West in the 3,000 block of South K ... More >>
Pima County Sheriff's Office If this lady is your grandmother, call the cops.Once you hit a certain age, it's important to stay active. While many of those in the twilight of their lives often opt for things like BINGO, bird watching, and knitting, a Pima County has taken up a different ho ... More >>
Adrian Cruz, the convicted child rapist who escaped from the Maricopa County Courthouse last year, was captured yesterday afternoon in Mexico. Mexican authorities contacted the U.S. Marshals Service to say they had Cruz in custody. Now, a Mexican judge must decide whether to deport Cruz back to A ... More >>
The former home of Senator John McCain is going up for auction. The home, near Glendale and Central avenues, has 13 bedrooms, two guest houses, and 14.5 bathrooms. The auction price will start at $5.9 million...Queen Creek officials are asking residents to help decide on a slogan for the city ... More >>
Last night the city of Mesa approved plans for a movie studio to go up in the city. Gateway Studios is scheduled to begin building in August. The studio will be Arizona's first movie studio and is slated to be capable of hosting the production of movies, television shows, comme ... More >>
The top two leaders at utility company Salt River Project have come under scrutiny after it was revealed they spent nearly $81,000 on travel expenses and dinners, even as the company raises rates and cuts jobs. SRP President John Williams Jr. and Vice President David Rousseau, who make $180,000 a ... More >>
Arnold L. Geib, child molester.A Pima County judge sentenced a Marana man to 17-years in prison yesterday for molesting three boys more than 10 years ago. According to court records, authorities opened the case in 2006, after the three brothers told their guardian that Arnold L. Geib, 73, ... More >>
The state Department of Health Services released a slew of news releases this evening about swine flu. Here are the highlights:*Maricopa County -- Eleven new cases, bringing the total to 20. One hundred more suspected swine flu samples have been sent to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control ... More >>
The most pressing question about the H1N1 "swine flu" virus now seems to be: Will the thing return this fall and kill millions?Locally, the panic has ratcheted way down, with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health declaring on Saturday that new cases of swine flu would not result in school ... More >>
Irony of the Day: A Tucson police lieutenant stole $560,000 in money seized from criminals under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act over the course of four years, gambling most of it away. Richard Garcia, 47, admitted to the crime in federal court today ... More >>
Beautiful Fossil Creek just northwest of Payson was given the status of "Outstanding Arizona Water" today by state officials, mandating that government must protect it from harm. In a 3-1 vote, the Governor's Regulatory Review Council approved new state water quality standards that protect bo ... More >>
"I can tell you with absolute certainty that every breath test result on an Intoxilyzer 8000 is inaccurate," Nesci says.
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The county's jails are crammed full. But not with the dangerous felons backers of an initiative to raise money for new jails would have you believe.
STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.
PACK 'EM IN AND TAKE AWAY THEIR RIGHTS. THAT'S SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S PHILOSOPHY
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.