When Yvonne Wingett, who covers Maricopa County for the Arizona Republic, called county officials about a Sheriff's Office investigation, detectives reportedly assumed she was acting like some sort of gang lookout.The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has imp ... More >>
County Manager David Smith says last year's sweep for bugs in county offices had nothing to do with its problems with Arpaio and Thomas.Last year's sweep of Maricopa County offices for hidden bugs had nothing to do with the feud between county officials and the tag-team of Sheriff Joe Arpa ... More >>
Maricopa County is celebrating Earth Hour this year by shutting off "non-essential" lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
We decided to spend part of our Friday afternoon bugging county officials about this feel-good event, because our past research shows it typically costs governme ... More >>
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, tired of being sued by other elected officials, voted today to limit payment of legal fees in lawsuits between county departments.
Nine lawsuits filed by county officials against the county, including eight against the Board of Super ... More >>
Maricopa County leaders had little but cyncism for the surprising announcement by County Attorney Andrew Thomas this morning to hand off the Don Stapley prosecution.
Trusting Thomas will be difficult despite his call for peace, says County Manager David Smith, who somehow ... More >>
Max Wilson, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of SupervisorsIt seems like the very definition of paranoia: Spending thousands of dollars sweeping for hidden electronic devices -- and finding none.But that's what Maricopa County Supervisors are doing -- with your money.The county has n ... More >>
Sandra DowlingPoor Sandra Dowling.
The former Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools just can't catch a break. First there was the criminal indictment -- charged with 25 counts related to public corruption, she was presumed to be a crook in newspaper headlines acro ... More >>
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors say their careful budget plans are being "sabotaged" by a new lawsuit brought on by the county attorney and sheriff.As we reported earlier today, County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio are suing the county to try to stop a "raid" of $11 million ... More >>
While the rest of the civilized world is preparing for Christmas, here in Maricopa County, the Board of Supervisors is in complete meltdown, and members of the public are being arrested for applauding.
I kid you not. Following on the heels of Monday's arrest of several women in a peaceful ... More >>