Commenters stood in a long line to air their views at today's three-hour medical marijuana hearing in Tempe. Not all of them had a chance to speak. This is Part Two of our live-blogging from the Department of Health Services medical marijuana hearing in Tempe. Click here for Part One. This is ... More >>
Sheriff Joe took his shuck-and-jive to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California Tuesday, where he wowed a crowd of blue-hairs with his Sopranos-esque "dees, dats and does."The YouTube video above, which borrows (read: "rips off") footage from an Orange County Register video and a ... More >>
This has been quite a year for Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, the onetime Massachusetts headmaster who reinvented himself as a cop out here in the desert in the early 2000s.Babeu became ubiquitous on national Fox News programs, especially after the high-profile and increasingly controversial April ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio supports medicinal use of the good ganja? Well, at least that's what the former DEA agent did during this clip from the 2007 documentary American Drug War: The Last White Hope. In it, Arpaio was asked his opinion on medical marijuana, as he stands in Tent City, surr ... More >>
Arizona's U.S. Attorney, Diane Humetewa, the nation's first-ever Native American woman to become a U.S. Attorney in any state, will resign on August 2. Sandy Raynor, spokeswoman for the office, says Humetewa plans on spending some time with her family before figuring out her next career mo ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced today he'll take $2,613 out of his $97,000 yearly salary and donate it to "charities" while his employees are forced to take unpaid, two-week furloughs. In typical self-aggrandizing fashion for the sheriff, the beneficiaries of Arpaio's largess will ... More >>
Border Patrol checkpoints and their impact on civil rights will be discussed at a forum next week in Green Valley hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union. The topic is a hot one in the southern Arizona community, where some residents have fought plans to install a permanent checkpoint on Inte ... More >>
A Phoenix pharmacy and its owner have been indicted for selling up to $8 million in human-growth hormone to doctors without receiving prescriptions. An announcement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix also says the Compounding Center, 4045 East Bell Road, and wholesale division manager ... More >>
Just in time for our blog post today about the role of the FBI in the Phoenix kidnapping crisis comes a major announcement that the FBI will focus more on the problem as part of a strategy to combat cartel violence. In a statement made today during his trip in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Hold ... More >>
County law enforcement's seeking more and more Web site information to mount investigations against private citizens
Paranoia aside, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas just may be targeting you
This vigilant vulture crafts a Christmas card to Sheriff Joe, as the Pinal County Attorney's Office threatens to seek a felony indictment against New Times
The Phoenix branch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau is Exhibit A of this country's failed border policies
Violent shoot-outs and dangerous love in Mann's visceral cop series update
Robert Owens, A gifted con artist linked to an astonishing murder-for-hire plot, may go free because he's compromised law enforcement.
The powerful Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona and Senator John McCain want Sheriff Joke gone
The Phoenix City Council can't sanction the $350 million, city-owned convention center hotel. By law, a referendum must be held.
Oh, look – another bad John Travolta movie. How original.
The MadCaPs take their music to the streets of Phoenix – literally
Letters from the week of December 19, 2002
If Joe Arpaio runs for governor, he'll win if people forget he's a madman
Fen-Phen conviction results in prison sentence
The Roots return to the Valley, fresh off an effort helping to bridge the gap between electronica and hip-hop
Local distributor of "party drug" ingredient held on $5 million bail in biggest GHB bust in U.S. history
State requirements for a concealed weapons permit are hit or miss
Jeff Ofstedahl became the Valley's most visible gay activist, turned Echo Magazine into a political force, and carefully planned his departure for four months of sailing and finishing a novel. Then his doctor called.
Local shopkeepers stung in Mini Thins case get help from national Arab-American leaders
How did the sheriff's posse commander and his minions miss what is alleged to have been the largest marijuana-smuggling operation ever run by gringos? They were, after all, sharing a warehouse.