The National Republican Congressional Committee has been increasing press-release blasts to some of its targeted districts recently, including two already today.The releases mostly tie local candidates to the Obama administration and the current Democrats in Congress, just plugging in the name of th ... More >>
We recently wrote half-kidding (just half) that Andy Thomas henchwoman deputy county attorney Lisa Aubuchon would be on her way to a new gig with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in no time.
Then, late last week, we got word that this failure of a prosecutor had been  ... More >>
Sheriff Joe's deputies were busy this weekend.Deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office paid visits to at least seven rank-and-file county employees over the weekend, attempting to question them about the court tower project, county spending, and other topics ... More >>
The squabble between Maricopa County officials took yet another turn today as deputies raided the offices of a local computer firm, looking for evidence of fraud and other crimes.
For close followers of the circus acts that pass for county news these days, you'll need another branch for the flow cha ... More >>
Since we're on speaking terms (for the time being) with Dave Hendershott, chief deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Joe Arpaio's right-hand man, we've got a few other things to relate to you. From interviews last night and today with him, we learned:
*Hendershott is ticked o ... More >>
Maricopa County officials responded to criticism by Sheriff Joe Arpaio today about budget cuts, saying the sheriff's office is not the only county agency that's hurting.
In a prepared statement, county leaders outline how Arpaio signed off on the budget he's now complaining a ... More >>
An analysis released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget shows that legal disputes between Maricopa county officials cost taxpayers about $1.1. million in fees. In the past year, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, County Treasurer Charles Hoskins, and the Board ... More >>
Charles "Hos" HoskinsThe Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted today to file a special court action to force the county's treasurer to open his accounting books and explain a mysterious transfer of funds.
The Supervisors say (see full text of news release below) that nearly $900,000 in a ... More >>
Maricopa County will close a family planning clinic, put off non-crucial building maintenance, reduce cleaning services and make other changes because of a $32.6 million budget cut.
Revenues are coming in even slower than expected, forcing the Board of Supervisors to approve the latest cuts and ... More >>
The public war of words (and lawsuits and public records requests and criminal indictments) between county officials has been going on behind the scenes, too.One of our much-appreciated leaks at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office forwarded to New Times an internal "Briefing Board" memo from Arpaio ... More >>