Congressman Jeff Flake, who is running for U.S. Senate against former U.S. Surgeon General Rich Carmona, says he doesn't like earmarks, which some call "pork barrel spending."
He certainly has earned a reputation for fighting against federal funding for specific projects attached to unrelated bil ... More >>
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Last week, the state Department of Health Services rejected the chance to add PTSD to the list of qualifying ailment ... More >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced today that it's currently training 22 military veterans to be detention officers at the MCSO's jails.As you're probably aware, the MCSO currently has more than a few openings for detention officer gigs (more on that below).In October, Sheriff Joe Arp ... More >>
The problem of sewer water leaking on surgical patients at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix began as early as April of 2009, a newly obtained report shows.
Until we received the report today, we'd been under the impression that two incidents of water leaking into the ... More >>
The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix has finally confirmed what an anonymous source told us back in October:
Backed-up toilet water really did drip into the open surgical wound of a veteran on an operating table.
Still, we're not terribly impressed with the records received from ... More >>
Backed-up toilet water on the fifth floor of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix dripped into rooms where surgery was occurring this summer -- twice.The dirty secret was revealed in an anonymous letter we received yesterday that outlined less-than-admirab ... More >>
Elsa Lynch, a longtime judge and court administrator in Paradise Valley who abruptly retired last summer, has received a sentence of one year's probation for theft of government benefits.
As we reported in January, Lynch was indicted by a federal grand jury a few weeks after "reti ... More >>
We had no idea that Paradise Valley's veteran judge, Elsa Lynch, was in a peck of legal trouble when she told us in July about her upcoming retirement.
Forgive us for momentarily losing our suspicious mind.
A few weeks after our chat, it turns out, Lynch was indicted by a federal grand jur ... More >>
Patrick Chorpenning, the former director of the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, pleaded not guilty today to charges of fraud and misuse of public funds.
The state Attorney General's office is prosecuting Chorpenning after a two-year investigation turned up a mountain of evidence that he ha ... More >>