The Southern Poverty Law Center has updated its register of hate groups, and also provided maps of the locations for said hate groups.This year, Arizona clocked in with 20 such groups; not much has changed since 19 were identified back in 2009.
Voters in the town of Buckeye decided to take on the title of being a "city."About 60 percent of the voters were in favor of the change, according to the town's election results.
Policing the FLDS towns of Colorado City and Hildale on the Utah/Arizona border could become with a new $420,000 for taxpayers.Attorney General Tom Horne's funding for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office to patrol the area is running dry, after a bill that attempts to deal with the situation in Color ... More >>
Despite all the denials, the FLDS border towns of Colorado City and Hildale on the Utah/Arizona border still aren't up to par on the American way of life.Even after recent reports of more horrific animal abuse (even more recently than we'd previously thought), and the reports that as many as 60 surv ... More >>
Courtesy of the conservative Western Free Press, we finally have state Representative Eddie Farnsworth's lame attempt to justify not allowing a bill that would have cracked down on pimps selling teenage prostitutes to have a hearing in the Judiciary Committee, which Farnsworth chairs. See also: -Ed ... More >>
If more than two-thirds of the state House votes in favor of a bill that would rein in corruption in local police forces, you would anticipate that the proposed legislation at least would receive a hearing in the state Senate, wouldn't you? See also: -Eddie Farnsworth Blocked Hearing for Anti-Child ... More >>
Republican Representative Doris Goodale "can't explain" her opposition to the bill that was proposed to disband the "Marshal's Office" in the polygamist town of Colorado City, the bill's sponsor tells New Times.Despite county, state, and federal authorities claiming misconduct in the police force th ... More >>
For the second straight year, Republican Representative Doris Goodale strongly opposed legislation that would disband the "Marshal's Office" in the polygamist town of Colorado City, which is in her district.Despite county, state, and federal authorities claiming misconduct in the police force there, ... More >>
A neutered version of the bill that would have gotten rid of the corrupt cops in Colorado City passed the House yesterday.House Bill 2648 was approved by the House with a 52-7 vote, after one of the primary purposes -- disbanding the "Marshal's Office" in the polygamist town of Colorado City -- was ... More >>
A bill that would disband the police force in Colorado City is back again this legislative session.For whatever reasons, legislators ended up killing almost the same exact bill last session, and the allegedly corrupt "marshals" on the Utah/Arizona border -- whom Attorney General Tom Horne contends a ... More >>
A woman who was married at the age of 14 thanks to convicted child-rapist Warren Jeffs is now free -- at the age of 26.Attorney General Tom Horne set up the press conference yesterday with the woman, Ruby Jessop, as Horne's chalking up her escape to his office's payment to the Mohave County Sheriff' ... More >>
See also: Colorado City Sued by Justice Department See also: Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado CitySee also: Someone Buried a Cat on Ex-FLDS Member's PropertySee also: New Times special report: Polygamy in ArizonaColorado City and its neighboring town of Hildale -- the former stompin ... More >>
See also: New Times special report: Polygamy in Arizona See also: Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City See also: Colorado City Sued by Justice DepartmentSee also: Someone Buried a Cat Up to Its Head in Concrete on Ex-FLDS Member's PropertyThe Mohave County Sheriff's Office will be ... More >>
See also: New Times special report: Polygamy in Arizona See also: Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City See also: Colorado City Sued by Justice DepartmentSee also: Someone Buried a Cat Up to Its Head in Concrete on Ex-FLDS Member's PropertyPETA's kind of in an awkward spot right now ... More >>
The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division sued the neighboring towns of Colorado City and Hildale yesterday, as the DoJ apparently thought it was inappropriate to have a child rapist running the show.The DoJ filed suit alleging religious and housing discrimination, with much of the lawsuit brin ... More >>
Janet Heimlich, author of the book Breaking Their Will, will lead a discussion on clergy child-abuse this afternoon.Clergy child-abuse expert Janet Heimlich will be in Scottsdale this afternoon to give a talk about abuse within the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a fundam ... More >>
We remember Debra Weyermann from our long-ago days trolling for stories for the Sierra Vista and Bibsee dailies down at the Mexican border. She was known as "D" in those days when she covered the courts for the Arizona Daily Star, and did a bang-up job. Kick-ass book by veteran journal ... More >>
John Dougherty: Candidate for U.S. Senate In the we-really-aren't-making-this-up department, our ex-colleague John Dougherty tells us that he's filed documents today with the Federal Elections Commission as a first step to run in the upcoming Democratic primary for a U.S. Senate seat. ... More >>
He didn't work a runway in pink underwear, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio still calls Charles Barkley a "model inmate" after the former Suns star talked to 200 teenage inmates on Saturday in Tent City, where he served three days for a DUI...Andrew Segal, 19, a student at U of A, was found dead at the Ph ... More >>
Few argue that Janet Napolitano has been a good governor. The question is, why isn't she great?
Fundamentalist Mormons lose control of Colorado City's school district, as a criminal investigation continues
A new state law wrests control of Colorado City schools away from polygamist zealots
A bill before the Legislature would allow the state to begin reforming a society that steals public money and abuses underage girls
Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!
Letters from the week of February 5, 2004
Napolitano and Goddard exhibit cowardly conduct in the polygamy probe
Arizona launches a probe into alleged improper spending by the Colorado City school district
A surprising settlement in a Morman case
Church leaders want ousted members out of their home
The Utah AG's office vows aggressive prosecution of fundamentalist Mormons who "marry" young girls
Arizona polygamist leaders are using public funds to support religious schools and line their own pockets. The state's done nothing to stop them.
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.