State and university employees could wind up with IOUs in their pay envelopes instead of checks in February if the planned sale of state buildings hits a snag, state Treasurer Dean Martin warned Monday. And that could leave workers with a piece of
When last we left the standoff in Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe had given Dep. Adam Stoddard a deadline by which to apologize for swiping documents from a defense attorney’s file in open court last month. Maricopa Coun
Additionally, an inspector is observed attempting to open and search a private cargo container in a private conveyance absent consent from the driver or probable cause. This action violates limitations imposed on internal checkpoint operations by the
The world's pettiest sheriff continues to show us the facade that passes for law and order in Maricopa County
U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, a Libertarian hero and former Republican presidential candidate , will speak at Phoenix and Tempe forums this week. Paul, R-Texas, will address students at Arizona State University on Friday and will be the keynote spea
A Maricopa County sheriff’s detention officer has refused to comply with a judge’s order to publicly apologize for looking at an attorney’s papers in court without the lawyer’s knowledge or consent. However, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said
A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer must report to jail Tuesday or a bench warrant will be issued for his arrest, according to court officials. Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra said Adam Stoddard must report to the 4
State spending continues to outpace revenues, paving the way for a deeper deficit. The state took in about $455 million from all sources in October. But the state also spent nearly $1.1 billion in the same period.
A Maricopa County Sheriff's dentention officer who was ordered by a [impotent] judge to publicly apologize for looking at an attorney's papers in court without the lawyer knowing has refused to comply with the order. In a statement issued Monday n
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You know Arizona's economy is in bad shape when it ranks worse than Michigan's. Even after years of mind-numbing hits to its construction industry, it's a jolt to realize Arizona has lost a larger percentage of jobs in this recession than Michigan
Instead of serving as an independent agency conducting a neutral review regarding the effectiveness of internal checkpoints, in its report the GAO went out of its way to downplay data showing border operations are more than ten times more effective t
The last speaker identifies herself as a Tubac homeowner who wants to know how checkpoints can be effective if all they do is verbally request someone to state their citizenship. Chief Gilbert indicates that checkpoint agents are trained to look f
After 11 grueling days days of intense deliberations plus travel, I feel like I didn't pay my loan shark, and his boys taught me a lesson...
Solo drivers on Interstate 10 could soon zip past traffic by paying a toll to use the carpool lane if a prediction by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters proves right. She says high-occupancy toll, or HOT, lanes on I-10 could soon be
As many as half the massage establishments in Mesa may have shuttered their doors since police began a crackdown on illicit activity two months ago. The vanishing businesses are a result of police arresting employees on prostitution charges and is
Prices on some foreclosure homes are being dropped below the opening bid just hours or even minutes before the auction. Buyers aware of the "drop bids" scoop up the houses before other bidders know about the price drops. Drop bids violate the stat
GAO representative Richard Stana responds to Marshals questions regarding SBInet from the previous video. Stana indicated neither SBInet or Project 28 have lived up to expectations but work will continue on them. He also indicated SBInet's ultimate g
Of special note is Chief Gilbert's feigned outrage after being accused of not listening to community concerns regarding the proposed checkpoint. To show just how much concern he has, Gilbert assured the speaker the community will have a say in the ty
Congressman Ron Paul will be in Phoenix, December 4th and 5th. Ron Paul will be a featured speaker at the Freedom Summit 2009 and will deliver the keynote speech at the 1st Annual Arizona Campaign for Liberty State Convention.
Investigators seized 23 inert grenades and arrested 3 men on suspicion of selling dormant grenades that do not contain a fuse or explosive powder knowing they would be converted to live explosive devices.
The officer was ordered by a judge to hold a press conference to apologize for his actions - an order that Sheriff Joe Arpaio immediately said would be defied. Arpaio said, "I decide who holds press conferences and when they are held regarding this S
Arizona could get out of its budget jam more quickly if state legislators would act more like statesmen and less like political partisans, a group of politicians, lobbyists and policy makers concluded Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of calls
As lawmakers convened to start chipping away at a $2 billion budget deficit, the state is preparing to turn to outside lenders for the first time in Arizona history. The borrowing is needed to give the state enough cash to carry it through ongoing re
The mortgage measure is the latest effort by the bankers to keep from being stuck with properties that are worth less than they loaned to homeowners. Arizona is an "anti-deficiency'' state. Homeowners who end up owning more than the property is wo
Representative Giffords responds in this video by making it clear she's bought the Department of Homeland Security's propaganda hook, line and sinker. She indicates the maps of (permanent) checkpoint locations and statistics speak for themselves. I w
FORT HUACHUCA — With five individuals taken into custody Sunday by fort law enforcement officers, the sixth annual protest against the post ended. For the Rev. Jerome Alexander Zawada, a Franciscan Roman Catholic priest from Tucson, Sunday was at le
To really add insult to injury, Chief Gilbert went on to say the American people deserve a 'defense in depth' but failed to mention whether or not the American people also deserved to be routinely stopped, seized, interrogated and searched absent sus
Stana went on to say he wanted to conduct comparisons between different checkpoint operations but made no mention of comparing checkpoint operations to actual border operations. As I've pointed out elsewhere, doing so would have undermined the GAO's
Jim goes to court expecting to be arrested. The other side expects to get Jim arrested. Sheriff Joe's truncheons show up. It is Friday the 13th and I expect everyone is going to get arrested. Hilarity punctuated by boredom will ensue as always.