State Rep. Cloves Campbell Jr., who has called for Authement's dismissal, said officers always claim they were assaulted after any altercation. "This officer was putting his hands on Michael Johnson and pushing him back 15 to 20 feet when he almos
The statewide sales-tax hike that goes before Arizona voters this spring is temporary, designed to expire in 3 years. Try telling that to Thayer Verschoor, or other tax opponents who are suspicious that a tax, once in place, can ever go away.
Desert Hills Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Arizona, was shut down by banking regulators Friday. New York Community Bank assumed all Desert Hills' deposits, which remain federally insured. Desert Hills' branches will reopen on Monday
CHANDLER, Arizona - The nation’s recession is deepening in Arizona. About one-tenth of existing jobs have been wiped out. With an unemployment rate of 9.2%, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council says Arizona is one of the worst states in the country i
PHOENIX — The state's jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month as the number of jobs created lagged behind what normally would be expected at this time of year. New figures today from the Arizona Department of Commerce put the seasona
The personal income of Arizonans slid more last year than almost anywhere else in the nation. Their average per capita income dropped, to $32,935. The recession resulted in a decline nationwide of 2.8%, but the drop in Arizona was 4.1%.
Proposed legislation that would make Arizona the third state in the nation to allow adults to carry concealed guns without permits may be the first of the dozen or so weapons-related bills proposed this session to hit the governor's desk. Lawmake
PHOENIX -- Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard says he won't join lawsuits filed by other states' attorneys general to challenge the federal health care overhaul. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer responded to Goddard's announcement Wednesday by
Demands Ernie Hancock's Lawyer in Letter to Senate Ethics Committee
The new federal health care plan could cost Arizona $7 billion a year if lawmakers here don't restore the cuts they made to insurance programs. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, said the scheduled elimination of Kids Care on June 15 would put the st
The front door was smashed out at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ congressional office last night. At 2:40 a.m., just a few hours after staff left the building after the late-night [healthcare] vote, the alarm system went off, said spokesman
A true anti-freedom bill, an Arizona version of REAL ID, is to be voted on in the Arizona House of Representatives by the Committee of the Whole (COW, in other words the full house) TODAY
But the key problem with any of these schemes isn’t the excuse that is offered to justify their creation, but the potential they create for abuse and the inevitability that they will be used in ways that the public never imagined when they allowed th
A corporate security breach at American Traffic Solutions was uncovered by CameraFRAUD volunteers Saturday night. The photo radar ticket processing facility, located in the Phoenix-suburb of Ahwatukee, was left unlocked and unattended. Numerous bu
This summer, Arizona will become the only state in the nation that doesn't provide health-care coverage under a federal program to insure children of the working poor. State lawmakers last week eliminated Kids- Care, which serves nearly 39,000 c
"It appears that an open boarders [sic] person named Ernest Hancock mass emailed the House Legislators claiming that HB2632 is a backdoor to the Real ID ACT.... This whole email campaign was just short of a domestic terrorist act."
The Arizona State Senate is considering two bills that will turn your driver’s license into a national ID card and share your personal information with the US Department of Homeland Security. SB1070 and HB2632 are ostensibly anti-illegal immigrati
In 2003 I interviewed Russell Pearce for my morning show with full understanding of what was really going on. Senator Pearce has been at the front of the effort to link Arizonans with national databases since Director of the DMV.
Read it for yourself. Find your state rep here http://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster.asp?Body=H CALL AND EMAIL BEFORE TOMORROW - TUES - 10 AM This is the one you can't ignore. Because it wont ignore you when passed.
For years Arizona has been known as the “sunset state,” but lately some residents simply call it the “surveillance state.” “They track us everywhere we go,” says Phoenix resident Shawn Dow.
"...That's rich! So Lipstick Joe and the Boyz totally thought they had destroyed all the evidence against them only to find out a 3rd party vendor had been backing all their city correspondence due to corruption in another matter. So much corrupti
A handful of taxpayers in a small community north of Wickenburg, Arizona are being targeted by the local school district in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare they have no right to request public records, sue the district, or complain to outside
Phoenix Columnist David Leibotwitz chimes in on the Arizona state legislature and what he says they do best' --- nothing. A bit risqué for the Arizona Family Network but I like it.
Scottsdale voters approved a two-point increase in the transient lodging tax Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the city clerk.
Bankruptcy filings continue to climb this year across Arizona and the Valley while most consumers filed for Chapter 7, which doesn’t require any repayment of debt. Some 5,207 Arizonans filed for bankruptcy during the first two months of the year, 45.
The Scottsdale City Council voted 6-1 Feb. 16 to extend the contract of Tempe-based ambulance service Professional Medical Transport, Inc.
The Scottsdale City Council passed a motion Feb. 9 to reject action on a citizen petition designed to prevent the use of alternative service in photo radar traffic cases.
Last month, about 940 homes were bought at Valley foreclosure auctions, five times the number sold at auction a year ago. And one reason more homes are going to auction is because lenders are dropping prices so they don't have to take homes back...
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Senate is poised to broaden the state's restrictions on local gun-control laws. State law already generally pre-empts local ordinances on transportation, possession, sale or use of firearms and ammunition, but the law g
Supervisor Tom Sockwell wrote there is a good reason people are not allowed to politic on county property, writing "We the people" should be able to carry out the public's business without running a gauntlet of soapbox activists like Zanna, Langston