An Arizona House committee passed a bill last week that would require every student at a public college in the state, regardless of economic status, to pay a minimum of $2,000 in tuition.
After more than eight long years, hundreds of legal documents later and several court challenges (including a reversal by the 9th circuit court of appeals), Checkpoint USA's lawsuit is finally being scheduled for trial after being launched in Decembe
As many Rethinking Schools readers know, in January Tucson school officials ordered our book Rethinking Columbus removed from Mexican American Studies classes, as part of their move to shut down the program.
A Bullhead City man found out this week that keeping a raccoon as a pet is against the law. Arizona Game and Fish Department officers along with members of the Bullhead City Police Department arrested 57-year-old Stan Morris Wednesday after learning
"It's about does the city have the power to simply say, "Eh, we don't feel like it. We don't like you,'" Kielskly said. "They can't do that. You've got to have standards. Once they are met, you've got to issue the permit."
Babeu, a Republican who is running for Congress in the 4th Congressional District, just as emphatically defended his right to take sexually explicit photographs of himself and send them to boyfriends. “We’re talking about personal liberties and freed
Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, facing explosive allegations of a relationship with a male Mexican immigrant, is stepping down from his role as Arizona co-chair of the Mitt Romney for President campaign. Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul gave TPM the follo
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose
“La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman has asked the FBI to investigate ‘potential systemic corruption’ involving municipal leaders.”
Late 2005 to October 2007 was not a good time to be raped or molested in El Mirage. During that time, the town had signed a contract to pay the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office $3.6 million for police services. But Sheriff Joe Arpaio didn't use th
A power struggle at Quartzsite Town Hall has now moved into the courts, with allegations that the municipal attorney is criminally prosecuting political enemies while smearing them on the Internet with spoof websites. In recent weeks, two defense
Today (14 Feb 2012) the City of Phoenix Pension Task Force made its report to the City Council. The fact that task force chairman Rick DeGraw never even mentioned a transition to 401k plans is only the most glaring example that they must live in some
The town of Gilbert, Arizona, just released its first app which is described in iTunes as a “Citizen Engagement app for the Town of Gilbert Arizona.”
Just wanted to pass this information along to you as I know that we all are affected by local elections. This is not a problem that affects only one political group, only one religion, only one ethnic group but rather a problem that affects us ALL i
A power point presentation showing pictures of police scenes - even some bodies - are not the kind of thing you'd expect to see at a Phoenix police holiday party. It was at a private home in an off-duty capacity last year, according to Phoenix pol
The Mesa resident was the first legislator in state history to be recalled when voters ousted him in November. He lost to challenger Jerry Lewis in Mesa's District 18. Pearce came under fire for his views on illegal immigration. SB 1070.
Arizona's 100 Year Anniversary of Statehood is Valentine's Day February 14th 2012. Please download this difficult to find PDF of an Original Arizona State Constitution.
Phranq Tamburri discusses the Arizona GOP State Convention this past Saturday, Jan 28th, 2012. Everyone welcome.
In a near unanimous decision, the Phoenix Human Relations Commission passed a resolution to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to step down Monday.
Russell Pearce made his return to Arizona politics today, nearly three months after being the first legislator recalled in the state’s 100-year history, when Arizona Republican Party activists overwhelmingly elected him to the No. 2 post in the party
In a sudden about-face, Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday evening made public a copy of the letter she handed President Barack Obama during their high-profile encounter a day earlier that dominated national news, the blogosphere and water-cooler conversati
A call to balance the budget could go ignored due to a “national emergency,” such as a war, like the current U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other military operations throughout the Middle East and Africa, or some other crisis. In this event, spe
Representative Gabrielle Giffords, shot in the head during a shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, last year, said she will step down this week from the U.S. Congress to focus on her recovery. "I have more work to do on my recovery, so to do what is
"I'm getting better."
The chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona is refusing to testify before Congress regarding Operation Fast and Furious, the federal gun-running scandal that sent U.S. weapons to Mexico.
The Libertarian party may depose employees at the Iron Mountain storage facility in an effort to determine who in Pima County had access to the ballots for the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) election since 2006. Previous depositions indic
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will travel to the Phoenix area on Wednesday, Jan. 25, a White House official confirmed Wednesday. The president’s trip to Arizona will be part of a five-state, three-day swing across the country that will begin th
Racial profiling is a felony. Yet the top two black officials in the nation, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, intend, in the words of the Justice Department, to "collaborate" with Sheriff Arpaio to remedy [his] abuses.
I have sad news to report: Carola Jacobson, a truly wonderful woman and a mother who stood alone against the Maricopa County Mafia, has succumbed to breast cancer, dying on December 30. Her memorial service is today in Phoenix.