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1 hr ago | ABC15.com

Crews start to repair roads damaged in flooding

Maricopa County road crews have begun working to clear blocked roadways in New River after storms flooded the area last month. John Deegan said the sound of trucks hauling equipment is a welcome sound.

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Related Topix: New River, AZ

3 hrs ago | ABC15.com

2 gang members convicted in Tempe bar shooting

Two gang members were convicted Monday for shooting at a crowd outside a Tempe nightclub back in 2012, according to the Maricopa County Attorney's office. Bryston Ware, 24, and Raynon Keswun Jones, 21, were at The Clubhouse Music Venue near Broadway and Rural roads on March 2, 2012, waiting with fellow gang members for a performance by rapper Nipsey, the attorney's office said.

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Related Topix: Tempe, AZ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

6 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Gilbert couple accused of beating teenage daughter

A Gilbert couple is facing child abuse charges after their daughter was injured while they were disciplining her for smoking marijuana. Maricopa County prosecutors say Davinder Singh, 44, and Trishanjit Kaur Singh, 43, were arrested Friday.

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Related Topix: Gilbert, AZ, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Drugs

8 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Russell Pearce Protesters Show Up to Maricopa County Treasurer's Office

Pearce, the recalled ex-state Senate President, recently landed an $85,000-a-year gig with the treasurer's office -- a job that calls for Pearce to promote a program that provides assistance to low-income seniors. Meanwhile, Pearce has bashed government programs that help the poor on his radio show, and just this weekend resigned from his post as the first vice chair of the Arizona Republican Party for his draconian proposal for reforming welfare programs.

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8 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times

Russell Pearce Disses 47 Percent of Americans, Insults Legal...

But Pearce still has his $85,000 a year gub'mint job working for fellow Republican, Maricopa County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins. And Pearce has no problem letting Hoskins know what he thinks of poor folk, as he did on September 2, via his county e-mail address.

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Related Topix: Tax

13 hrs ago | The Tallahassee O

ACLU Press Release | Arizona District Court Judge Grants Over $4 ...

Arizona District Court Judge Grants Over $4 million In Attorney Fees To Civil Rights Groups In Landmark Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio And Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Arizona District Court Judge Grants Over $4 million in Attorney Fees to Civil Rights Groups in Landmark Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Phoenix - U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow today granted more than $4.4 million in attorney's fees to four legal organizations that litigated Melendres, et al. v. Arpaio, et al ., a lawsuit challenging racially discriminatory law enforcement practices by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona.

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17 hrs ago | Overlawyered

Feds to Arpaio: give back that Pentagon gear

Maricopa County Sheriff and longtime Overlawyered mentionee Joe Arpaio did not keep close track of the military-grade gear the Pentagon gave him - in fact, his office seems to have lost some of it - and now the feds are lowering the boom: "Because of the agency's continued failure to locate nine missing weapons issued by the Pentagon's 1033 program, the Sheriff's Office was terminated from the military-A surplus program, effective immediately. The agency is required to return its cache of issued firearms, helicopters and other gear within 120 days."

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Bugle

GOP may sue to keep independents out of primaries

Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election -- close to one vote out of every seven -- may have affected some races. A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, said he wants the party's lawyers to find ways around the 1998 voter-approved measure which allows independents to participate in choosing the nominees of any recognized party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer

ABC15.com

ASU campus police given military weapons

Arizona universities are taking advantage of the federal government's 1033 program which gives away military equipment and weapons for free. The firearms originally came from the Department of Public Safety, who were going to turn the weapons back in, according to ASU Sergeant Daniel Macias.

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The Arizona Republic

3 candidates support lower tuition for Dreamers

Three retired educators are running for the seat to represent District 3, which includes central and north Phoenix and part of north Scottsdale, on the Maricopa County Community College District governing board. Johanna Haver, Reyes Medrano and Fred Zook answered questions at a forum at Paradise Valley Community College last week in which they were asked their views about the tuition policy.

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Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Education Etc.

The Arizona Republic

Should cities do more after big storms strike?

This week's question: Is there more your city or town should do to help residents and to protect both public and private property when big storms strike? Should cities do more after big storms strike? This week's question: Is there more your city or town should do to help residents and to protect both public and private property when big storms strike? Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tY2s7e This week's question: Is there more your city or town should do to help residents and to protect both public and private property when big storms strike? The massive storm that walloped the Valley early Monday morning caused widespread flooding, along with damage to homes, businesses and even some government buildings.

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Related Topix: Surprise, AZ, Avondale, AZ, Goodyear, AZ, El Mirage, AZ, Weather

ABA Journal

Guilty of grisly murder, Jodi Arias auctions...

Jodi Arias was found guilty last year in the grisly murder of her onetime boyfriend, Travis Alexander, with the help of two key sets of evidence: Photos she apparently took of the crime scene and then forgot in a camera found in the washing machine at his Arizona home. A 2009 interview with 48 Hours , in which she told a tall tale, as she later admitted, about what really happened, contending that masked intruders committed the crime.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense

KTVK Phoenix

Ex-Phoenix police officer enters plea in porn case

A former Phoenix police sergeant accused in a child pornography case has pleaded not guilty. Maricopa County prosecutors say 61-year-old Robert Carrillo entered his plea Monday.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Chandler, AZ

Courthouse News Service

Defenders of Ariz. 'Oasis' See End of Lifestyle in Chicken Factory

Just before the turn off to the Casa Blanca Hot Springs, there's a small homemade sign on the side of the road depicting the outline of a chicken head inside of a red circle with a slash through it. It's one of the few clues on the ground here that this tiny desert way station, about an hour west of Phoenix, is in turmoil.

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Related Topix: Palo Verde, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Tonopah, AZ

KTVK Phoenix

Mesa doctor pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

A Mesa doctor accused of inappropriately touching two female patients during medical exams has pleaded not guilty. Maricopa County prosecutors say Dr. Manuel Abrante entered his plea Monday.

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Related Topix: Mesa, AZ

The Arizona Republic

Golf course owner faces $1.6M back-tax bill

Ahwatukee golf course owner faces $1.6M back-tax bill Ahwatukee golf course owner owes $1.6 million in taxes, penalties; disqualified for special golf assessment Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1s3OTXv Shuttered Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Club, which formally closed on May 5, 2013 and is located on 13431 S. 44th St., Phoenix, is surrounded by barbed wire and chain-link fencing. Club owner Wilson Gee will be receiving a bill for approximately $1.6 million in back taxes and penalties in his next notification from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office because, it says, the closed, blighted property no longer qualifies for a special assessment as a golf course.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ

U.U. World

Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio

Hold up those lights: 2012 Justice General Assembly The Unitarian Universalist Association gathers in Phoenix to challenge the treatment of immigrants. Michelle Bates Deakin New crowdfunding site draws $100K for UU projects Donors pledge $100,000 through Faithify.org for Unitarian Universalist projects in first two months.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Immigration Reform, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KTAR

New Phoenix play satirizes Arizona political figures

Arizona voters have some pretty serious choices to make at the ballot box in November, including deciding who will be the next Governor of the Arizona. In "Arizona Pastorela: Everybody Wants to be Governor," everyone from Doug Ducey and Fred DuVal to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and even Chewbacca the Wookie is running for Arizona governor.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Theater, Arts

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Recession delayed Phoenix flood-control plans

Recession delayed Phoenix flood-control plans Phoenix shelved hundreds of drainage projects amid the recession to avoid raising property taxes or cutting basic services. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1tPU61A Rising water swallowed up cars at Interstate 10 and 43rd Avenue this week.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KTAR

Arizona university students opening health clinic for homeless

Some of Arizona's university students will get a taste of real-world experience this weekend, all while helping those in need. The group of about 70 students from Arizona's three public universities -- Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona -- are part of a group called the Student Health Outreach for Wellness initiative.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Central, AZ

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