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Authorities Investigate Suspicious Envelope Sent To 'America's Toughest Sheriff'

AP | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Authorities are investigating an envelope containing white powder that was directed to President Barack Obama and listed a controversial Ar...

Cristina Costantini

Woman Shackled During Childbirth Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.22.2011 | Latino Voices

Two years ago today Miriam Mendiola-Martinez gave birth while in police custody, after being arrested for using false documents to obtain work. She sa...

Feds Approve New Solar Energy Project

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

PHOENIX -- The federal government has approved the Sonoran Solar Energy Project, which will be built on public lands in Arizona's Maricopa County. Bu...

Arizona Official Concerned About Joe Arpaio Aftermath

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

JACQUES BILLEAUD AND BOB CHRISTIE, The Associated Press PHOENIX — The federal government's decision to stop an Arizona sheriff from checking inma...

Controversial Arizona Sheriff's Critics Call For Him To Resign Over Botched Investigations

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -- Roughly 100 opponents of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio turned out at a meeting of Maricopa County off...

Arizona Outraged At Latest Sheriff Arpaio Fiasco, Calls For Resignation

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

An alarming new investigation just released by the AP has found that hundreds of reported sex crimes, including child molestation, have fallen through the cracks of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Arizona Sheriff Apologizes For Botched Cases

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio apologized Monday to victims for his office's botched investigations of a large number of sex-crimes cases as the tough-...

Critics: 'Tough' Sheriff Botched Sex-Crime Cases

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- The 13-year-old girl opened the door of her home in this small city on the edge of Phoenix to encounter a man who said that his ca...

Manu Chao: A Heartfelt Song in Arizona

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Pablo Alvarado


'America's Toughest Sheriff' Takes The Stand

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America prides himself on being in charge and accountable. On Tuesday, he acknowledged that he...

Steven Seagal Denies Killing Puppy In Police Raid

AP | MARK CARLSON | Posted 11.02.2011 | Weird News

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and actor Steven Seagal deny accusations by a Phoenix man and his lawyer that a family dog was kill...

Hazy Parenting: Mother Blew Weed Smoke In Infant's Mouth To Calm Her Down, Police Say

Posted 10.31.2011 | Weird News

A 21-year-old mother was arrested by Gilbert, Az., Police on Saturday after she allegedly tried to calm her infant daughter by blowing marijuana smoke...

Not Guilty Pleas For Relatives Accused Of Killing 10-Year-Old Over A Popsicle

AP | Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) -- Four family members of a 10-year-old Phoenix girl found dead in a padlocked, plastic footlocker have pleaded not guilty to charges ste...

UPDATE: No Felony Charges For TSA Groping Incident

Posted 09.18.2011 | Denver

Prosecutors have decided they will not press felony charges against a woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Agent. Longmont re...

When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

Steve Leveen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.

Naked Woman On Park Bench Allegedly Wanted To 'Cool Off'

Posted 10.19.2011 | Weird News

Next time Susan Pollock needs to cool off, she should head to a nude beach instead of the city park. The 44-year-old woman was charged with indece...

Iraqi Immigrant Sentenced In Arizona 'Honor Killing'

AP | By AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

PHOENIX -- An Iraqi immigrant was sentenced Friday to 34 1/2 years in an Arizona prison for running over and killing his 20-year-old daughter because ...

When War is Peace and 'Secure Communities' Means 'Deportation': Orwell as Advisor to the President

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

While George Bush was advised by Dick Cheney, it seems like President Obama has been reading 1984.

The Great State Of Baja Arizona? "Not Everyone In Arizona Is An Extremist"

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

It seems the Grand Canyon State has lately become as famous for its extremist politics as for its famous national park. Some Arizona residents say they've had enough, they're ready to leave Arizona. But they're not talking about moving to another state. They want to start a state of their own.

Joe Arpaio Holds 'American Idol'-Style Caroling Contest For Inmates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"America's Toughest Sheriff," Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County, set up a reality TV-style contest for the holidays this year, encouraging priso...

Is Obama an Accomplice in Arizona's Human Rights Crisis?

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pablo Alvarado

The president has ramped up policies that created the conditions for 1070's passage. If he doesn't act to reign them in, any gains made among Latino voters will be castles in the sand.

Immigration Insider | Election Day: Dirty Dozen, March to the Polls

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Check out America's Voice’s new weekly resource, "Immigration Insider," which takes an in-depth look at immigration politics. SUBSCRIBE to recei...

SB1070 and Arizona

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

Arizona says our law is federal law, and we're going to enforce it. The state's sizable Latino population, about 30 percent of the total, legally and illegally here in the US, has said all along it's not so simple.

Arizona's Axis of Hysteria

John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Dougherty

Neither member of the Axis of Hysteria will be satisfied until they've installed a Republican police state that will round up millions of undocumented migrants across the country and expel them.

Arizona Immigration Law: Painful Lessons From Oklahoma

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

op-ed originally published April 28, 2010 in Christian Science Monitor In late 2007, Oklahoma legislators enacted what was then the nation's toughes...