For the second time in his ongoing contempt of court hearing against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, US District Court Judge Murray Snow questioned the sheriff directly from the bench. And just like when the judge questioned the sheriff for the first time in April, the sheriff again insisted the judge had not been investigated.
The Arizona Senate President is calling for an additional audit of the voter-approved agency that runs programs for early childhood health and development. This request comes one day after the group formally opposed the legislative leader’s education funding proposal.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that he'll be dropping out of the race for speaker of the U.S. House. The move was announced at a closed door meeting of GOP lawmakers who were scheduled to cast secret ballots for their nominee. Representative David Schweikert of Arizona said his initial reaction to the news was shock.
At one of the harshest federal prisons in the country, inmates are left with their wrists and ankles cuffed for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time. The prison says it's a safety issue. Inmates say it's punishment.