The revelation that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio hired computer consultant Dennis Montgomery to investigate an alleged conspiracy by the Central Intelligence Agency is creating ripples in the contempt of court case against the sheriff. On Friday, the judge instructed the sheriff's attorney to contact the CIA's chief of counsel.
A Maricopa County superior court judge ruled Friday on the constitutionality of Arizona death penalty. Thirty defendants joined a motion to challenge the law to have the death penalty option removed from their cases.
A major national parks concessionaire has dropped efforts to trademark names of the Grand Canyon's most popular properties, including a group of rustic cabins, cottonwood trees and cantina on the canyon floor.
Arizona education officials have asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate possible cheating at seven schools where officials said some students' answers on standardized tests were erased and changed to the correct answer at a higher-than-normal rate.