A new Arizona State University study on traffic stops by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found patterns of racially discriminatory policing. Some deputies, for example, were twice as likely as their colleagues to stop Hispanics.
The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 26 this summer. But to this day, a majority of businesses are not compliant, according to federal estimates. And here in Arizona that’s led one organization to take enforcement into its own hands.
The Maricopa County sheriff has raised close to $10 million in his bid for a seventh term— a stunning collection of campaign riches for a local police race, much of it contributed by a devoted base of backers who live outside Arizona.
Earlier this summer, Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order banning state agencies and departments from hiring contract lobbyists. At the same time, he set up a system for those agencies to request an exemption from that order.
The pomp and ceremony – not to mention protests – of the opening ceremonies are over, and it’s officially game on in Rio at the 2016 Olympics. BBC Sports reporter Ade Adedoyin is there covering the games.