Stories tagged: "Maricopa County"


man holding sign at Phoenix protest that says "stop murdering my friends"
Maricopa County Attorney Declines to Charge Dion Johnson’s Killer

Johnson was killed by a state trooper who found him sleeping in his vehicle, which was parked at the top of an on-ramp on Loop 101.

Photo by Tiffany Tertipes
Maricopa County In-Person Voting Begins in Just One Month — Are You Ready?

Voters in Maricopa County will be able to start voting in person in on Oct. 7, and can receive text updates regarding the status of their ballot.

Photo by Steven Senne, Associated Press
Arizona’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts Found to be Largely Ineffective

Roughly 80% of tracing investigations in Maricopa County were not completed. because patients failed to complete their questionnaire.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Maricopa County Reverses Policy on Anti-Gay Adoptions

The policy was put in place by former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery after a state law legalized gay marriage in 2015.

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Report: White Criminals in Maricopa County More Likely to Be Offered Leniency

An analysis of over 50,000 criminal cases found that Black and Latino defendants are given longer sentences and higher fines than their white counterparts.

People gather in an empty lot near the Human Services Campus in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix Is Turning Parking Spaces Into Full-Blown Shelters for City’s Unhoused

Some of Phoenix's most vulnerable are being tasked with an impossible decision: risk contracting COVID, or expose themselves to the harsh summer weather?

teen Antonio Arce homicide
Tempe Teen Death Ruled a Homicide, Report Says, But Police Officer Will Not Face Charges

A medical examiner report ruled Antonio Arce's a homicide, but the officer who shot him won't face charges.