Voter ID repercussions could be vast

Voter ID repercussions could be vast

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week stepped into the national fight over voter identification requirements, and the result won't please those pushing such requirements in at least 30 states.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Four bodies found in Arizona desert likely immigrants

PHOENIX, June 21 (UPI) -- Four bodies found in the Arizona desert Thursday likely were immigrants who died of exposure, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman said.

Hearing to debate possible monitor for controversial Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX, June 14 (UPI) -- A federal hearing Friday was expected to define how Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio trains his deputies and implements his immigration efforts, officials say.

Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio backs down from racial profiling

TUCSON, June 8 (UPI) -- Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is backing off enforcement of U.S. immigration law in response to a court ruling his discriminates against Latinos.

Sheriff Arpaio recall effort falls short in Arizona

TUCSON, May 31 (UPI) -- Organizers of an effort to have Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio recalled said Thursday their effort fell short.
Lakers' Steve Nash in Phoenix for court hearing

Lakers' Steve Nash in Phoenix for court hearing

PHOENIX, May 30 (UPI) -- Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers testified in a Phoenix court in an attempt to keep his ex-wife from moving to Los Angeles with their three children.

Court bans detention practices by Ariz. sheriff against Latinos

PHOENIX, May 25 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Arizona has ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's handling of people of Latino descent amounts to racial and ethnic profiling.
Mistrial declared in Jodi Arias penalty phase

Mistrial declared in Jodi Arias penalty phase

PHOENIX, May 23 (UPI) -- A mistrial was declared Thursday after the jury in the sentencing phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial couldn't agree on the death penalty or life in prison.
Mark Grace on jail time for DUI: 'I deserve to be here'

Mark Grace on jail time for DUI: 'I deserve to be here'

PHOENIX, May 16 (UPI) -- Former baseball player and broadcaster Mark Grace said his stay at the Tent City jail complex in Phoenix has been a life-changing experience.
Convicted killer Jodi Arias taken off suicide watch

Convicted killer Jodi Arias taken off suicide watch

PHOENIX, May 14 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias, the Arizona woman convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of her ex-boyfriend, has been taken off suicide watch, prison officials said.

'Aggravation phase' of Jodi Arias trial postponed

PHOENIX, May 9 (UPI) -- The aggravation phase of convicted murder Jodi Arias' Phoenix trial was delayed until May 15, Judge Sherry Stephens decided Thursday.
Report: Jodi Arias says would prefer death penalty to life in prison

Report: Jodi Arias says would prefer death penalty to life in prison

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias, convicted Wednesday in the stabbing and shooting death of her ex-lover, told KSAZ-TV in Phoenix she prefers the death penalty over life in prison.

Ex-MLB player Mark Grace, serving a DUI sentence, called model inmate

PHOENIX, April 30 (UPI) -- Ex-major league baseball player and announcer Mark Grace, serving time for DUI, was called a model prisoner by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office.
Former quarterback Jeff Lewis died of drug overdose, autopsy shows

Former quarterback Jeff Lewis died of drug overdose, autopsy shows

PHOENIX, April 17 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Jeff Lewis died in January of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy report said.

Police 'neutralize' bomb in package addressed to Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 12 (UPI) -- An intercepted package addressed to controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio contained an explosive device, police said.
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Maricopa County
Mike Tyson, pictured in a mug shot taken by the Maricopa County Police Department, was arrested outside of a night club in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 29, 2006. The former heavyweight champion is charged with drunk-driving and drug possession after nearly crashing into a police car as he left the night club, Arizona police said. (UPI Photo/Maricopa County Police Department)

Maricopa County (pronounced /ˌmærɨˈkoʊpə/) is located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of July 2008, its population was 3,954,598, which ranks fourth among the nation's counties and is greater than the population of 24 states. The county seat is Phoenix, which is Arizona's largest city and capital. The center of population of Arizona is located in Maricopa County, in the town of Gilbert. It is by far Arizona's most populous county, encompassing well more than half of the state's residents.

The population explosion is evident in a 2007 Forbes study which ranked four of Maricopa County's municipalities in the top ten fastest-growing cities in the nation. Those included Buckeye as the 2nd-fastest-growing city, Surprise and Goodyear as 3rd and 4th, and Avondale as 9th. All four of these cities are located in the booming "West Valley" which is the area of Maricopa County to the west of the City of Phoenix.

There are five Indian reservations located in the county. The largest of these are the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community (East of Scottsdale) and the Gila River Indian Community (South of Phoenix), both of which have casino gambling.

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