Transgendered 'Pregnant Man' seeks divorce

PHOENIX, April 2 (UPI) -- A transgendered man said he will appeal after his divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge, who called his marriage an invalid same-sex marriage.

Juror dismissed, no mistrial for Arias

PHOENIX, April 2 (UPI) -- One juror in the Phoenix murder trial of Jodi Arias was dismissed Tuesday after a request by Arias' attorney, but the judge denied a motion for a mistrial.
Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) -- A group of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's former peers say they disagree with the outspoken Arizona lawman's warnings about crime increasing if he is recalled.

Voter ID -- fraud prevention or voter suppression?

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court may be holding the political future of the United States in its hand as it tries to decide how far the states may go in requiring identification from those who attempt to vote.
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Jurors have scores of questions for Arias

PHOENIX, March 7 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias, charged with the murder of her boyfriend in his Phoenix-area home, responded to more than 150 questions from the jury Wednesday.

Arpaio out of hospital after fall

PHOENIX, March 3 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described "America's toughest sheriff," is out of the hospital after falling and breaking a shoulder bone.

Arpaio supporters assail recall effort

PHOENIX, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Opponents of efforts to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio are criticizing the role of out-of-state resources in the campaign.

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Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

PHOENIX, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball player Mark Grace reported to Maricopa County Jail Sunday to begin serving his four-month term for driving drunk.
Group launches Arpaio recall effort

Group launches Arpaio recall effort

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A campaign to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio has begun, a co-founder of an activist group said.

Man jumps in mine shaft; huge team rescues

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Flagstaff-area rescue involving many emergency workers saved the life of a man who jumped down a 100-foot-deep mine shaft, Arizona officials said.

Arpaio to put armed volunteers in schools

PHOENIX, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Controversial Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to send armed volunteers into schools that fall under his jurisdiction.

Pregnant man has trouble getting divorce

PHOENIX, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge is deciding whether he has the authority to grant a divorce to a transgender man who married a woman and then gave birth to three children.

Alleged 'Baseline killer' trial nears end

PHOENIX, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the trial of alleged "Baseline Killer" Mark Goudeau say the 47-year-old Arizona man is a human predator.

Phoenix 'Serial Shooter' trial under way

PHOENIX, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The serial murder trial of an Arizona man accused of killing eight people during a 16-month shooting spree got under way in Phoenix, prosecutors 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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