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Controversial former lawmaker Russell Pearce quits post with Arizona GOP

Controversial former lawmaker Russell Pearce quits post with Arizona GOP

PHOENIX, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Former state Sen. Russell Pearce resigned as Arizona Republican Party vice chair after saying on his radio show women on welfare should be sterilized.
Frances Burns
Record-breaking rain dumps 3 inches and more on Phoenix [UPDATE]

Record-breaking rain dumps 3 inches and more on Phoenix [UPDATE]

PHOENIX, Sept. 8 (UPI) --A record-breaking deluge Monday morning brought 3 inches and more of rain to the Phoenix area.
Frances Burns
Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

Jodi Arias granted delay in death penalty retrial

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A Maricopa County judge granted Jodi Arias a three-week delay to prepare for retrial, more than 15 months after she was convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend.
Gabrielle Levy
No prosecution for mom who left kids in car during interview

No prosecution for mom who left kids in car during interview

PHOENIX, July 18 (UPI) --An Arizona mom who left two children in a car while she was at a job interview calls her agreement with prosecutors a "beautiful resolution" to her legal woes.
Frances Burns
Families of Arizona firefighters killed in 2013 disaster sue state

Families of Arizona firefighters killed in 2013 disaster sue state

PHOENIX, June 27 (UPI) --The families of 12 of the 19 firefighters killed in last year's Yarnell Hill fire have sued the state of Arizona and other government agencies for damages.
Frances Burns
Seventeen dogs die at boarding facility in Phoenix area

Seventeen dogs die at boarding facility in Phoenix area

PHOENIX, June 23 (UPI) --Seventeen dogs died of heat exhaustion at a Phoenix-area boarding home after one chewed through electrical wires, shutting down the air conditioning.
Frances Burns
Jodi Arias Hepatitis C lawsuit fake, lawyer says

Jodi Arias Hepatitis C lawsuit fake, lawyer says

PHOENIX, April 20 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias' lawyer, Jennifer Willmott, says she doesn't know who filed lawsuit but it wasn't her client.
Danielle Haynes
Jodi Arias says she got hepatitis C in jail

Jodi Arias says she got hepatitis C in jail

PHOENIX, April 19 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias says she's been denied medical care in jail and wants restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Nancy Grace.
Danielle Haynes
Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., retires, will not seek 12th term

Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., retires, will not seek 12th term

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Democratic Rep. Ed Pastor, an 11-term congressman from Arizona, Thursday became the 21st U.S. House member to announce retirement.

Pack of stray chihuahuas harass Phoenix residents

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of a Phoenix neighborhood said a pack of Chihuahuas have been wandering the streets for the past year and harassing residents.

Gunman claims self-defense in Arizona Walmart shooting death

CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Police in Chandler, Ariz., say the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting that stemmed from a checkout line fight at a Walmart store is claiming self-defense.
Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

Ariz. sheriff: Inmates who defaced flags to get only bread and water

PHOENIX, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County said inmates who defaced American flags in their cells will be fed only bread and water for a week,

Jonathan Doody convicted in 1991 Buddhist temple massacre

PHOENIX, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An Arizona jury Thursday found Jonathan Doody guilty in the 1991 slayings of nine people at a Buddhist temple west of Phoenix.

Arizona judge won't bar retrial for woman released from death row

PHOENIX, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge ruled Wednesday she would not prohibit a retrial for a woman who spent more than 20 years on death row before her conviction was overturned.

Jodi Arias penalty phase retrial will begin March 17

PHOENIX, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A second attempt to determine the punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias will begin with jury selection March 17 in Phoenix, a court spokeswoman said.
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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)
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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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