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New BoS chairman shares vision for Maricopa County

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Maricopa County / Daily Independent By Clint Hickman | Daily Independent Clint Hickman You may have heard I got a promotion of sorts; this year, I’ll be leading the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as Chairman. In many ways, it’s like being the captain of a ship that has already charted a good course. I’m […]

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Supervisors uphold Petersen’s suspension, ask county attorney to seek his removal from office

Posted by   /  December 28, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Employment Law  /  No Comments

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors prepares to go into executive session on Oct. 14, 2019, to discuss indicted county Assessor Paul Petersen. /Photo by Jeremy Duda /Arizona Mirror By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors upheld indicted assessor Paul Petersen’s suspension and took things a step further by asking […]

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Indicted County Assessor Petersen’s co-defendant to testify against him

Posted by   /  December 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office shows 46-year-old Lynwood Jennet, who authorities say helped Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen in what authorities have called an illegal adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands. By Andrew Nicla| Arizona Capitol Times Indicted Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s co-defendant in an alleged illegal […]

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Supervisors delay decision on Petersen suspension after testy hearing

Posted by   /  December 11, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Attorney Kory Langhofer, who represents indicted County Assessor Paul Petersen, spoke at a hearing contesting Petersen’s suspension by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Listening to Langhofer, from left to right, are supervisors Jack Sellers, Steve Chucri and Bill Gate. /Photo courtesy Maricopa County By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A hearing to determine whether […]

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Maricopa County helps fund new health campus

Posted by   /  December 10, 2019  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Rendering of Maricopa County health campus. / Daily Independent Daily Independent Maricopa County and Creighton University are working together to address a major challenge to the region’s prosperity and well-being: the growing shortage of doctors and nurses. The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, backed by the Board of Supervisors, is investing $2.5 million in the […]

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Petersen in talks with Maricopa County on resigning amid adoption scandal

Posted by   /  December 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Negotiations continued over the weekend after the release of an investigative report Paul Petersen (right) leaves the Maricopa County Courthouse in December with his attorney.12 News By Brahm Resnik | 12 News Attorneys for Maricopa County and suspended County Assessor Paul Petersen have been in talks for several weeks about Petersen resigning in exchange for […]

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Maricopa County report: Petersen performed county duties. Should suspension stand?

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Paul Petersen at his Salt Lake City arraignment./Deseret News By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic  A report commissioned by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to investigate embattled County Assessor Paul Petersen turned up little evidence of professional misconduct.  The Board of Supervisors suspended Petersen in October after he was arrested on a deluge of […]

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Grant Woods denies accusation of bias from Paul Petersen’s lawyer

Posted by   /  November 20, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Grant Woods /Gallagher & Kennedy Photo By KTAR.com Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods denied an accusation Wednesday that he is too biased to oversee the investigation into a Maricopa County official under indictment for human smuggling. Assessor Paul Petersen’s lawyer Kory Langhofer said in an email to KTAR News 92.3 FM that Woods commenting […]

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Former AG Woods to lead probe of suspended assessor Peterson

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt and Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has hired the attorney who botched an investigation into the Fiesta Bowl a decade ago to oversee a probe of County Assessor Paul Petersen. Grant Woods Adel’s office announced that former Attorney General Grant Woods will oversee the work of […]

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Ready for our close-up? NBC News, Chuck Todd to focus on Maricopa County in run-up to 2020 election

Posted by   /  November 17, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Chuck Todd moderates “Meet the Press.” /Photo: William B. Plowman By Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic  Get ready for your close-up, Maricopa County. NBC News and Chuck Todd are launching a year-long project called “County to County,” which will focus on five counties in key states leading up to the 2020 election; Maricopa County is […]

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