Maricopa County Considers Applicants To Replace Assessor

3 hours ago

Maricopa County is narrowing down its search for a replacement for former County Assessor Paul Petersen.

Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption Law

Jan 22, 2020

A federal appeals court is taking a new look at a law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children.

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Maricopa County won't decide before Christmas whether to reinstate an elected official who was suspended when he was accused of directing an international human smuggling scheme. 

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The Maricopa County Assessor accused of paying women from a poor Pacific island nation to give their babies up for adoption in the United States has made an appeal to keep his job.

Petersen Gets Dec. 11 Hearing To Contest Suspension

Nov 14, 2019
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a December 11 hearing for Assessor Paul D. Petersen to appeal his suspension amid human smuggling and other charges.  Lawyers for Petersen say the suspension last month was illegal.