Maricopa County

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

The governing board in Arizona's most populous county is taking steps to suspend an elected official accused of running a human smuggling scheme.

(Maricopa County Assessor's Office via AP)

A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states with facilitating an illegal international adoption scheme says prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler.

Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill restricting the use of emergency voting that allows people who can't show up at their polling place to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day.

The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld a car rental tax surcharge that's imposed in Maricopa County to pay for building a professional football stadium and other sports and recreational facilities.

CDC/James Gathany

A study from Flagstaff scientists says West Nile virus now persists year-round in Maricopa County, overwintering inside birds and mosquitoes. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Scientists at Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute sequenced the virus’ DNA collected from mosquitoes. They identified a strain that entered Maricopa County between 2011 and 2013.