Multi-media journalist/anchor for @12news in Phoenix. Advocate for taxpayers and The Right To Know. 4th gen Arizonan. GOT TIPS? Email me jdana@12news.com

The one sound byte that has come back to haunt Joe Arpaio

12news.com — PHOENIX - The colorful and often controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio once boasted that he could get away with a lot. "I'm not a typical politician," Arpaio said on-camera in the 2014 documentary "The Joe Show." "But I know how far I can go.

Why Arpaio biographer is now claiming to be a whistleblower

12news.com — Opponents of Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be hesitant to place credibility in the latest whistleblower to speak out against the controversial sheriff. For years, author and filmmaker Len Sherman played a crucial role aggrandizing the colorful image that helped Arpaio amass supporters, campaign dollars and election victories.

Mesa mom: Hospitalized daughter mistreated; hospital won't release documents

12news.com — "She was in a posey bed. She was nude. She smelled like urine. There was no ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter with her," she said. "Frankly, I've never seen anything like it and I have worked in state institutions. We don't treat handicapped people like that."

Arpaio absent from Republican candidate forums

12news.com — PHOENIX - In his seventh political run for office, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is continuing a strategy he has employed for several consecutive campaigns: Don't show up for candidate forums or debates. "It's a cowardly thing. He won't debate," said Arpaio's most prominent Republican challenger, former police chief Dan Saban.

Court monitor 'troubled' by Arpaio's slow compliance with court

12news.com — The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office made very little progress complying with sweeping reforms ordered by a federal court during the most recent reporting period, according to a court monitor's assessment in the ongoing Melendres Civil Rights case.

"Yes on 205" organizers include former drug agent, doctor

12news.com — Organizers of the "Yes on 205" campaign hope to add credibility to their public pitch by recruiting a former DEA agent and an experienced Valley physician. Prop 205 would allow adults 21 and older to possess limited amounts of marijuana, establish a system to regulate marijuana like alcohol and enact a 15 percent tax on sales.

Controversial Mars Hill pastor starts new church in Scottsdale

12news.com — Not long ago, Pastor Mark Driscoll was a powerhouse among preachers. His Seattle-based Mars Hill megachurch had 15 branches in five states. All of that came crashing down on Driscoll, whose church folded in 2014 amid allegations of bullying, misspending church funds and deceitful marketing practices.

3 generations of nurses take pride as comforters during crisis

12news.com — During a time where there's a shortage of nurses in the healthcare field, 22-year-old Emily Panther of Phoenix might as well be the industry spokesperson. The Junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing talks enthusiastically and eloquently about all the reasons she believes in the profession.

Mesa family continues teaching tradition

12news.com — Mesa High School English Teacher Kara Thorpe-Dingman remembers a pivotal moment in her life the summer before her fifth-grade year at Jefferson Elementary School in Mesa. Kara made a special request to the school administration to have her dad as her teacher for the upcoming school year.

Mother, daughter on Navajo reservation help families in crisis

12news.com — TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Vanessa Brown and her daughter are in the business of giving. Vanessa is founder and program coordinator for Community Action for Children and Youth on the Navajo reservation, overseen by a nonprofit executive board. Vanessa also runs the Angel House, a storage facility that holds shoes, toys, clothes and other items for families that stumble into crisis situations.
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Aug 30, 2016

Join me at @AZGOP headquarters at 10pm on the sheriff's race as Joe #Arpaio hopes to secure a primary win. #12News https://t.co/rlBjI79NcQ

Aug 29, 2016

RT @tram_mai: SO EXCITED to be IN @phoenixmagazine Oct issue for Best Power Couple w/ hubby Steve! BIG THX to Mirelle & David! 😄 https://t.…

Aug 29, 2016

RT @azcentral: Emotional video: A parent's look inside shelter for kids in state care  http://azc.cc/2ckJc6y  via @DavidWallce https://t.co/nMJML0kQ2X

Aug 29, 2016

RT @azcentral: #BREAKING Suspected Russian hacker hit Arizona voter database; 'no evidence' voter information compromised  http://usat.ly/2bMR8IP 

Aug 29, 2016

As @Evan_McMullin supporters collect signatures for AZ ballot, a former Romney strategist meets with the candidate  http://wpo.st/JuKv1 

Aug 29, 2016

Lake Powell Rescue: She dove in the water to save her son. Minutes later, it was her body they pulled out.  http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAicT4o?ocid=st  #12news

Aug 28, 2016

Join us for #12News at 10pm & meet an #MCSO Captain who, off the clock, coaches the @ChandlerHigh Wolves' defense. https://t.co/AFT7WqbBsS

Aug 27, 2016

RT @TrishaHendricks: Today is the grand opening of Kayla's Hands Playground, in memory of #KaylaMueller. #12News @SenJohnMcCain #AZ https://t.co/rYv3JlZ2TN

Aug 27, 2016

Sad. 1 day after Dywane Wade was in gun violence town hall, his cousin's shot pushing baby in stroller  http://usat.ly/2c3eA8m  via @USATODAY


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