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Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Do I really want to write one more word about recalled ex-state Senator Russell Pearce?
Not really. But despite being rejected twice in his own district by a margin of 12 points, first in a historic 2011 recall election and then in the Republican primary for state Senate in 2012, he continues to resurface, like a nasty case of political herpes.
Pearce still retains a cult of personality in the state GOP, which Maricopa County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins is part of. Recently, Hoskins created a job for the man he admires so much with our money, at the rate of $85,000 per year.
Seven people associated with a motorcycle gang have been arrested for allegedly beating a man and his girlfriend outside a Phoenix bar in March.
Police say the seven people are involved with a motorcycle gang called Latin Riderz, and face charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and assisting a criminal street gang.
Phoenix Police Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times the victims, a man and his girlfriend, were innocent people who were "literally just minding their own business" inside the River City Pockets bar on March 19, when they were confronted by the alleged gangsters.
The prestigious Barrow Neurological Institute of Phoenix isn't saying much about the airport arrest on Friday of AR-15 toting top brain scientist Peter Nathan Steinmetz.
The institute is, however, erasing Steinmetz from its website in what appears to be a move designed to curb the dreadful PR arising from this embarrassing scandal.
Dr. Peter Nathan Steinmetz, a brain scientist with Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, was arrested on Friday for mishandling his AR-15 in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Steinmetz was possibly making a point about his Second Amendment rights, police theorize, when he bought a cup of coffee at Starbucks in Terminal Four with his rifle slung over his shoulder.
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Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, we can watch more than 80 years of development take place in about five seconds.
Maricopa County keeps aerial maps dating back to 1930, and we've combined some into time-lapse images to show you how Phoenix has changed over the years: