An insidious ad campaign in key Republican races "depressed" Arizona Democratic voters in order to keep them at home on Tuesday, says losing candidate Terry Goddard. We ran into Goddard and Sandra Kennedy at Phoenix's Giant Coffee this morning and stole some of their time for a few election post-mo ... More >>
As you now know, Tuesday night was a stunning upset for Democrats across the country. In a burst of mid-term politician fatigue, Americans put majority power in the hands of the U.S. Senate and firmed up the GOP stronghold in the House. Arizona's Republican victory shouldn't have been as shocking t ... More >>
Three of the four competitive primary elections among Arizona's congressional districts have been decided early. Former state Representative Ruben Gallego has defeated Mary Rose Wilcox in Congressional District 7's Democratic primary, to replace retiring Democratic Congressman Ed Pastor. While vot ... More >>
Arizona Public Service's apparent "dark-money" spending for two Arizona Corporation Commission members appears to have paid off. Four Republican candidates were vying for two open seats on the commission in tonight's primary election, and the two who APS allegedly preferred were comfortably in the ... More >>
The ultimate Obama birthers, the members of the county's Cold Case Posse, listed a bogus address in filings with the state and now may have their corporation dissolved. Arizona Corporation Commission online records show the Cold Case Posse corporation, a nonprofit, is in "delinquent" status. It ha ... More >>
Joseph Hui , an Arizona State University engineering researcher, is more educated than we are about energy issues, as he reminded us in a recent email exchange. But we can't help but stick to our "uneducated" opinions when it comes to some of his claims. Like his prediction that in 10 years, power ... More >>
Justin Johnson and Laura Pastor, candidates in the Phoenix City Council District 4 race, continued delivering some hefty jabs at each other as early voting got underway on Thursday. Johnson, the son of former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, faces criticism over family properties that are vacant eye so ... More >>
A news release published for a pro-solar-energy Republican group features a fake, pro-Obama logo for the group that was created by its critics. Tuesday's post about the news release on Rose Law Group's website would appear to erase any doubt that TUSK, fronted by Jason Rose and Barry Goldwater Jr., ... More >>
Lyndon Rive, CEO of SolarCity, apologized to the Arizona Corporation Commission this week after one of his employees spread misinformation to customers. The flap began about 11 p.m. on July 31, records show, when SolarCity sales consultant Doyle Dreesen sent a breathless email to an unknown number ... More >>
Voters turned out the lights on the self-described "solar team" of three Democrats who hoped to control the Arizona Corporation Commission. The commission, which regulates public utilities, corporations, securities, railways and pipelines, will be dominated by an all-Republican membership for at lea ... More >>
Peter Pocklington, former owner of the hockey's Houston Oilers, has been accused by Arizona officials of scamming investors out of millions with bogus claims about a gold mine in La Paz County.This one has echoes of a ripoff we wrote about last week from the late '80s called the Pannos Mine. One of ... More >>
Eager entrepreneurs who want to get moving on their marijuana dispensary business have been denied corporate status by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Rebecca Wilder, spokeswoman for the commission, tells New Times that at least three would-be dispensary companies ... More >>
One of the principals behind a company that claims to be bringing a 175-megawatt solar plant to southern Arizona was accused in the 1980s of running a bogus gold-mining scheme. Christopher E. Pannos, one of his brothers, James, and two other people were among those charged by the ... More >>
Three people have been arrested and accused of bilking a bank of $750,000 and running a network of shady businesses with the infusion of millions of dollars of capital from Mexico.The crimes spanned the last decade and included businesses that would be familiar to many readers, including:* CBNC, the ... More >>
The Arizona Corporation Commission will vote today on a possible rate hike for Arizona Power Systems (APS) customers. The proposed increase would raise customers' rates by an average of more than $6 a month. An administrative-law judge has already recommended approval of the rate hike...A judge i ... More >>
A Securities and Exchange Commission supervisor handled the finances for a Scottsdale-based flim-flam artist's Ponzi scheme, than received a $25,000 retirement buyout package. Investigators with the Arizona Corporation Commission notified the SEC late last year about its naughty employee after ... More >>
The feds are going to study 670,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management land in six western states -- but only 16,000 of those acres are in Arizona. What an oversight! Those gloomy skies over Washington D.C. must have dimmed bureaucrats' minds. It's typically said that we get about ... More >>
By Ray Stern The Arizona Corporation Commission is jumping on Mark Bosworth, the former self-proclaimed real estate "guru" whose troubles were documented in a May feature article in New Times. In
Investors are finding that terminally ill patients don't make the best investments
While the public sleeps, the fix is in to turn our state into a power farm for Mexico
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
State files more charges against Arthur Andersen in BFA scandal
Activist passionate about his causes
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They threw lavish raves, had endless expense accounts and traveled the world. Then the attorney general crashed the party.
Jack Rose was a golden boy, a precocious businessman and political insider. Then he ran into a buzz saw at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
A US West telephone repairman goes to war against his employer in an attempt to see that his hometown is ready for a new century
Investors file suit against besieged Baptist Foundation
State orders Baptist Foundation of Arizona to stop selling securities; officers "relinquish responsibilities"
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Arizonans will be asked to pay a share of $45.1 million retirement packages for three U S West executives
Ten years of greasing the wheels for a real estate big shot make Tony West a spooky choice for voters
They put their life savings into a Christian housing development owned by the Conservative Baptists. Now they're praying for deliverance.
When the esteemed Lloyd's of London came calling for investors, some Arizonans took a pounding
Jim Irvin is poised to give the GOP a Corporation Commission majority for the first time in a decade. If that happens, Democratic activist Barbara Sherman and her mentor, Commission chairman Renz Jennings, will both wind up losers.
In Pine and Strawberry, the groundwater runs down to Phoenix. Now water reserves are shrinking, the two paradisiacal Mogollon Rim hamlets are drying out--and hardly anyone wants to admit it.
STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.