I like Arizona Republic scribe Laurie Roberts. She's a smart, classy lady. And I believe she means well. See also: -Joe Arpaio Recall Still On, Despite Lack of Support from (Some) Deep-Pocket Democrats As a columnist, she has the luxury of tut-tutting the hard work of others, as she did in her co ... More >>
Lester Gonzalez Cowboy Ciao 7133 E. Stetson Drive Scottsdale See Also: MJ Coe Dishes on the One Thing He Couldn't Eat and the Death of Cupcake Wars This is part one of our interview with Lester Gonzalez, executive chef at Cowboy Ciao. Check back on Tuesday to learn more about one of Scottsdale's ... More >>
The trial began today for Christopher Carlson, who's accused of forcing his three grandkids -- ages 8, 9, and 12 -- to go on Grand Canyon hikes from hell last summer, and generally abusing the boys along the way.On a pair of 100-degree-plus days at the Grand Canyon, park rangers discovered a summ ... More >>
facebook.com Jerrod Aspa holds one of his sonsJerrod Aspa says he "never meant to hurt" his 4-month-old son as he wrapped his hands around the baby's waist and shook him. But he did.Aspa, who lives on the Colorado River Indian reservation with his four other children, was indicted yes ... More >>
Authorities later this morning will announce the surprise arrest of a former Phoenix businessman who faked his own drowning a quarter-century ago as police closed in on him in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme.Robert Arcieri in the 1980s before he "drowned'Law enforcement sources tell us that Rob ... More >>
Sergeant Jonathan Ferguson is safe and sound -- but he might be in some trouble.Authorities from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma say a Marine who's been missing for nearly two weeks has returned to the base and turned himself in. The Yuma base says Sergeant Jonathan Kyle Ferguson returned to th ... More >>
Jonathan Ferguson was last seen on Monday.Authorities continue to search for a U.S. Marine reported missing on Monday.Military officials initially thought 22-year-old Jonathan Kyle Ferguson's disappearance was an unauthorized absence, but now believe it's a missing person case.Ferguson was last s ... More >>
www.roflrazzi.comCriss AngelCriss Angel, the over-dramatic, often-shirtless "magician" and star of A&E's Criss Angel Mindfreak, performed a "death-defying" stunt in Lake Havasu on Saturday, and, as we predicted last week, nothing too cool happened and Angel's still alive -- despite ruthlessly ... More >>
www.roflrazzi.comCriss AngelCriss Angel, the over-dramatic, shirtless "magician" and star of A&E's Criss Angel Mindfreak, is performing a stunt in Arizona this weekend that was once perfected by legendary magic man Harry Houdini.This weekend, Angel plans to be chained, shackled, handcuffed, w ... More >>
Image: www.chrismcnamara.com BASE jumper Chris McNamara must pay a $5,000 fine for leaping from a cliff in the Grand Canyon National Park. The winged daredevil and climber from Marin County, California did his wicked deed on November 5, 2007, during a badass Canyon adventure with climbing superstar ... More >>
Wait! Before you check out all the content from our weekend coverage, grab a big cup of coffee and relax. It was a big weekend and as such, there's a lot here. Take it in and enjoy it. Tempe Music Fest 2009 This weekend Tempe Music Fest 2009 united us once again from scattered Valley citizenry t ... More >>
Nobody in government's raising hell about the poverty-stricken Havasupai's struggle to survive without electricity during the summer's wrath
Ugly urban sprawl's the problem, not drought. Metro Phoenix has water to support 10 million souls
Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.
A brief history of the Mormon tenet
The Valley's bid for the Big Game may be derailed by five missing tortoise babies
Yavapai children used to call themselves "dumb Indians." Now they know better.
Campaign funds from the big house, tales from the greenhouse
Governor's budget knife forces state habitat restoration fund onto endangered list
Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lays claim to an environmental legacy. Too bad it's a monumental disappointment.
Jack Rose was a golden boy, a precocious businessman and political insider. Then he ran into a buzz saw at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
Arizona is awash in crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant that makes the weak strong, the lazy motivated, the fat thin, the trivial profound. Abuse it enough, and it can also make you psychotic.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
Five joy riders mountain-biked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon; five federal prisoners rode back up in shackles
NOT EVEN MTV AND THOUSANDS OF DRUNKEN KIDS CAN TURN WASTE-TAINTED LAKE HAVASU INTO A SPRING-BREAK MECCA
WHEN A LEVEE ON BABBITT RANCHES GAVE WAY, THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS WERE LITERALLY PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL. NOW THEY'RE PUSHING BACK.
THERE ARE 34 SPECIES OF SCORPIONS IN ARIZONA. ONE OF THEM IS IN YOUR SHOE.
A REVOLUTION ERUPTS ON THE CHEMEHUEVI INDIAN RESERVATION.