After rounding up Mexican restaurant workers and patio-furniture repairmen, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has carried out its third "employer sanctions operation" in the last two weeks, by arresting some construction workers this morning.That marks Sheriff Arpaio's 67th "employer sanctions" o ... More >>
Our former colleague Sarah Fenske (now toiling as the managing editor at our sister paper in St. Louis, the Riverfront Times, wrote a cool story last April about a shady and shaky attorney named Grant Goodman. Bernie Madoff, the crook who's got to be near and dear to attorney Grant Goodma ... More >>
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Former builder tries his hand at a less dusty art
By lowjumpingfrog on flickr Creative Commons.Here's a photo of someone writing because this is a blog about writing.Apparently, Arty Girl is all about education this week.Monday, I blogged about the encaustic workshop at Eye Lounge and today, I'm going to tell you about a couple of writing worksh ... More >>
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith owes $16,224 in a federal taxes, according to a lien filed with the Maricopa County Recorder's Office. We asked Mesa spokesman Steve Wright about this -- here's his reply: That issue was resolved. The IRS has been petitioned to withdraw the lien.
Image: American Solar Electric A group headed by Al Gore is hosting a library roundtable this Wednesday to talk about the hoped-for benefits of the Waxman-Markey bill, a plan to kickstart clean-energy industries now wending its way through Congress. (No, Gore won't be there). According to Rep ... More >>
A group of homeowners affiliated with LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America -- has sued KB Homes and Countrywide Mortage for allegedly conspiring to pad the value of homes to defraud home buyers.Seven West Valley homeowners who belong to the Alliance for Homebuyer Justice, a LI ... More >>
Governor Napolitano needs to go a lot further than just inspecting our bridges
Are new homes shoddy? Depends who you ask
It's no surprise that builders take shortcuts to make money. What might shock you: Government officials -- from regulators to legislators -- do little to stop them
Deep cuts proposed to state budget set up bleak future for Arizonans
Law allows tourism authority to tap $1 billion for stadium construction
City zoning rules make it tough for Larry Jany to sell his property and retire
Discord between GOP lawmakers and the governor is just one reason the budget battle might get ugly.
PHOENIX'S INFILL HOUSING PROGRAM IS SUPPOSED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY CORE WHILE CURBING URBAN SPRAWL. BUT WHEN IT SUBSIDIZES LUXURY HOMES IN EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PROGRAM FILLS THE WALLETS OF BUILDERS