Former Arizona lawmaker Scott Bundgaard has dropped the $10 million lawsuit he filed against the city of Phoenix following his 2011 fight with an ex-girlfriend. In a statement released to New Times and other media outlets, Bundgaard says that dropping the lawsuit without being awarded a dime is, so ... More >>
Shamed former state Senator Scott Bundgaard has found himself in a new fight -- and this time it isn't taking place on the side of a Valley freeway.Bundgaard is smack-dab in the middle of a Twitter showdown with David Leibowitz, former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's old PR flack/pal of Aubry Ballard ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer today celebrates the arrival of Amazon.com's fourth major facility in Arizona today, yet the state's revenue department calls the company a tax cheat.Brewer and the online bookseller's representatives are touting the estimated 3,000 jobs created by the company's other thr ... More >>
Joe Arpaio-approved Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard's chances of remaining in his leadership position are precisely zilch, Senate sources say State Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard may have staved off being ousted from his leadership position when he met with Senate Republicans ... More >>
Phil Gordon's media flack David Leibowitz.Apparently New Times isn't alone in trying to get Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to answer legitimate questions he finds tough or uncomfortable.Gordon & Co. also are blowing off Fox 10 because, according to a story posted on its Web site, Gordon ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil GordonPhoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's been screeching about the importance of pinching the city's pennies lately, which would be encouraging for the cash-strapped metropolis if the mayor hadn't just hired a pricey PR firm to handle his media relations detail.Last week, the City Cou ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon isn't supposed to be meddling in discussions or matters involving Veolia Transportation, the company that operates most of the city buses and has Gordon's girlfriend on its payroll.Phil GordonGordon declared a conflict of interest during several public meetings and ab ... More >>
Frank FairbanksPhoenix Mayor Phil Gordon earlier this week defended hiring Sue Lindmeier, sister of his girlfriend's business partner, saying former Phoenix City Manager Frank Fairbanks and City Attorney Gary Verburg reviewed and approved her contract.Fairbanks, who retired i ... More >>
Former journalist David Leibowitz is coming to City Hall. The details aren't yet complete, but both the mayor's office and writer/PR guy David Leibowitz confirmed to New Times today that they're finalizing an agreement to have Leibowitz work for Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.Leibowitz will be h ... More >>
Not an actual picture of marketing guru David Leibowitz.We're not suggesting he's off to a galaxy far, far away or anything, but we can report that David Leibowitz is on the move.Leibowitz, a former Arizona Republic columnist and KTAR talk show host, has limited his journalism lately to freela ... More >>
By Amy Silverman They're not calling Moses Anshell the Arizona Republic's Refugee Camp for nothing. He wasn't nearly old enough for a buyout, but A1 editor (and for our money, an all-around kinda A1 guy) Chris Fiscus flew the Gannett coop recently, landing in the nest former Republic columnist ... More >>
From the DHS site Hansnews.com: Schmidt turning over filched photos of Jamie Foxx to the actor's rep. I've gotta give up the journalistic kudos to Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas, who's obviously been working overtime on the DHS suicide story. In a winding piece that jumps from the front p ... More >>
An ass on an ass? Schmidt in better days, from his Web site. Could it be another of David Hans Schmidt's publicity stunts? Yet, there it is in black and white on my 'puter, the news that the celebrity sex-tape hawker was found dead in his PHX home of an "apparent suicide." I phoned Sergeant Andy H ... More >>
Can the Web save Arizona's largest daily newspaper?
Say it isn't so
Black people calling Phoenix the promised land? The Katrina evacuees in the Valley haven't been getting out enough
The Phoenix City Council can't sanction the $350 million, city-owned convention center hotel. By law, a referendum must be held.
Asian Fest lays down cultural feast of the East
Does Jimmy eat purses? Only if you blink at America West Arena.
Team owner Ellman skates over financial inquiries
If Joe Arpaio runs for governor, he'll win if people forget he's a madman
Is Ulises Ferragut a hell of a lawyer or just plain hell?
From the week of February 8, 2001
Often, the worst characters possess the best information
The David Leibowitz Show
Media create controversy in otherwise clean campaign
Cheer and flag clothing on the campaign trail, 1998