Earlier this month, the L.A. Times reported that "federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010" but released him after questioning and "he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control." It was a stunning revelati ... More >>
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's disgraced former enforcer David Hendershott may no longer be the sheriff's chief deputy, he may stand accused of all manner of misconduct and ill-deeds during his tenure at the MCSO, but he was still able to score a license to be a private investigator from the Arizona Departmen ... More >>
Chow from Cowgirls Forever in Desert Hills, Arizona.Hungry for a taste of the Old West minus the stampedes and bowed legs? Check out the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, a unique, two-day event named one of the best in the country by American Cowboy magazine. The chuck wagon -- food truck of t ... More >>
Krista Leigh Roberts and Justin Curran of Desert Hills were busted in March for growing pot. Now, they're state-licensed medical marijuana caregivers.Arizona's medical marijuana program is presenting a strange, new world for law enforcement. Before a single state resident had a ... More >>
MCSOJohn Chesser and his wife have been charged with murder in the death of Chesser's mentally disabled brother.A Desert Hills couple has been charged with murder after the dead body of a 51-year-old relative was found emaciated in their backyard last summer.John and Tara Chesser were arrested Mo ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Glenn Michael Peralta is accused of murdering a 7-month-old girlA man believed to have murdered an infant in 2007 has been arrested and extradited back to Arizona.In September, police in Lake Havasu put out a warrant for 33-year-old Glenn Michael Peralta for the October 2007 death of an inf ... More >>
Mine is no longer ours
Letters from the week of February 24, 2005
A mental-health advocate succumbs to a brain tumor
From the week of June 7, 2001
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.
The Department of Juvenile Corrections helped create an overcrowding crisis in state juvenile facilities--to the benefit of a private contractor that employs two former state officials
The good, the bad and the boring of Del Webb's New River development
DEL WEBB'S 5,600-ACRE NEW RIVER DEVELOPMENT HAS SPAWNED CONTROVERSY. BUT NEWS COVERAGE HAS IGNORED THE WATER WHEELING AND DEALING THAT COULD CARPET ARIZONA'S VIRGIN DESERT WITH SUBURBAN SPRAWL.