State Representative John Kavanagh revels in his self-appointed role as the rightwinger Arizona lefties love most to hate. Since recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce (Kavanagh's pal) was pounded into mainstream political irrelevance in 2011, Kavanagh's eclipsed his erst ... More >>
In this week's print edition, New Times examines Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas' habit of hiring pricey outside lawyers -- and then letting them run up huge bills for less than stellar work.We couldn't help but notice that some of the same firms billing the county for the biggest sums ... More >>
Mayor Rimsza urges reticent council to embrace local antitobacco enforcement
Rimsza blasts cigarette makers, then endorses tobacco-industry legislation
There are Friends of Tobacco. And antismoking advocates worry that behind-the-scenes machinations may water down a state campaign to discourage teen smoking.
PHOENIX'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN OFFERS NEITHER INSPIRING VISION NOR CONCRETE PROPOSALS. WHAT IT OFFERS IS SKIP OR LINDA.