It's 2014, and some professors at Arizona State University say the state is still two years away from recovering from the economic crisis.Professors from ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business held their 2014 Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon, which included a discussion about Arizona's slow recovery.
Voters in the town of Buckeye decided to take on the title of being a "city."About 60 percent of the voters were in favor of the change, according to the town's election results.
Remember this in the case that we're all living in shanty towns in five years -- Forbes has some remarkably good predictions for Arizona's economy.Forbes projects that Arizona will have faster job growth over the next five years than any other state in the nation.
The Arizona Republic's editorial board must be patting themselves on the back right now. Why, they scored an editorial on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill from none other than recalled, disgraced two-time loser Russell Pearce, Sand Land's high satrap of hate. See also: -Russell Pearce, Ol' Bud ... More >>
Fellow Americans, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he is taking steps to fix this nation's unemployment crisis, by arresting workers in high-wage fields such as Mexican restaurant dish-washing to create brand-new jobs -- or so the Sheriff's logic goes.Or, for the rest of us, that means Arpaio j ... More >>
Although he was defeated in the primary election, Congressman Ben Quayle still has a few months left in Congress.After keeping quiet for a while after his loss in the primary, Quayle's back in mid-season form with a reminder that he still thinks President Obama's doing a crap job.
Police "body-planted" a man at a Buckeye Walmart's Black Friday event after the man put a video game in his waistband while helping a grandson who was being jostled in a crowd. The take-down, which left the man bloody, was one of several violent acts reported across the country related to A ... More >>
Black people continue to be unemployed at twice the rate of whites in the United States, and various studies show that racism, rather than other factors, is likely the cause.The pattern has been consistent statistically for about 60 years, notes D.C.-based reporter and writer Andy Kroll in an eye ... More >>
Uriel GarciaRandy Parraz at a press conference explaining that Senator Russell Pearce should be recalled because he has not shown leadership for the unemployed people of Arizona.A few women at the state Capitol invited Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce into their daily lives to show him ... More >>
Senate President Pearce: A life spent sucking on the public spigot...Extending unemployment benefits to around 15,000 Arizonans still looking for work should be a no-brainer, assuming the wingnuts at the state Capitol had a pound of gray matter among 'em.It's federal money that's pumped into the sta ... More >>
SadsiesIf the misery of your daily life has you wanting to eat a bullet rather than face the reality of another day, you may want to consider moving -- Phoenix has been ranked the most miserable city in the entire country.According to a Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal "misery index, ... More >>
Pro wrestling goes local
www.century21cnterpoint.comSB 1070 has gone into effect, albeit a neutered version, and the sky didn't come crashing to the ground, the streets didn't fill with blood, and Latinos haven't been rounded up like cattle -- yet, anyway.Despite the world not coming to an end when Arizona's contro ... More >>
Owen "Buz" MillsArizona Governor Jan Brewer's life got a little easier today with news that her last remaining opponent in the GOP primary for Governor, Owen "Buz" Mills, is suspending his campaign.Mills announced his decision to suspend his candidacy today saying the focus of the campaign was no ... More >>
When news of Korn's boycott of BP broke last week it sorta looked like a joke. I mean, at first, it was pretty much just marble-mouthed Jonathan David, his band and fellow 90s-refugees Backstreet Boys.Now, well, the lineup is not awesome or anything, but it's getting better. One huge, relevant ar ... More >>
Film shows what you dont know about Tokyo
www.bp.comIn the most recent blow to Maricopa County's reputation throughout the country, the latest jobs report is out and it aint pretty for the Valley.Among the county's other embarrassing, um, problems -- law enforcement and prosecutorial, mainly -- Maricopa County is now the number two count ... More >>
Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon ParkerPolitical rookie and Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker is putting his gubernatorial ambitions on hold for a few days to mull over a possible run for the district three Congressional seat.The seat is currently held by Congressman John Shadegg, who announced las ... More >>
www.stuffunemployedpeoplelike.com National unemployment numbers for the month of December are in, and they aren't pretty for Arizona.The numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics find that Hispanics and construction workers were the hardest hit by the sluggish economy, and in case y ... More >>
It'd be a great way to cut labor costs, that's for sure. This cnngo.com link contains several videos of robots developed in Asia that may help out in the kitchen, including this one: The robots serve up several dishes and cut cucumbers way faster than we ever could. But we're wondering, with the po ... More >>
Bunky Boutique, PHX DIY hook up for artisan-goods event
We didn't exactly need a think tank to tell us how bad things have gotten here in Arizona, but what the heck -- if one wants to quantify our state's woe, who are we not immerse ourselves in the sad details?This week's bad news comes from this month's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government' ... More >>
New Times and the Arizona Republic used to be fiercely competitive -- and we used any slip-ups on their part as an excuse to point out how much better we were.Today, in this brutal time for newspapers, we're just mourning their losses. Which is why we found a story in yesterday's New York Times s ... More >>
Sorry, ICE, but it's time for you to go...Let me be the first to propose a total moratorium on all ICE activities, as preparation for the agency's ultimate demise. Why? The explanation is simple. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has itself become an outlaw organization, one responsible for s ... More >>
Regular Chow Bella readers should easily be able to rattle off names of Phoenix's elite chefs like Eddie Matney and Michael de Maria, but according to the O'Neil Associates/ASBA Arizona Economic Indicators Monitor, the average joe on the street has no idea. Three thousand local businesses we ... More >>
She's not wasting any time: Jan Brewer, the conservative Republican Arizona secretary of state, is gathering a transition team to begin her serendipitous coup of the State Capitol's 9th Floor. Tasers shock at higher powers than expected, according to a new study. Murders in Phoenix are dec ... More >>
Harvard economics prof George Borjas, raking it in at $625 per hour... You get what you pay for, and County Attorney Candy "Lil' Joe" Thomas definitely got what he paid for with our money when he hired Harvard economist George Borjas to analyze the possible effects of the new employer sanctions law ... More >>
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions