U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell ruled today that the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a West Valley casino is in compliance with the state's gaming compacts. It's yet another legal victory to the tribe being that has been heavily opposed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, state and feder ... More >>
Monday's news of former English prime minister Margaret Thatcher's death elicited mixed responses. Some sites praised the Iron Lady's leadership tactics, while others celebrated her death. Pushing to get "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" in the Top 40 charts hours after Thatcher's death is pretty tacky ... More >>
Watching the debates among Congress-folks about how to solve the "Fiscal Cliff" problem, we can't help but think of Thelma and Louise. It's hard to believe these characters are going to figure out what to do. Cancel new taxes and play dice with the public's health? Make deep spending cuts nobody wa ... More >>
State Representative Ben Arredondo was charged by a grand jury today with bribery, fraud, attempted extortion and false statements -- all for a few thousand dollars worth of tickets to ballgames and charity events.According to the indictment, Arredondo -- a Republican-turned-Democrat who served on t ... More >>
Paul BluePhoenix Mayor-elect Greg Stanton, who beat his challenger with a commanding 14-point lead on November 8, has tapped Community and Economic Development Director Paul Blue as his first chief of staff.Stanton won't be sworn into office until January 3, but in the meantime, Blue will help ma ... More >>
Gabrielle Giffords returned to Congress this afternoonCongresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was in Washington D.C. today to "support a bipartisan bill to avoid economic crisis," her office "tweeted" moments ago."Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic cris ... More >>
www.video-game-store.info"Exhilarating." "Posh." Those are both words used to describe Phoenix's dating scene by Rent.com, which recently released its 2011 rankings of the top-10 cities for single women.In fact, Phoenix's "posh" dating scene, the website determined, earned the city the top ... More >>
An artist's rendering of the Tohono O'odham Nation's West Valley Resort. The Tohono O'odham Nation was victorious again after a U.S. District Court judge declared unconstitutional a law allowing Glendale to annex the nation's property. It's the latest in a series of decisions th ... More >>
James King Congressman Ben QuayleArizona Congressman Ben Quayle introduced a bill this morning that would give U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents unrestricted access to federal lands in the southwestern borderlands region.The bill has been co-sponsored by Congressman Peter King, cha ... More >>
scrapetv.com In case anyone in the Valley needed a reminder that you don't make enough money and the recession put your retirement fund in the crapper, Forbes reminds us that five of the world's 1,210 billionaires are Arizonans. Forbes put out their annual list of worldwide billionaires W ... More >>
amazon.com Not a pious Jew? You still might be interested in learning more about kosher food, and on Sunday the author of a new book on the topic will be in town to discuss it. According to the National Association of Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), sales over the last decade of koshe ... More >>
www.demotivateus.comThere are several abortion bills making their way through the Arizona Legislature at the moment. None of them seem to make a whole lot of sense, considering the other, more-pressing issues the state currently faces (namely a pesky $2 billion budget shortfall), but o ... More >>
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After a long battle, the Tohono O'odham Nation emerged victorious today when the feds accepted the tribe's West Valley land into "trust."This isn't the final step, but it is a major one for the Indian tribe. It means the Tohono O'odham Nation is closer to building its proposed $600 million resort-st ... More >>
It's finals week at Arizona State University, which means The State Press, the school's student newspaper, is printing articles that appear to be term papers. Like, for example, this monster 1,800-word profile of Stinkweeds Records owner, former Modified owner and all-around Phoenix indie booster ... More >>
A version of Mayor Phil Gordon's 2009 calendar released this week to New Times is missing some bits of inflammatory information that were present last year.When city officials provided some of the same public records last year, the calendar revealed that on at least two occasions, ... More >>
www.betterlifestylesinc.comThere seems to be a day designated for just about everything, and toilets are no exception.Today, November 19, is "World Toilet Day" and a group called "The World Toilet Organization" is encouraging Phoenicians to participate in a global event called "The Big Squa ... More >>
ASU professor Elinor Ostram, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.Forget President Obama -- one of Arizona's own won a 2009 Nobel Prize (and there's no doubt that she earned it). Elinor Ostram, a faculty member at both Arizona State University and Indiana University, wo ... More >>
Image: Wikimedia Commons The state parks department sent out the following news release this morning, announcing that "closed" signs were being taken down at state parks. The Arizona Republic's Casey Newton reports that some campers had already been evicted as a state government shutdown loomed. But ... More >>
Last year, when the city of Phoenix still had money, Earth Hour was all fun and games. Then came the recession, which forced the city to start making nine-digit budget cuts and laying off hundreds of people. New Times has confirmed that, this year, Phoenix won't be sp ... More >>
Sunnies look to pillage financially troubled Cats
Three years ago, Mayor-elect Phil Gordon promised to make it easier for small businesses to renovate old buildings. But the problems faced by one indie restaurateur show that, if anything, it's harder than ever
. . . will it be any better than downtown Tempe?
A throng of people turned out to learn about Jerry Colangelo's secret plan for downtown. They learned nada. It's high time for Mayor Phil Gordon to end this charade.
Can the city's seediest street ever be cleaned up, much less gentrified?
Gilbert zeroes out public art commies
The love story that may spark Arizona's New Economy.
Deep cuts proposed to state budget set up bleak future for Arizonans
Phoenix neighborhoods revitalization efforts run into trouble at City Hall
The county's new downtown jail would destroy valuable pieces of Phoenix's past
With his new residence built atop his antique shop, John Mollard thought he was set for life. He couldn't have imagined that the same city that encouraged him to build his home was laying plans to declare his neighborhood a blight, seize his property and
A resident gets cut from Maricopa Medical Center's surgical training program. She says it's discrimination. It's just the latest problem facing the center's taxpayer-funded contractor, Medpro.
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
GOP boosters say Arizona's medical system for the poor should be a model for national health-care reform. But three federal investigations question whether Arizona's system is any less expensive than traditional Medicaid plans.
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