A look at court and police records shows a fuller portrait of Alexander Wilson, a kid shot by a DPS officer more than a week ago at a West Phoenix Chevron gas station. A press release sent to Valley news media says Wilson was wanted on a warrant for armed robbery but did not use a weapon to co ... More >>
Mark Bosworth, a former Valley real-estate maverick who once boasted he owned $50 million in property, claims he was conned into trying to cash a bogus, $4,500 check. The felony forgery charge he's fighting could result in jail time. It's an ignominious -- though somewhat expected -- turn of events ... More >>
An oil company owned by the family of Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is being sued for alleged wage violations and retaliation against a former employee.Bennett's Oil Company -- of which the Secretary of State is the former CEO and a current director -- is being accused by a former cashier o ... More >>
Zach Fowle The tender: Trent RobertsonThe bar: The Vine Tavern (801 E. Apache Blvd., 480-894-2662)The pedigree: Robertson got his bartending start in Kansas, working mostly, he says, at "Applebee's-type restaurants." A fortuitous coin flip led him to Tempe and the Vine ten years ago, where ... More >>
New Times Congressman Ben Quayle really took it on the chin at a town hall meeting in Anthem last night. Congressman Ben Quayle held a town hall meeting in Anthem last night. It didn't go well for the young congressman -- and the laughter of his constituents after he tried to explain gover ... More >>
Image: WikipediaKenneth Feinberg, the country's pre-eminent dispute mediator, is too busy with the BP oil-spill claims to handle Nationally recognized mediator Kenneth Feinberg won't handle the politically delicate claims by Maricopa County officials against the county after all. ... More >>
Jan Brewer's bumbling performance during the gubernatorial debate earlier this month, which instantly became a Youtube blockbuster, seems to have made Jan even more famous (or infamous) than signing SB 1070.Jan's hit the big time and people are noticing, which is why she's made the Huffington Pos ... 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 >>
Weird: The Backstreet Boys have announced a boycott of BP because of the massive oil spill.Weirder: Korn instigated this.Actually, maybe not so weird: These band will forever be linked in the realm of "shitty music that should have failed to exist in any form after the big ball dropped on The Yea ... More >>
Song: Pearl Jam, "Don't GO: BP Amoco"Context: A great video of the Band Oh Horses frontman singing Tempe of the Dog's "Hunger Strike with Pearl Jam in New York posted by So Much Silence led me to turn up this little ditty. You have to sit through a speech, but the pay off is a catchy little prote ... More >>
James KingThe Chevron station on the corner of McDowell and 51st Avenue is giving away discounted gas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, which has caused hundreds of people to flock to the station -- some even got in line last night -- and the cops aint happy about it. Ready for the best part -- many ... More >>
Maricopa County officials voted yesterday to give their lawyers permission to file a lawsuit over a $456,000 bus the Sheriff's Office bought to transport inmates. County officials question the legality of the purchase, because it wasn't put out for competitive bidding. Sheriff Joe Arpaio defe ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature advanced an abortion bill yesterday, while delaying a concealed weapons bill. The abortion measure, which requires final passage before moving to the Senate, would require health care personnel who treat women with complications from abortions to submit a report to the sta ... More >>
You may ditch the SUV after watching this documentary
Where: The Chevron Station located just West of the stop and about two minutes on foot. Drink: Grab 24 ounce can of Budweiser for $2.09. It's the official beer of gas station drinking (as far as we're concerned) and what the hell, grab a moon pie too. Microwave action is a necessity. Scene: There ... More >>
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Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed
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