A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
Matt Salmon sought the endorsement of a sheriff he doesn't like, doesn't respect, doesn't think is "playing with a full deck," and he compares to Barney Fife.Congressional hopeful Matt Salmon didn't just accept the endorsement of a sheriff he doesn't like, he doesn't respect, he doesn't think is ... More >>
The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form SXSW.com so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>
Justice Stanley Feldman has ruled the Arizona legal scene for years. But now he's gone. And Governor Janet Napolitano has some important decisions to make.
A new book reveals a conservative speechwriter's more sensitive side
New Times presents its first-ever Doofus and Darling Awards
Tom is long gone, but Tom's Tavern lives on
Adventure, Beauty, Death . . . a brief explanation of why the view on your barstool is a little pallid
Ex-governor Symington seems blissful despite the damning evidence that mounts at his bankruptcy trial. What's up his sleeve?
Bill Dereschuk is one pensioner who wants Symington to prevail in his bankruptcy case
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
How a baton twirler from Filer, Idaho, grew up to be Scottsdale's Mayor Sam Campana
As a teen, Jose Ceja killed two people and was sentenced to die. He spent 23 years on death row as a model prisoner, and then his sentencing judge admitted he'd made a mistake. But the state of Arizona killed him anyway.
The people who judged Symington look back with certainty, compassion
Fife Symington must live with six felony convictions; where he will live with them is still up in the air
Meet Jane Hull. She's probably your next governor.
U.S. authorities suspect a Mexican vegetable grower with business ties to the Symingtons is involved in drug trafficking
Coopers & Lybrand leaves governor in "worst of all worlds" legally; but quick removal from office seems unlikely
Prosecutors wonder how Symington's debt to a powerhouse law firm was paid
There are Friends of Tobacco. And antismoking advocates worry that behind-the-scenes machinations may water down a state campaign to discourage teen smoking.
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HOW SYMINGTON WRIGGLED OUT OF PERSONAL GUARANTEES ON THE ESPLANADE
AUTHORITIES RECAPTURE AN ESCAPED FELON WHO, FRANKLY,FED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL A LINE
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.
WHY SETTLE FOR A WEENIE FOOTBALL TEAM WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A BRATWURST FOOTBALL TEAM? HERE'S WHY MIKE DITKA MUST BE THE NEW COACH OF THE PHOENIX CARDINALS.