After all that, a federal judge sentenced former state Representative Ben Arredondo yesterday to zero days in jail.This, less than a year after being charged with bribery, extortion, and lying to FBI agents in a ticket-bribery exchange, then eventually pleading guilty to a mail-fraud charges, relate ... More >>
Republic Monetary Exchange, a precious metals firm founded by two ex-cons that's the subject of a New Times' feature article this week, is putting some customers at risk, says a Phoenix document preparer.
Tim Schubert of Blue Diamond Documents says he's helped people prepare Individual Retirement A ... More >>
See also: Zach Booher of Pop-Punk Band While We're Up Killed in Car Accident
Steven Rouk of Tempe acoustic pop-punk outfit While We're Up, and Trevor McCoy have been released from the Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, following the fatal accident that claimed the life of Mesa-native Zach Bo ... More >>
News MildUndocumented students walk through a minefield of laws in pursuit of higher education.Some bills die on the floor of the statehouse. Others die on the governor's desk. Sometimes, they die in the courts.
And then there are those that die in a legislative committee, along party lines, li ... More >>
Tuition increases proposed late last week by Arizona's three public university presidents make getting a public education in Arizona pricier than ever. Worse, they were probably underestimated -- again.
Presidents of the three universities sent their pitch for new tuition increases to the Arizon ... More >>
It's not easy being a food spy these days.
No wonder food critics are feeling introspective.
Between publishing's industrywide troubles, the ever-increasing speed (and seemingly decreased value) of online information, the mushrooming presence of food blogs, and the une ... More >>
We're not saying Captain Joel Fox is wrong about everything.
Turns out he's right on the issue of whether the SCA contributions were, in fact, "payroll deductions."
Although the reports filed by Fox say "payroll deductions," Fox says in comments to this blog that they were actually nothing more t ... More >>
The "scholarship program" at Arizona State University to be named after President Barack Obama really isn't a "scholarship" at all.
The nod to criticism of the school's denial of an honorary degree for Obama turns out to be a financial aid program called "ASU Advantage" that pools&n ... More >>
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Obama Scholarship Program at ASU Really a Financial Aid Program; Draws ... More >>