We recently came across a February 27 segment from Jim Sharpe's talk show on KFYI about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's time as headmaster at the DeSisto School in Massachusetts -- a school for troubled teens where state officials found sexual and physical abuse was occurring. Sharpe and his on-a ... More >>
John Teets, the rich and powerful onetime CEO of what once was the Phoenix-based Dial/Greyhound companies, died a few days ago at the age of 77 from complications related to Alzheimer's Disease. The late John Teets, a Phoenix bigshot back in the day Mr. Teets was a doggedly tough SO ... More >>
Image: www.youtube.comBill Montgomery still stands with the powerful politician who endorsed him, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, despite an unfolding scandal. Ssshhh... Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery seem to be on a secret mission. He's scheduled to appear at a fundraiser tomorrow for himself ... More >>
The "architect" of Arizona's ethnic cleansing laws, stymied by the 9th CircuitTo borrow a phrase from that great modern philosopher Flavor Flav, when it comes to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's recent ruling on Prop 200, don't believe the hype.Because hype, fake outrage and panic is basically what ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, we related how a top official with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office met with some rich guys during a fishing trip in Alaska three years ago. As we were told by the lawyer for the rich guys, Grant Woods, the Alaska trip -- which was attended by MCSO Director Larry Black -- ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's Captain Joel Fox testified earlier this week before the grand jury probing the SCA campaign finance scandal -- triggering speculation that an indictment in the case could come as early as next month.Grand jury proceedings are secret and, typically, the subject of a p ... More >>
Image: Ray SternMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal investigation into potential misdeeds by county leaders includes Governor Jan Brewer, a source close to the investigation tells New Times.The source, who did not want to want to be identified, did not want to elaborate on the subject o ... More >>
An interesting little spat is brewing over at the right-wing Sonoran Alliance blog, where our favorite, furry whipping post, the anonymous "Chewie," has upset the elephant cart.Chewie has inside info, supposedly, that Governor Jan Brewer's campaign manager, lobbyist and public relations expert Chuck ... More >>
Governor Napolitano needs to go a lot further than just inspecting our bridges
How two insiders made a tidy profit on the sale of Arizona State University's president's house
Felon, swindler, liar, sleaze, pant-load. The many faces of Fife Symington
A new director, maybe even a new name -- but no new construction at the Phoenix Family Museum
Donald Harris gives good lip.
Bad jokes and corporate canoodling sum up Cinco affair
For the week of 06-15-2000
Reporter wins NT's sixth consecutive Journalist of the Year award
State gives feds the brush-off on open-space preservation plan
Who's angling for what, and against whom
People are talking about a young political consultant named Jason Rose. But it's probably not the message he'd like to get across.
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
Chandler's leaders want to transform their sleepy downtown into an "oasis for the affluent." No wonder the barrio is restless.
Amnesty International's Dr. Daniel Georges-Abeyie coolly argues the case against capital punishment in our hang-'em-high state
Fighting a legal war on multiple fronts, Symington and his attorneys turn to a time-honored tactic: stonewalling
AG failed to require Symington campaign to return excessive donations from lobbyist
21 months after being charged with looting the estates of elderly Arizonans, one defendant dies. The other awaits trial.
HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFUL EDDIE BASHA IS KNOWN AS A PHILANTHROPIST AND A CRUSADER FOR EDUCATION. WHAT HE'S NOT KNOW AS IS A DEMOCRAT
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.
YOU'RE A TATTOOED GIANT ON A HARLEY. YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE DIRTY DOZEN. YOU'RE TOAST.