The Arizona Technology Council, a trade organization that you might expect to push for laws related to things like job training and tax credits, announced that it's adding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality issues to its lobbying agenda.Consider that just five years ago, a clear majorit ... More >>
After Arizona lawmakers passed SB1070, calls for action by immigration activists were heard loudly in California.San Francisco and Los Angeles announced boycotts against the state -- but reality quickly set in when city leaders realized such plans might come back to hurt them. As L.A. Weekly ... More >>
Zach Fowle Simon Alam For eight years, Simon Alam has been something of a legend at Phoenix's trendy Merc Bar (2525 E. Camelback, 602-508-9449), serving drinks to stars and regular schmucks alike amidst groovy music and lighting so dim you feel like you're in a vampire coven. It's an ... More >>
Salt River Tubing on Fourth of July Weekend The Salt River was more crowded by Bikini-clad beauties and alcohol-swilling ruffians than normal on July 4th Weekend. Check out the aquatic antics in these photos...see photos Cheap Trick at Talking Stick Resort on 7/3/10 I've seen these d ... More >>
Cheap Trick in a casino ballroom: Better than at a zoo, but not as good as at the fair. I've seen these dinosaurs about eight times since 1992, in all sorts of venues (including, yes, the Milwaukee Zoo), and Saturday night's venue, Talking Stick Resort, was pretty terrible. I was hoping for ... More >>
A fire burning in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness area near Tucson has grown to 5200 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Elk Horn Fire, was about eight percent contained by Sunday...A Valley man is in critical condition after he was stabbed at a trailer park in Glendale. The man, 53, was reportedly returni ... More >>
Honeywell's Glendale manufacturing plant is about to begin work on parts for a spacesuit planned to be used in future explorations on the moon. NASA announced in June it had awarded a contract to a Houston company, Oceaneering International, to design and build two types of spacesuits. One ... More >>
What do you do when the biggest name in the race is the least qualified?
Don't fall victim to the identity-theft protection scam
The system that serves tiny children with disabilities is nowhere near fixed, after years of trying on the governor's watch
A state panel again supports a judge's right to speak his mind
See me, hear me, feel me, fund me! Are vlogging and podcasting the ultimate slacker careers?
Years after a hideous double murder, life goes on for surviving family members
Trent Franks is no fiscal conservative. And he's the worst kind of Christian.
Something besides the dump stinks in Mobile
Memorial Rodeo hits the ring
The Mexi-Chinese combos at Chino Bandido are great. And so is that mascot.
Letters from the week of June 12, 2003
America's best boarders indulge quarter-pipe dreams
Neighbors fret over the fate of an elderly recluse who left without saying goodbye.
Ron Walker chats about his fascination with film
From the week of April 19, 2001
Cave Creek rabble-rouser-cum-newspaper-publisher Don Sorchych has the town running scared
Week of October 12th
Local distributor of "party drug" ingredient held on $5 million bail in biggest GHB bust in U.S. history
Will you be next in the line of gang fire?
By Laura Laughlin Sophia Lopez-Espindola's grassroots organization has survived bullets, business setbacks and political pitfalls
Even tough, effective teachers like Angela Kirkendall struggle to shield inner-city kids from the lure of the streets
Ivan Reyna wins a contest and gets less than he bargained for
A Phoenix family stumbles through the tangled bureaucracy of modern medical care
Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
he 80-somethings at retirement home Desert Crest face eviction. But that's just business, says the home's owner--which happens to be an agency of the Roman Catholic church.
It's not what you think. Scottsdale resident Mitch Stanley knows what the March 13 "UFO" was. But will anyone listen?
A con man stole his good name and good credit; the law wouldn't help him get it back
Jim Irvin is poised to give the GOP a Corporation Commission majority for the first time in a decade. If that happens, Democratic activist Barbara Sherman and her mentor, Commission chairman Renz Jennings, will both wind up losers.
Homeless people hawk three different publications on curbs all over the Valley. What's brought about the proliferation of street sheets, and who, if anyone, benefits?
NO,YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST. JUST FLEX YOUR MISSILES.
MARICOPA COUNTY IS SCRAPPING A BRAND-NEW, VERY EXPENSIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM SO IT CAN BUY---SURPRISE!---ANOTHER NEW, EXPENSIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM
FOR ONCE, BIG BUSINESS AND EDUCATORS ARE IN CONCERT. BUT WILL LAWMAKERS FACE THE MUSIC