The ruling by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to recognize same-sex marriages for tax purposes is a good sign, according to a group of Arizona's gay-marriage proponents.The agencies explained yesterday that same-sex couples that were legally married in any jurisd ... More >>
Michigan native and old-school rocker Ted Nugent may always be looking to ruffle a few feathers, but he is a bit of a softie at heart. Sure, he's incredibly outspoken politically and musically and to about every hunted animal on the planet. He's the same guy who named his 2013 tour "Black Power" (af ... More >>
With just 18 months and change left until the 2014 election, the National Republican Congressional Committee is heating up its campaigns against Democratic Congressmen Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick.The NRCC's been actively campaigning against the two since at least April, a whole four months into t ... More >>
What do you do when you're Sheriff Joe Arpaio and your name is practically a byword for the neglect of sex crime cases involving women and children? You use your political fundraising machine to shill for a national nonprofit that benefits abused kids, sort of like a petroleum company donating to l ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his birther brigade -- led by chief "investigator" Mike Zullo -- held another press conference this week to announce their new "evidence" that President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery.Not surprisingly, the Cold Case Posse's "evidence" was debunked month ... More >>
See also: Marianne Belardi Says Goodbye After 15 years See also: Cowboy Ciao Somm Throwdown On Friday, June 29, Peter Kasperski, owner of Cowboy Ciao in Old Town Scottsdale, filed Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona. According to records, he owes $1.1 million to the Arizona De ... More >>
Former state Representative Richard Miranda is going to prison for a couple years for treating his charity to help out the impoverished as the Richard Miranda Wants More Money Fund.Miranda, a 55-year-old Democrat, won a 27-month trip to prison this morning for stealing from his charity, and then eva ... More >>
Dan Wise, a former Scottsdale accountant, was arrested yesterday for crimes related to allegedly running a $66 million Ponzi scheme, marking the fourth time he's been arrested in connection with the same scheme.Wise, 55, was indicted earlier in the week on 102 federal charges for the alleged scheme, ... More >>
Recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce has just taken the bait proffered by Bob Worsley, his opponent in the Legislative District 25 Republican primary for state Senate. And in doing so, Pearce may have further endangered the 501(c)4 status of the organization he currently fronts, Ban Amnest ... More >>
Funny how some conservatives are always against boycotts affecting Arizona businesses, unless they're the ones doing the boycotting. I say this as the nativist hate group Ban Amnesty Now fires up its promised boycott of New Times' advertisers, with shrill messages on BAN's website and Facebook ... More >>
The most interesting item to drop from the lips of recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce at Mesa's Red Mountain Tea Party meeting on Monday was not the fact that he's running for state Senate in Legislative District 25. Rather, it was something Pearce said to me as I buttonholed him ju ... More >>
espressopundit.comLobbyist Patterson: Licking Pearce's boots clean is just the price of doin' business...The first thing you need to know about Greg Patterson of the right-wing Espresso Pundit blog is that he is a lobbyist. According to the Arizona Secretary of State's website, he has been a re ... More >>
Congressional candidate Steve MoakHere we are: It's a day before the 10 candidates in the crowded District 3 Congressional primary will learn their fate and it seems, barring some late-round uppercut, all the big punches have been thrown.In particular, two candidates, who are arguably leadi ... More >>
Congressional candidate Steve MoakCongressional candidate Steve Moak has finally responded to questions posed to him last week by one of his opponents in the crowded District 3 Congressional primary.In short, Moak never disclosed a conflict of interest to the IRS when a not-for-profit anti- ... More >>
Congressional candidate Steve MoakCongressional candidates Steve Moak and Ben Quayle have turned to snail mail for their latest round of mudslinging.In letters -- yes, actual, physical letters -- exchanged by the two candidates (and distributed throughout the media by their respective campaigns, ... More >>
www.totfarm.comAn indictment was unsealed today in Kansas City, Kansas, that named 20 people involved in a marijuana-distribution ring that has netted more than $22 million over several years, and like many pot-peddling rackets before it, this one originated in Pho ... More >>
Two buses from the Roosevelt School District collided near 23rd and Southern avenues yesterday. According to police, one bus rear-ended the other while it was stopped at a stop sign. Sixty students were on the buses, but police say there were no major injuries...Inspectors have found that in the ... More >>
Pop-culture sugar makes the medicine go down for Scorpius fans
A former sailor and Phoenix UPS driver was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison today for passing secrets to a Pakistan man who ran an Al-Qaeda recruitment Web site.Paul R. Hall, who has apparently changed his name to Hassan Abu-Jihaad, was arrested in Phoenix in 2007 and charged with terrorism ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff's Captain Joel Fox, still the only person to date who's been linked to a mysterious $105,000 donation to the Arizona Republican Party, took the stand today in front of Administrative Law Judge Thomas Shedden -- but instead of resolving the issue, Fo ... More >>
AZ's new employer-sanctions law will hurt workers, employers, and the economy, in what can only be seen as a massive self-inflicted wound
Finally in jail, courthouse scam king Bob Owens plucks his defense from the grave
Not much going on in Campbell Scott's latest
Letters from the week of October 30, 2003
Local chef takes off, and political hopeful is just off
No one likes a bully. So why are Rose Mofford, Janet Napolitano and MTV distancing themselves from Arizona's Safe Schools, Safe Students program?
'Stop urban sprawl!' 'Burn the rich!' 'An acre an hour is obscene!' Is it any wonder some are rooting for the arsonists?
The road goads on forever with the Groovie Ghoulies' latest CD, Travels With My Amp
Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW
Once considered a model private fiduciary, Nancy Elliston is now under investigation for allegedly helping herself to thousands of dollars belonging to incapacitated people
Phoenix officials told volunteers planning an expensive millennial downtown bash to think big. It seems as though nobody was thinking at all.
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.
EX-DANCER DEBBY KOSOBUCKI THOUGHT SHE'D BEEN HIRED TO MANAGE A FIRST-CLASS TOPLESS CLUB. NOW SHE BELIEVES SHE WAS MERELY A FRONT TO CONCEAL THE INVOLVEMENT OF A CRIMINAL.