I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... More >>
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 >>
Welcome to the Phoenix Bucket List. Robrt Pela and Amy Silverman -- two New Times contributors and longtime Phoenicians -- have put together a list of 100 things to do in this city before you die. Each week we're presenting another 10; in March we'll wrap it all up in a cover story in New Times. For ... More >>
courtesy of Scripps College Gabrielle Giffords in Mennonite garb, 1993. An eclectic collection of politically involved Arizona women have graduated from Scripps College, Gabrielle Giffords' alma mater. Margaret Hance, Phoenix mayor from 1976-83 went there. Class of '45. So did Ann Symin ... More >>
Jack Pfister, Phoenix community leader and former long-term manager of power and water utility company Salt River Project, died yesterday at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer. A native to Prescott, Arizona, Pfister quickly rose to leadership in the Phoenix community, where he played rol ... More >>
New Times presents its first-ever Doofus and Darling Awards
A new millennium in Phoenix, where the motorist in the next lane is your auld acquaintance
Drug Enforcement Administration records contain multiple references to a company controlled by a business partner of the Symington family
Business partner of Symingtons gets pass good for one year
U.S. authorities suspect a Mexican vegetable grower with business ties to the Symingtons is involved in drug trafficking
How Governor Symington misused state resources to further the cross-border business interests of his friends and family.
Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.
He may have gone to Harvard and been elected governor. But did J. Fife Symington III spend his early years on the poor side of Phoenix?
"THE DEAL" GOES DOWN. INFLUENCE GETS PEDDLED. IS IT ANY WONDER LAWMAKERS ARE GETTING A LIFE---SOMEPLACE ELSE?
GEORGE LECKIE RAN DOWN TWO PEOPLE WITH HIS CAR AND GOT AWAY WITH IT. IN PARADISE VALLEY, JUSTICE DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ARE.