Today's the day, Phoenix. We're announcing the finalists for the 2014 Big Brain Awards. Each spring, we recognize emerging Phoenix creatives -- and over the past 10 days, we've narrowed down our long list of nominations to 15 finalists in five categories.
"I think there's a big misconception of EyeHateGod," says Jimmy Bower. "People see the name, think, maybe these guys are Satanists, maybe they're just stupid." I first heard EyeHateGod back in 1992 when In the Name of Suffering came out. Admittedly, I was as enthused by their name as much as their‚ ... More >>
"I think there's a big misconception of EyeHateGod," says Jimmy Bower. "People see the name, think, maybe these guys are Satanists, maybe they're just stupid." I first heard EyeHateGod back in 1992 when In the Name ‚Ä®of Suffering came out. Admittedly, I was as enthused by their name as much as the ... More >>
After years of ongoing opposition to the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a resort-style casino, the new Glendale City Manager suggests the city drop legal opposition and develop a "more positive" relationship with the tribe. Acting City Manager Dick Bowers authored a memo on April 26 to the ... More >>
Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley won his 2008 criminal case today in the state Court of Appeals. The Arizona Court of Appeals has agreed that Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley did not violate any financial disclosure law, ending a tainted criminal case against him. The ruling today ... More >>
Dennis McCarthy‚ÄčThe Gila County Attorney's Office is recommending that a Nebraska-based attorney prosecute cases against Maricopa County Supervisors Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox.The Gila County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on the appointment of Dennis McCarthy as special pro ... More >>
Apparently, prosecutors thought that calling Chief Deputy David Hendershott to testify would NOT help their case. Smart prosecutors.‚ÄčIn a press release issued last week, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office expressed "disappointment" with the fact that witnesses friendly to the sheriff, including ... More >>
‚Äč Prosecutors working for Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas persuaded a grand jury to indict Mary Rose Wilcox, the lone Democrat on the county Board of Supervisors, on 36 felony counts. But they should have a much harder time getting those charges to stick in court. That's ... More >>
Maricopa County Andrew Thomas has authorized three special prosecutors -- two from Washington D.C. and a Phoenix attorney -- to handle criminal allegations against County Superivor Don Stapley. The move appears to violate the spirit of a promise made by Thomas to the Board of Supervisors a ... More >>
‚ÄčDon Stapley won. Andrew Thomas and Joe Arpaio lost. The Maricopa County Supervisor has been under a legal black cloud since December, when County Attorney Thomas slammed him with 118 felony counts of violating campaign finance law. But Thomas tossed the case to Yavapai Count ... More >>
When a career courthouse scam artist joins forces with a top Arizona criminal defense attorney, it ain't pretty
Mary Rose Wilcox has turned El Portal into the place for politicos to meet over rice and beans
Local producer Larry Elyea finds himself in the midst of the Valley's national ambition
Is mining causing cancer in the West Valley?
Letters from the week of December 12, 2002
Is Scottsdale ready for four more years of political scrutiny from George Zraket? It all depends on who you ask.
Is Chinese 'Forbidden City' exhibition in tea leaves for Phoenix Art Museum?
From the Week of March 9, 2000
After years of neglect, a Maryvale neighborhood and the Phoenix police evict the West Side City Crips
The right advanced at Groscost, sustained some nasty Burns
The taxpayers would get soaked and the Arizona Cardinals would get fat at Rio Salado Crossing
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
Industry group's "Environmental Summit" puts pollution in perspective--its own
With his new residence built atop his antique shop, John Mollard thought he was set for life. He couldn't have imagined that the same city that encouraged him to build his home was laying plans to declare his neighborhood a blight, seize his property and
Accusations flow as Scottsdale selects group to redevelop area near downtown
State Senator Russell Bowers is best known for his archconservatism, his assault on environmental regulations and . . . his fine art?
Legislator's art is suddenly in high demand
A family-owned company could go out of business because state Senator Russell Bowers has introduced legislation that would free a larger company from paying its share to clean up toxic groundwater
Does the newest member of the state Board of Education really believe that Satan lurks in Arizona classrooms?
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.
Ousted official claims contractor created excess work to boost its take of tax dollars
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.
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