Gilbert is one of the best places in the United States for right-wingers to live, according to one analysis.Estately, a real estate company, put together a formula to find the best cities in America for conservatives to live, and ranked Gilbert (which is technically a "town") ninth.
A trio of top-tier scam artists from Mesa who preyed on wealthy Mormons will spend a large part of their lives in prison. Duane Hamblin Slade and his pal Guy Andrew Williams, both in their mid-40s, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary on September 30th to 15 and 12.5 years, respective ... More >>
Religion has played an increasingly dominant -- and sometimes volatile -- role in politics in recent years. But what happens when religious beliefs conflict with a political party's platform? Or when voters have to square conflicting beliefs within their own church? In this week's feature story, M ... More >>
The theft of a first-edition Book of Mormon, we have discovered, is some serious shit.At least, it was to the eight law enforcement agencies investigating the matter.Jay Linford's been pegged by Mesa police as the guy who lifted the 182-year-old Book of Mormon from the Rare and Out of Print Books an ... More >>
According to a recent item in the Washington Post's Election 2012 Blog, recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce has endorsed Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential primary, more than a month after Romney won Sand Land's GOP contest. As a result, Romney immediately called a press ... More >>
The video above is a rambling from Congressman-turned-lobbyist-turned-Congressional candidate Matt Salmon, giving his glowing review of an organization founded by an extremely wealthy fellow who's done some prison time, wears a cape, thinks he's the second coming of Christ, and believes crosses on c ... More >>
www.jacksonlewis.comAttorney Justin Pierce will serve the remainder of Kirk Adams' term in the Arizona House of Representatives.There's a new member of the Arizona House of Representatives: attorney Justin Pierce was appointed today to serve the remainder of former Speaker Kirk Adams' term.The Ma ... More >>
Susan Brock in her new threads after getting transferred into the custody of the Arizona Department of Corrections to serve a 13-year prison sentence. The circus that is the family of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock will continue to play out publicly, the judge hearing Brock's divor ... More >>
Susan Brock's going to prison, but it seems others could have prevented some of the abuse of her teenage victim.Susan Brock, the wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sentenced to 13 years in prison yesterday for the three-year sexual relationship she had with a teenage boy her fam ... More >>
How much did Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock really know about his wife's relationship with a teenage boy?As we mentioned in our prior post, Susan Brock, the somewhat-estranged wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sentenced to 13 years in prison this afternoon for ha ... More >>
Our onetime colleague Lisa Davis (one of our personal faves) showed up at the Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe last night to read from her newly published book, "The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church " a chilling expose of a Mormon pedophile an ... More >>
Scottsdale PDJudging from those eyes, Jacob Jeffrey Shwartz's alleged "drug impairment" may be from some Mary J. Wanna.When you have the urge to break things, urinate, and smoke cigarettes, where better to do it than a Mormon church, right? Wrong -- just ask Minnesota native Jacob Jeffrey Schwart ... More >>
Pearce vs. Ready: The Dennis Gilman videoWho's more credible: Arizona's best-known neo-Nazi J.T. Ready, or state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce? Watch Dennis Gilman's latest, and you be the judge. In it is some never-before-seen footage of Pearce endorsing Ready for Ready's 2006 Mesa city cou ... More >>
Looks like Pearce opposes his own church on immigration... When I first began reporting on immigration and Sand Land politics several years ago, I was under the mistaken impression -- because I'd never lived in an area so heavily influenced by the LDS before -- that most Mormons were like neo- ... More >>
Just when you thought Trey Parker and Matt Stone couldn't get any more offensive, they did it. According to TwentyFourBit, Parker and Stone are making a Broadway musical about Mormonism."Growing up in Colorado, a lot of our friends were Mormons and we always thought their book would make a great ... More >>
Today, 30,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine will be available at 30 elementary schools around the Valley. The shots will be administered by Mollen Immunization Clinics, which will be set up at the schools. Mollen CEO John Roehm said most insurance plans cover the flu shot...The owner of two defu ... More >>
The GrossCost of livin': $150 mil. As far as I'm concerned, former House Speaker Jeff Groscost, whom the Bird disses in death this week, deserved to be wearing stripes, eating green baloney and wondering if he was gonna have to take it up the poot pipe from his cell-mate Randy when he croaked ... More >>
The plumed wonder hates to agree with GOP gun moll Ann Coulter philosophically, but about our 9/11 memorial . . .
State and federal law enforcement launches a multifaceted campaign against fugitive fundamentalist Mormon Prophet Warren Jeffs and his followers
Inbreeding among polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border is producing a caste of severely retarded and deformed children
Polygamists are barricading their homes in the midst of mounting legal assaults by authorities
Letters from the week of Thursday, April 21, 2005
Letters from the week of March 31, 2005
The governor needs to help abused women and children in Colorado City. Now.
Arizona's finally followed Utah's lead and launched serious action to stop abuses by polygamists
Napolitano and Goddard exhibit cowardly conduct in the polygamy probe
Giving the symphony a sporting chance
As the case of a snatched Mormon girl from Salt Lake City unfolds, polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border face legal scrutiny
For decades the state has let a feudal colony of fundamentalist Mormons force underage girls into illegal polygamous marriages
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.
County Supervisor Don Stapley made a killing on a shady development and sank the profits into a mansion. Then he told the tax assessor to value his estate at $863,000 -- while listing it for sale at $2.5 million.
SLC Punk! is a sorry state of affairs
The struggle to undo Mesa's antismoking law ranges from the reasonable to the hysterical
Snell Johnson is a well-known sculptor. Some investors know him best as a con artist.