A Navajo man anally raped his buddy's 18-year-old girlfriend on a dark road south of Kayenta early Sunday, then either suffocated or strangled her, federal court records allege. The woman's half-naked body was found in a ditch, a tire-track over her chest. Sankey Reid, 30, admitted he drove over h ... More >>
Last summer, Wisconsin named the kringle as the state's official pastry -- not to be confused with their proposed state dessert, the cream puff. A kringle is a Scandinavian flaky pastry, similar to a danish pastry in texture, then filled with nuts, fruit filling or custard. Since Racine, Wisconsin i ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Former Arizona State Senator and Navajo Code Talker Arthur J. Hubbard died on Friday at the age of 102, according to a statement from the Navajo Nation Council.He was born on the Tohono O'odham Nation about three weeks before Arizona became a state, in 1912.
You know who sucks at naming towns? A lot of people who have set up shop in Arizona.Check out the 10 worst names for Arizona towns -- including towns like Santa Claus, Arizona, and Nothing, Arizona -- below:
If you've blown through the gardening books on your reading list this winter or are looking for some inspiration this summer, local author and painter Barbara Bayless Lacy's book, Nanise': A Navajo Herbal: One Hundred Plants From the Navajo Reservation is a unique find. Nanise' means "vegetation" i ... More >>
Daylight Saving Time is miserable -- so we've heard.Because DST is stupid and we don't respect it, Arizona, like Hawaii, does not participate in this biannual clock-changing game.
A drive to a local bootlegger for a bottle of vodka turned into an allegedly meth-addled murder, according to Navajo Nation PD. The report states that Randly Begay, a member of the Navajo Nation, his girlfriend, and a friend, piled into a gray GMC Safari van Monday morning and drove near Tuba C ... More >>
Pictures taken last week of a Navajo man's penis and "stumpy" thumbs reportedly link him to the photographed sexual assault of a toddler. Carl Carlson of the Navajo Nation committed aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual exploitation of a child and possessed child pornography, according to a ... More >>
The business: White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread, not your average Indian fry bread, brought to you by Alice Roach and her husband, John. What you need to know: For the past six years, the Roaches have been serving their fry bread at special events, concerts, and fundraisers, but with the explosion of mobi ... More >>
When the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office announced yesterday that a six-month "bootlegging" investigation ended with 10 arrests, we were thinking it was a trip back to prohibition, involving Tommy guns, fedoras, and the phrase "G-Men."Nah, we checked out the criminal complaints, and it took six month ... More >>
In less than a year, KPHO -- always "Telling it Like it is" -- has managed to run three stories about chupacabra sightings.Now the local news station is tackling bigger and badder mythical beasts, hooking up with the Navajo Nation Rangers to check out "investigative reports" of other creatures that ... More >>
Image: WikipediaAbout 100 million gallons of radioactive water that spilled down the Puerco River into Arizona in 1979 -- and people are worried about a bit of smoke from Japan?Radiation from Japan shouldn't be your worry -- but maybe the sources of radiation here in Arizona should. Health st ... More >>
The Posada will feature food giveaways to migrant families and toys for the childrenFor those who have kvetched about the boycott of Arizona over SB 1070, here's an interesting riposte: Zack de la Rocha's musicians-boycott, Soundstrike, along with other groups such as Puente, the National Day Labore ... More >>
Navajo Nation hosts student photographers
Navajo Nation hosts student photographers
One of the principals behind a company that claims to be bringing a 175-megawatt solar plant to southern Arizona was accused in the 1980s of running a bogus gold-mining scheme. Christopher E. Pannos, one of his brothers, James, and two other people were among those charged by the ... More >>
MCSO Larisa GarciaWe got some new details about the Phoenix woman who was arrested yesterday for the 2005 murder of her husband -- a veteran of both the Army and Navy and father of what police estimate to be about 30 children -- and she claims she murdered the man because "she w ... More >>
Sister Marguerite BartzThe chief prosecutor in the case against a teen suspected of murdering a nun on the Navajo Indian Reservation last week is refusing to turn him over to federal authorities without an extradition request.Tribal police arrested the suspect, 18-year-old Reehahlio Carroll ... More >>
Don't be surprised if you see a familiar, affable face and shiny chrome dome at a local restaurant sometime in the near future. Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern was scheduled to land in Arizona with his crew this week, filming a new episode of Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World. He'll be hit ... More >>
www.wikipedia.com Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.Joe Shirley Jr., president of the Navajo Nation, was placed on administrative leave today, pending an investigation into ethical, civil, or criminal involvement with two companies with tribal contracts.During a special session of the ... More >>
As many as 20 players from the Mesa High football team might be suspended for violating team rules and miss Friday's game against Phoenix Maryvale. Mesa High principal Jim Souder and football coach Kelley Moore confirmed the suspensions, but neither would discuss what the infraction was...Ari ... More >>
Phoenix police are keeping a close eye on the Phoenix Goddess Temple after receiving complaints from neighbors that the temple is really a brothel. The temple offers "cuddle parties" and a sex ed program on Fridays...The Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-110 Monday night, marking their ... More >>
Composer comes home to a place hes never been before
Pictures aren't so moving
The veterinary vulture asks, is it merely hoof-in-mouth disease or the ravings of a racist dumb-ass?
Could Louis Farrakhan's visit to the Navajo Nation have anything to do with tribe Prez Joe Shirley's tight reelection bid? Inquiring tweeters want to know
Despite a celebrated history, Native American transgenders struggle in the modern world
Letters from the week of April 7, 2005
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Letters from the week of June 10, 2004
New exhibit hails the beauty of nature
Windtalkers spins a World War II epic around Navajo codetalkers
Aerial photographer discusses his new book
An archival concert collection finds Waylon Jennings very much at home in the Valley
The state's unabashed enthusiasm for charter schools stops at the borders of Indian reservations
Like some weather cycle, the battle between skiers and Native American religion returns to Arizona Snowbowl
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
LEROY JACKSON TRANSFORMED HIMSELF FROM A PHOENIX STREET WINO INTO A CHARISMATIC NAVAJO ENVIRONMENTALIST. HIS FRIENDS THINK HE WAS MURDERED FOR HIS EFFORTS.
RYNELDI BECENTI IS A HERO TO THE NAVAJO NATION-----AND THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER AT ASU