Wiretapping rates in Arizona are among the highest in the nation.The Pew Research Center ranked the states where the most wiretap authorizations were made last year, finding that Arizona's had the fifth-highest rate in the country.
Arizona has a relatively high number of people dissatisfied with the state's air quality.In the latest Gallup poll, 77 percent of Arizonans say they are satisfied with the air quality, but that's one of the lowest levels of satisfaction in the country.
By now, you've probably heard about the case of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refuses to pay grazing fees, and is backed by an armed militia.The story took an interesting twist yesterday, when Bundy made some racist remarks against black people, which caused some people who had previously tre ... More >>
Twenty-three years after the first official discussions of a straight, interstate-quality path for vehicles to travel from Phoenix to Las Vegas, there is finally physical evidence of progress: some signs.There's no construction date, no funding, and the studies aren't even done, but the Arizona Depa ... More >>
Galaxy Gaming, a Nevada-based table-game company, has been approved to do business in Arizona casinos -- despite being banned in California. Dishonesty by Robert Saucier, the CEO of Galaxy Gaming, was cited in a ruling by a California judge last year as the main reason for a gaming-license denial. ... More >>
In the name of science, we now know what kind of porn people from Arizona are into.The website PornHub released the top-three search terms used on the website, as well as the average duration of a visit to the website, all broken down by state.
A Phoenix federal jury found a Mesa father and son guilty of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme that swindled members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Guy Williams, 42, and Brent Williams, 66, were convicted Friday, June 27, on 38 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, ... More >>
Usually, Customs and Border Protection officers are catching ever-creative drug smugglers as they attempt to get their product through a port at the border.This time, though, the Office of Air and Marine -- part of Customs and Border Protection -- caught the stash in the air, as a pilot took his sma ... More >>
Beer: Seven Brewery: Upright Brewing Co. Style: Saison ABV: 8 percent Not sure if you guys have noticed, but craft beer is going all Manifest Destiny right now. With the likes of New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Green Flash breaking ground on East Coast facilities, big brands are going nationwide. Ev ... More >>
High-energy hip-hoppers Weird is the New Cool and Latin-reggae-punk rockers Fayuca wasted no time in hitting the road to begin their 2013 campaign. Mere days after the new year dawned, the two local acts launched their Spark the Flame Tour on Thursday, January 3, and paid a little visit to our Nor ... More >>
If you love local food trucks, Food Network, or Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, here's an event for you.
Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Zach's nu ... More >>
We did some blog items last year on Wade Ridley, who confessed to the February 2011 north Phoenix machete/butcher knife murder of his girlfriend, Anne Simenson.Ridley was charged with first-degree murder in Maricopa County Superior Court, but the local case still was awaiting disposition as he sat i ... More >>
Matinee Energy, a company with plans to build several large solar-power plants in Arizona, says a founder who once ran a bogus gold-mining scheme no longer has a role in the firm. Yet many questions remain about the mystery company, which reportedly has contracts with Hyundai Heavy and KEPCO KDN, t ... More >>
Never, ever watch this show...except for this SundayKeeping Up with the Kardashians may be one of the most vapid, superficial, painfully annoying shows on television right now, but this Sunday night's new episode on E! actually has one redeeming quality to the vomit-inducing drivel -- local "futu ... More >>
Northern Nevada's award-winning pizza has made its way to The Valley of the Sun just in time for summer. The family owned and operated Brugos Pizza Co. recently opened its first Arizona location in the upscale digs of the Esplanade business and retail complex. Christina and Troy McDonald open ... More >>
Shawn Anderson This week's Flier Of The Week is for a Sound Struck benefit show in Nevada. The Sound Struck strikes again. The group is leading a boycott of Arizona and features a handful of passionate musicians along with a bunch of people who have nothing to do with mus ... More >>
"I'm-a get medieval on your ass." -- Marcellus Wallace, spokesman for Mother Nature?A 60-year drought, the likes of which hasn't been seen since medieval times, may be in store for the Southwest this century, University of Arizona researchers report. A summary of scientific f ... More >>
R&B singer Toni Braxton has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy again, according to TMZ. She owes between $10 million and $50 million.The companies to which she is indebted include Tiffany & Co., AT&T, The Four Seasons Hotels, and Neiman Marcus. Maybe diamonds aren't a girl's best friend a ... More >>
You've probably heard the predictions by now: Democrats are going to be scarcer in Congress this November. The number of potential seats lost could be high, but there's only so much money to go around to help them campaign. The AFL-CIO, typically a stalwart money source for Democrats, ... More >>
I was excited to see an e-mail about the new Against Me! record, due June 8 on Sire. As the band's publicist says, the record from one of the best live bands I've seen in the past year was produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, etc., etc.) so it should be pretty awesome.Then I remembe ... More >>
Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth, the "consistent conservative," who touts his devout Christianity in television and radio ads, is heading to Las Vegas this weekend for happy hour with fellow conservatives at a bar called Stoney's on the Strip.Where else would a good Christian spend his Easter weeken ... More >>
A water-main broke on Sunday and flooded several central Phoenix businesses and homes with thousands of gallons of water. The owner of one of the damaged buildings, Phoenix Rising Now photography studio, says the water filled his basement from floor to ceiling. Crews were working on repairing the ... More >>
www.alwayzfun.blogspotRepublican senators submitted a report to Congress yesterday outlining billions of dollars of useless or stupid spending in the Obama stimulus plan.What do we mean by useless or stupid? How about $100,000 for a puppet show in Minnesota or a $2 million replica rail ... More >>
New flick transforms Phoenix Lights incident into theological romp
By Ollie Crafoord at flickr Creative CommonsDon't listen to the girl in the purple dress...There are a lot of bored people out there right now. I'm talking about the unemployed, of course (although audiences of the new Terminator movie might fit the category as well - just my opinion).Without work, ... More >>
Judge Michael Gordon's cupboard-sized Phoenix courtroom was packed Wednesday afternoon with supporters of both Courtney Bisbee and Bisbee's parents Camille and Tom Tilley. Family court seldom gets that kind of action. The Tilleys were there to petition the court for visitation rights ... More >>
Jimi Hendrix died 38 years ago, but his music lives on -- and his merchandising does, too. Caffeine fiends can now drink a real “rock star” energy drink -- the “Jimi Hendrix Liquid Experience.” The flavorful brew was introduced l ... More >>
Two words for the Big 12 and SEC: weak sauce
The feds have busted a gut trying to deport Emmanuel Agyeman. Even seven tumultuous years in an Arizona prison couldn't budge him
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
Democrat makes a good point, but overplays his hand in questioning Hull's Nevada ties
Strange days and fiery nights at the 1996 Burning Man Festival
Mesa sexagenarian blows $25,000 windfall in Nevada whorehouse spree
NEGLIGENCE BY ARIZONA'S BIGGEST HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY NEARLY KILLED JIM SELL'S WIFE. THEN CIGNA AND A MAJOR HOSPITAL WENT AFTER THEIR POCKETBOOK.
THE NEW VISITORS CENTER AT HOOVER DAM WILL COST $119 MILLION
STUFFED INSIDE THE NEWLYWEDS' BED IN VEGAS WAS...A LOT OF ROT