A death-row inmate's fight against the Arizona Department of Corrections reading his letters to his attorney lives on. A court had initially dismissed Scott Nordstrom's lawsuit seeking to prevent the ADC from reading legal mail, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week to reverse the ... 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 >>
A man convicted of seven murders was executed today at the state prison in Florence.Robert Jones, 43, is the second inmate to be put to death in the state this year.
Carol BlonderSuzanne Garcia Today we present Suzanne Garcia, president and chief cookie controller at Chocolate Star Bakery. Many people find Chocolate Star after receiving a tin of their cookies or while surfing the internet for a great cookie gift. Don't let the small store front location fool ... More >>
I doubt the AZ BBQ Festival will be a one-off event. Those guys over at the EaterAZ blog, Rick Phillips and Dave Tyda, have done a bang-up job with organizing and promoting their brand-new culinary festival, which takes place this weekend at the Scottsdale Waterfront. I drove ... More >>
Even when businesses were dropping like flies earlier this year, it still came as a surprised when popular north Phoenix pastry shop Wicked Bakery closed its doors.But chef-owner Slade Grove is back on the scene, now operating out of Luci's Healthy Marketplace, which made its own comeback in Octo ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer, who took office after Janet Napolitano resigned in January, indicated she may run for a full-term as governor in 2010. In a recent interview with The Arizona Republic, Brewer says she's "leaning toward" running. Other Republicans who've expressed interest in running for gover ... More >>
Courtesy of Scottsdale Public Art.Rendering of the future Soleri Bridge and Plaza in Downtown Scottsdale.I get the feeling I've been pushing some early morning events on you lately and I apologize for that, I really do. But it's summer and unless you want to go outside in devil weather, you have the ... More >>
Sarah FenskeThe $97 million CityNorth tax giveaway supposedly paid for this parking garage.This just in: The Arizona Supreme Court will revisit the appellate decision that struck down the city of Phoenix's $97 million subsidy of the CityNorth development.Today's decision to grant review is a victory ... More >>
The Arizona Court of Appeals today struck down Phoenix's giveaway of $97 million in sales tax that was promised to a developer in exchange for building the Kierland-Commons-like CityNorth center. A few months ago, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of Phoenix's be-kind-to-dev ... More >>
Fred Unger's idea of gondolas on Scottsdale's canal went under. Now he's back with a bridge and $250 million
The cleated tweeter tackles O.J. Simpson, The PHX's hip-hop Klan war, and Police Chief Harris' second helpings of salary pie
Fred Goldman on Oprah: If you spot him in the men's section at Nordstrom, don't ask to try on the size 12 Bruno Maglis... Anyone catch the Valley's most famous Nordstrom employee on Oprah yesterday? I'm talking about the silver-mustachioed Fred Goldman, father of O.J. Simpson-victim Ron. See, Goldm ... More >>
The CityNorth project hosed Phoenix taxpayers, but don't look to city leaders for an apology
The party's hot, but the Valley's fashion scene? Not so much
Mesa voters should deep-six the city's plan to funnel $84 million to greedy corporations
Real men do eat ceviche
Our 300-pound Flavor Flav and bi Brigitte Nielsen swing (well, sorta) at Club Chameleon
In search of the unexpected and the unusual
Could downtown Phoenix get more soulless? Yep! Check out Jerry Colangelo's secret plan.
Our gal about town enjoys the grub and the guys at My Florist.
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Scottsdale may think it's fixing Los Arcos Mall. But it's really paving the way for a Coyotes arena in Glendale.
A self-proclaimed 'God of Video Games' with a real-life god complex is determined to rule gamers, girls and the world.
Will Scottsdale voters preserve "The West's Most Western Town," or opt for "a little bit of Venice"?
Valley bidders go berserk on Internet's biggest auction house.
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How a baton twirler from Filer, Idaho, grew up to be Scottsdale's Mayor Sam Campana
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