The Arizona Guardian, a local political news site once held up as a possible model for a declining news industry, has gone belly-up. As of today, the Guardian's site is off the air, sounding the death knell that it has been "terminated." The site launched in January of 2009, backed financially by ... More >>
Officer Chrisman's on the Brady list, but so is the Phoenix PD's Commander for Internal Affairs Since the indictment of Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman on a second degree murder charge in the slaying of south Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez, there's been much speculation about the so ... More >>
The East Valley Tribune is losing another member of its Pulitzer-prize-winning team: Reporter Ryan Gabrielson (right), the lead writer of the award-winning series on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is heading to UC-Berkeley to work as a journalism fellow.
Far fewer reporters are covering their state capitols, but at least Arizona has the Guardian. That seems to be one of the themes in an article by the American Journalism Review about statehouse coverage by the news media. A survey by the renowned publication shows far fewer tra ... More >>
You'd think that when a scrappy, underdog newspaper publishes a series exposing a local politician's campaign as not merely ineffective, but dangerous, readers would clamor for more.Not in conservative Mesa. And not when the politician is as popular as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was ele ... More >>
It's easy to admire the entrepreneurial spirit: Four laid-off East Valley Tribune workers -- three writers and an editor -- have started their own Web-based news site to cover the happenings at the Arizona Legislature. Their product, The Arizona Guardian, launched today with a ... More >>
Jim Ripley, the Trib's executive editor, will reportedly retire in January. By Ray Stern The layoffs at the East Valley Tribune went deep, affecting some of the most prominent bylines at the paper, sources say. The most notable: Executive Editor Jim Ripley announced he will retire in January, the ... More >>
The family feud at the Phoenix Fire Department
The Spike gets down with MTV and Jello Biafra
Taxpayers are footing the bill for a death row inmate's media kit. How much, you ask?
Letters from the week of March 4, 2004
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Letters from the week of November 13, 2003
The Spike has been moving and shaking with the best of them lately
What Would Jesus Do?
Secrecy at CPS must change before real reform of this broken agency can begin
This place is cat show, art show, David Lynch film and Christopher Guest mockumentary
The Spike thinks Sammy Compton should give his public defenderanother try
Letters from the week of June 12, 2003
The Spike just loves a real man in uniform
Letters from the week of July 18, 2002
New Times writers win big at annual Press Club fete
Sizing up the price of the world's tallest kachina.
The secret economics of genomics
What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.
From the week of July 5, 2001
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Week of October 12th
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Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
What's up with BOMEX?