Shamed former state Senator Scott Bundgaard has found himself in a new fight -- and this time it isn't taking place on the side of a Valley freeway.Bundgaard is smack-dab in the middle of a Twitter showdown with David Leibowitz, former Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's old PR flack/pal of Aubry Ballard ... More >>
About two weeks after being sworn in as Phoenix's newest mayor, Greg Stanton announced today members of his Mayor's Office staff, which includes some of the same individuals who worked for him while he was a city councilman or with him at the Attorney General's Office. As we already know, Paul Bl ... More >>
Photo by Matthew Hendley From left to right, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, MLB Executive Vice President Tim Brosnan, Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez, right fielder Justin Upton, Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick, team CEO Derrick Hall, and play-by-play TV announcer Darin Sutton in front of ... More >>
Gerardo HigginsonGerardo Higginson, a senior aide to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, is heading back to his broadcasting roots. After about seven years of working for Gordon as a liaison to the Latino, immigrant and minority communities, and Spanish-language media, Higginson accepted a job ... More >>
An influential group of individuals -- including three elected Phoenix officials, members of the Goldwater Institute and the firefighters' union boss -- have been quietly meeting over the past month and developing strategies on how to change city government.It's unclear what will ultimately emerg ... More >>
Macy Gray is scheduled to perform at CityScape on Friday.Macy Gray and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon hanging out at the same party?Such will be the case this weekend as the R&B star is scheduled to stage a free concert tomorrow night during this weekend's grand opening celebration of CityScape in do ... More >>
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Just heard from Dan Saban, a decent guy who has taken on Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the campaign trail and in civil court (and, alas, has lost every time). He tells us that he recently participated in a roundtable discussion with CNN "regarding the abuses of authority by Joe Arpaio and friends ... More >>
Actor Danny Glover (center) at today's presser with Mayor Gordon (right) and Pastor Stewart (left)Acclaimed actor Danny Glover, known for his role as Mel Gibson's cop sidekick in the Lethal Weapon film series as well as for his Emmy-nominated role in the TV movie Mandela, joined Mayor Phil Gordon to ... More >>
Steve Ellman Phoenix's Steve Ellman is an international developer with a commercial real estate empire spanning more than 12 million square feet of retail, entertainment, and office space. Ellman is among the largest owners of real estate in the Phoenix metropolitan area.So why did Ellman ... More >>
A Mesa police officer is accused of shoplifting at Sportsman's Warehouse in east Mesa. Officer Mark Cormier was cited this week for stealing an item from the store and has been placed on administrative reassignment while an internal investigation is conducted. A security manager for the store say ... More >>
In what might possibly go down as one of the most boring divorces in the history of marriage, Mayor Phil Gordon's divorce from now former wife Christa Clark Severns is now official.No juicy gossip to report here -- the divorce was filed on March 30 of last year, the couple is reported to ... More >>
It's been a long time coming. Tuesday marks the first official day for the new Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery & Wine Bar, after non-profit Community Food Connections' extensive fundraising efforts, planning, and renovation of the vintage red brick building that's now its perm ... More >>
igniterocksonline.comHow many Mayors does it take to change a light bulb? Only one if he's got a dauntingly cliche plan to make his city "the greenest city in America."As part of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's "17 point green plan" to "green up" Phoenix, the city will be testing new light-emitting d ... More >>
National Park Service officials at the Grand Canyon rescued a Colorado man after he fell on his head during a hike. A helicopter airlifted the man to Flagstaff Medical Center, but NPS officials declined to say what the man's condition was...A Phoenix mother accidentally shot her 12-year-old daug ... More >>
Disgraced local activist and former Phoenix school board member Jarrett Maupin II was once Al Sharpton's treasured Arizona connection. We're not sure what Sharpton, who's coming to Phoenix on Friday, thinks about Maupin's shameful conviction for lying to the FBI about Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, M ... More >>
The about-to-be-single mayor in fine formWhen we heard that Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's wife, Christa Severns, filed for divorce Monday, we were convinced that finally we'd get the gossip motherlode. Surely these two hate each other now, right? Surely everybody's just dying to throw do ... More >>
Four light rail cars will sport more color and flash after they're wrapped with ads promoting the NBA's upcoming 2009 All-Star game. Look for media coverage of the trains on Monday, when Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon introduces the first ad-covered car at the Metro Operations and Maintena ... More >>
By Ray Stern Parent-of-the-year story in the Repub: Wasted mommy shows up at a daycare to pick up her 4-year-old daughter, but she had already driven the kid home hours before. Back at home, a neighbor finds the girl alone, eating Ovaltine powder from a can. Other news today: A wildfire in the Sant ... More >>
A French transit firm wins a no-bid deal with Phoenix, and taxpayers are left without a transfer
The truculent tweeter tackles Mayor Phil, PHX City Council hypocrisy, and goofball prez wanna-be Fred Thompson
Proposals on their way to the Phoenix City Council could put the historic warehouse district in jeopardy
Sure, light-rail construction is painful, but it will be worth it in the long haul
Municipal building inspectors may not catch soil problems
Is the party over?
Donald Harris gives good lip.
Move Over, ALCOR. Phoenix-based Preserve A Life wants to make sure the dearly departed are ready for their close-ups.
Letters from the week of September 30, 2004
How much longer can we T.G.I. First Friday?
ASU President Michael Crow's emergence provides Phoenix a preferable alternative to Jerry
Taking guns off the street is fine. Turning them into art is not.
Sheriff Arpaio's popularity spikes
A west Phoenix neighborhood pays the way for activist Donna Neill to gain control. But who gets stuck with the final bill?
Three men and some babies, or how Phoenix is choosing its next mayor
The best-run city on Earth may turn the Marriott rip-off into a cause celebre
No credible challengers in the mayor's race; might as well Skip it
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way