Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Councilman Michael Nowakowski and City Manager David Cavazos are jetting off to Mexico on a "trade mission" to strengthen economic ties with its southern neighbor. This is Stanton's third visit to Mexico since taking office.
Things are not going well for disgraced, recalled former state Senate President Russell Pearce, the marble-mouthed Mesa mook who's attempting a comeback with a Legislative District 25 run for state Senate.In spite of Pearce's half-hearted claims of a "huge win" in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 decisi ... More >>
AzResistALECDemonstrators form an anti-ALEC "sleeping dragon" at SRPOne unfortunate aspect of the occupation of the Salt River Project's Tempe headquarters last week was that the activists involved were not able to pull off a similar action at the Westin Kierland Resort, where corporate interests an ... More >>
Eye of the tiger, indeed...State Senate hopeful Jerry Lewis, the man seeking to topple the most powerful politician in Arizona, landed several verbal blows both during and after his debate in Mesa Thursday with state Senate President Russell Pearce, as you can see in this latest video from my collea ... More >>
Phoenix mayoral candidate Wes GullettPhoenix lobbyist Wes Gullett is pledging to walk away from his lobbying firm if he is elected mayor of Phoenix."I will divest my entire interest from my company," he says in a statement released this morning.Gullett's spokesman says that Gullett's partners at ... More >>
Just before candidates introduced themselves, a couple dozen individuals wearing Jennifer Wright t-shirts walked out of Phoenix Chamber of Commerce-sponsored mayoral debate at Phoenix Symphony Hall.Mayoral candidate Wright, along with fellow candidate Anna Brennan, was not allowed to participate in ... More >>
Lord of the Flies, maybe. But the King of Comedy, he ain'tWill I miss having state Senate President Russell Pearce to kick around once he's been recalled, his career ended in disgrace?Yes and no. Of course, I want to see this menace to humanity flattened (metaphorically) like a Looney Toons characte ... More >>
Puente's Sal Reza, and others, want the boycott of Sand Land to continueIn the wake of the defeat of five anti-immigrant bills in the state Senate last week, there's been some question about whether the boycott of Arizona over Senate Bill 1070 should continue.There's no doubt that the boycott has be ... More >>
The Killer Shark of the Senate, always on the attack They're practically singing hosannas in the streets, the pro-immigration folks, or just those who'd like to see an end to Arizona's tsunami of hate. This, over the defeat of five anti-immigrant bills on the state Senate floor yesterday, including ... More >>
http://www.etsy.com/shop/YeeHaw?ref=seller_infoIt's being billed as "one of the most comprehensive series of grand opening events in Valley restaurant history," but to be honest, the line-up for Sam Fox's Arrogant Butcher is giving us a serious case of heartburn. Jason Rose -- the pu ... 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 >>
End the War CoalitionNow if this could actually happen...A couple of weeks back, I blogged on the obscenity of Arizona's business elite feting "Bush's brain" and "war criminal" Karl Rove on November 9 at the Sheraton as part of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce's "Phoenix Forum" speaker seri ... More >>
Where does America go from here, Karl? Hey, maybe we could invade some Middle-Eastern country unnecessarily and kill a bunch of people. Oh, snap, we already did that.The first thing that sprang to mind when I got the above flier in my e-mail in-box announcing that "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove will be sp ... More >>
This dastardly dodo dogs Phil "Goober" Gordon, lambastes Gilbert mayor Steve Berman, and assigns guilt for the Suns' Game 6 loss
Pokafase risks taking Phoenix hip-hop on the road
The Phoenix Open is the world's biggest and rowdiest golf tournament. Have the Open and its notorious Bird's Nest party tent killed the game of golf, or just given it some life?
Skippy to Phoenix: "It's All Good"
Will Phoenix voters finally get onboard a transit plan?
The council race in District 4 pits a perky outsider against the ultimate city hall insider
Transit-plan backers say they see a bus in your future--so how come they've been working on the railroad?
Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.
INVESTORS WANT WESTERN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY TO CASH IN ON THE MBA CRAZE. BUT THE SCHOOL HAS YET TO MASTER ITS OWN BUSINESS PROBLEMS
PHOENIX'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN OFFERS NEITHER INSPIRING VISION NOR CONCRETE PROPOSALS. WHAT IT OFFERS IS SKIP OR LINDA.