Arizona's political heavyweights have spent years in federal court challenging the legality of Tohono O'odham Nation's proposed West Valley Resort, a casino near 91st and Northern avenues. Since the law hasn't been on opponents' side, they've desperately been trying to change it. Congressman Tre ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
The National Football League announced today that the 2015 Pro Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.Super Bowl XLIX will be held in Glendale a week later.
The Phoenix Coyotes season starts tonight in Glendale.The team missed the playoffs last season, which was a shortened season, but maybe new ownership and a couple new players will make a difference this year.
After years of ongoing opposition to the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a resort-style casino, the new Glendale City Manager suggests the city drop legal opposition and develop a "more positive" relationship with the tribe. Acting City Manager Dick Bowers authored a memo on April 26 to the ... More >>
A Glendale medical-marijuana dispensary will be inspected by state officials on Thursday, and is poised to be the first such establishment to open in Arizona. If all goes well with the inspection process, which could take two or three inspectors up to six hours, the dispensary could open as soon as ... More >>
A Glendale couple is suing the Deer Valley Unified School District, claiming staff at the boy's elementary school fed him sugar, and often kept him in a small, windowless room due to his behavior.The boy's parents contend that the school kept giving their boy sugar -- which the boy is "severely alle ... More >>
The dolt dropping off improvised explosive devices around Glendale in the form of flashlights may have delivered his third yesterday -- this time in Phoenix.Someone dropped a flashlight in the donations at a Salvation Army in Phoenix yesterday, and when an employee clicked it on, it blew up.Phoenix ... More >>
A Peoria seventh-grader earned a trip to a juvie facility yesterday for telling his classmates the flashlight he planted near the school was probably a bomb, police say.Flashlights, as you may recall, are a hot topic on the west side these days, as someone turned a couple of them into improvised exp ... More >>
Hannah HayesCoffee and Tea Express lives up to its name, and beyond -- the cozy coffee bar in downtown Glendale provides quite a few tasty options that don't fall under the beverage category. Hidden behind a parking garage (bonus: constant shaded parking) and open at 6 a.m., the café is a popula ... More >>
William ClaxtonGood news for fans who are still miffed at Bob Dylan for canceling his appearance here in 2009: he's scheduled to play Comerica Theatre on July 18, and the stage is indoors and air-conditioned. Back in 2009, Mr. Dylan and co. canceled a stop at Camelback Park in Glendale due to fea ... More >>
Turns out it was limited after all: popular North Phoenix hangout Unlimited Coffee, at 7th Street and Glendale, closed last week, much to the dismay of java lovers and folks who frequented the spot as a sort of office-away-from-home.Owner Hans Mathiesen confirms, "Yes, I'm very sorry we hav ... More >>
www.canadianbusiness.com Canadian billionaire David Thomson is trying to steal the Phoenix Coyotes from the desert.About three weeks ago, we posted a story about rumors that Canadian billionaire David Thomson was lurking in the shadows hoping to swoop in and steal the Phoenix Coyotes from ... More >>
Halocene, a female-fronted Valley pop-rock act I kinda like, is scheduled play at this Saturday's Phoenix Coyote's game. The show will be staged just outside the doors of Jobing.com Arena and will run from 5:30 until just before the game begins.I won't be there, having vowed to not travel to Glen ... More >>
In the next month, student groups at all four ASU campuses will vote on a proposed smoking ban. The ban would prohibit smoking anywhere on campus, and university administration says it is likely to accept the votes. If the ban passes, ASU would join about 381 colleges in the U.S. that prohibit sm ... More >>
Police in Glendale are warning the community about burglars posing as neighbors. They say they've connected a string of burglaries in Phoenix and Glendale to two men, whom police say go to houses and pose as new neighbors or previous residents to get inside. After asking to use the bathroom or ge ... More >>
I'll be the first to admit that my interest in baseball has everything to do with the beer and the ballpark food -- hot dogs, bratwursts, fries, you name it. This is the kind of food I should've been eating all summer, but for some reason I didn't make it to any D-Backs games this year.   ... More >>
Glendale boys done good Job For A Cowboy are mobilizing for a massively metal tour this fall promoting JFAC's sophomore album Ruination. The face-melters make two stops in their desert motherland: one in Tucson and the other in Tempe. Metal Blade label mates Gwar and The Red Chord open both shows ... More >>
www.paulwilkinson.wordpress.comSomeone in the Valley just won a ton of money, and they probably don't even know it.The Arizona State Lottery is looking for the person who bought a powerball ticket at the gas station of the Safeway store at 5810 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale for the Febr ... More >>
Ruination, the new record from Glendale metal act Job For A Cowboy, is officially a hit. The record, which we told you about last week when it came out, is number 42 on this week's Billboard chart. Their 11,000 units are also good enough to get them the number 4 spot on Billboard's Independent Albu ... More >>
The rookie card for Keith Yandle, who'll be at the Coyotes open house on Thursday.The Phoenix Coyotes ice hockey team is staying in Glendale -- for now. On June 15, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Redfield T. Baum ruled that a June 29 deadline on Canadian Jim Balsillie's bid to buy the team and move it ... More >>
Scott Stapp: apparently quite sad that Creed is getting back togetherIn what has to be the biggest music news since the band formed in 1995, Creed has reunited. All four members are back at it, including lead singer/public drunkard Scott Stapp, since they parted ways in 2004. But wait, the good news ... More >>
So many new restaurants, so little time. But hey, at least I'm trying to keep track of them for you. Here's a quick cheat sheet on new spots that have opened recently. In Phoenix, there's Postino Central, Moira Sushi, Scramble, Corona Cantina, Barrio Cantina & Grill, Saito's Japanese Steakhouse, ... More >>
Hey buddy, can you spare a buck? If so, that dollar will buy you dinner at Bar Louie's Tuesday night happy hour. The Glendale watering hole serves up one-dollar burgers from 6 p.m. until close on Tuesday nights (while supplies last), with the exception of game/concert/big event nights. The only cat ... More >>
For someone like me, who is an Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder, this season has far exceeding any expectations I had for the team heading into September. Not to toot my horn or anything, but after watching the Cardinals dismantle the playoff-caliber Miami Dolphins in the home opener, I said t ... More >>
Whos laughing now, fruit-eaters?
Stealing some sun from the Sunshine State
Disposal error puts Value Options patient records on the streets of Glendale
The Valley is lit up like a Christmas tree
Gun lockers are coming to a public building near you
Queens of the Stone Age finds tipped-out serenity in its private desert oasis
Public complaints about racism have created firestorms of recrimination at the Glendale police department. Is psychological counseling a remedy for the conflict -- or retaliation against officers who spoke out?
A Glendale gang has it in for the son of a Hispanic police sergeant. Unfortunately, the gang consists of police officers.
That's how much taxpayers shelled out for a historic house that will anchor a "serenity park." That's a lot of money, considering the sellers had offered to move the house--at their cost--to another park.
A Q&A with Shaggy, pop reggae's self-appointed spearhead
HE HELPED MASTERMIND A MAJOR GOLD FRAUD IN FLORIDA. SO WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING AT A CHURCH IN GLENDALE