Black progressive community leaders in Phoenix are speaking out against a recent editorial written by Cloves Campbell Jr. in which he referred to one of the City Council District 8 candidates as a "house negro." Campbell published the opinion piece in his newspaper, the Arizona Informant, on May 22 ... More >>
Viri Hernandez, a DREAM Act student organizer who has spent the last few years mobilizing Latino voters in West Phoenix, is criticizing Pastor Warren Stewart for his stance on gay relationships. (The DREAM Act was intended to grant a pathway to U.S. citizenship for individuals brought to this count ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery apparently either was asked for his endorsement or offered it -- depending on whom you ask -- to Pastor Warren Stewart's District 8 campaign. We asked Stewart's campaign, and we didn't get a straight answer at first, other than getting informed that Stewart ... More >>
Danny Hellman I first used this illo back in 2008. Sadly, little has changed... Almost immediately after interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley's devastating loss in the GOP primary to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's pick for the position, Bill Montgomery, Democrats and disaffected Republicans ali ... More >>
Former journalist David Leibowitz is coming to City Hall. The details aren't yet complete, but both the mayor's office and writer/PR guy David Leibowitz confirmed to New Times today that they're finalizing an agreement to have Leibowitz work for Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.Leibowitz will be h ... More >>
www.PhotosByJoseMunoz.com Wednesday's Elements of Hate panel discussionMayor Phil Gordon is to be congratulated for the Elements of Hate panel discussion his office organized, which took place Wednesday at the newly-renovated AE England Building at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix. The ... More >>
Last year, when the city of Phoenix still had money, Earth Hour was all fun and games. Then came the recession, which forced the city to start making nine-digit budget cuts and laying off hundreds of people. New Times has confirmed that, this year, Phoenix won't be sp ... More >>
Saying it was a "distraction," Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has asked supporters to back off a plan that would have kept him in the mayor's office until 2014. The plan, first revealed by New Times in this blog, would have consolidated municipal elections in Phoenix. Currently, half th ... More >>
Hell hath no fury like Steelers fans, dissed. One day after a Cardinals rally at Sky Harbor Airport, where Mayor Phil Gordon stomped on one of the Steelers' signature "Terrible Towels," the mayor's getting slammed on Pittsburgh talk radio -- and bombarded w ... More >>
The Arizona Cardinals are doing so well this year, the city of Phoenix is declaring Friday "Arizona Cardinals Day." Mayor Phil Gordon, dressed for team spirit in a Cardinals jersey, will announce the proclamation at a city council meeting at 2 p.m., says his spokesman, Scott Phelps. Team ... More >>
The CityNorth project hosed Phoenix taxpayers, but don't look to city leaders for an apology
This dastardly dodo dogs Phil "Goober" Gordon, lambastes Gilbert mayor Steve Berman, and assigns guilt for the Suns' Game 6 loss
A parking crisis for urban pioneers at the Orpheum Lofts
Proposals on their way to the Phoenix City Council could put the historic warehouse district in jeopardy
Disposal error puts Value Options patient records on the streets of Glendale
Everyone wants a football stadium in his 'hood. Downtown is a late entry, but don't bet against it.
Developer offers city subsidy if Crowne Plaza ownership will sell
When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too
Mayor Rimsza urges reticent council to embrace local antitobacco enforcement
Rimsza blasts cigarette makers, then endorses tobacco-industry legislation
AN ESTIMATED $250 MILLION IN TAXES WILL HELP BUILD A DOMED STADIUM. HERE'S WHAT ELSE IT COULD PAY FOR.
WHAT'S UNDER THE ANGER AFTER LAST WEEK'S GAY RIGHTS "VOTE"? HURT, CONTEMPT, GLEE, BEWILDERMENT--AND MORE ANGER.