I'm sure you're burnt out on reading best of 2013 lists by now, but taking an extra two weeks to wrap up the best shows of the year list was productive. For one, it's tough to compare a small, intimate show like Jimmy Eat World's mini-Arizona tour against massive productions employed by the likes of ... More >>
The Cochise County Record website and its crotchety publisher have been buzzing around southern Arizona officials for a couple of years now like a flies on an old burro. One of those ticked-off officials, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, has managed to convince several Republican state lawmaker ... More >>
No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a naked meth-head's chase of imaginary people, to a man playing in traffic, to ... More >>
An ominous phone threat from Arkansas to the office of Democratic Congressman Ron Barber has resulted in the indictment of a Midwestern man. Michael Wayne Cummins called Barber's office in Sierra Vista on August 20th, court records state, spelling his name for a staff member and providing his phone ... More >>
So are you a Tribute-John guy, or a Tribute-Paul guy? Or a Tribute-George guy, I guess? This question and more answered in this week's list of five Phoenix-area shows this weekend.
The high blood-alcohol content found in Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever's body after his fatal crash last month suggests the sheriff had a strong tolerance for booze, experts say. In other words, Dever -- known by many as a Mormon who didn't drink -- may have been a problem drinker. If so, did hi ... More >>
Image: Facebook Gabrielle Giffords chose to have no security at some of her events, despite past threats Gabrielle Giffords chose to have no security at her Congress on Your Corner events, it's been well-reported by now.No cops were standing by when Jared Loughner opened fire on innocent p ... More >>
The City of TucsonA mention of Columbine evokes images of two teenage gunman shooting up a school full of terrified classmates. Waco? The public mind recalls the infamous standoff and siege, the flames that ripped through a compound and the more than 80 people who died. Will ... More >>
Rick Renzi A federal jury yesterday handed a guilty verdict to Rick Renzi's accountant, Dwayne Lequire, for embezzling $796,000 from the former Congressman's company -- and conspiring with Renzi to do it. He faces up to 85 years in prison when he's sentenced on October 18. Th ... More >>
A Valley high school teacher is on leave after taking several students to Hooters. The teacher, Mary Segall, is the choir director at Paradise Valley High School. She took about 40 students to lunch at Hooters last week after a choir performance at the Arizona Center, saying it was the only eater ... More >>
Lauren GilgerAdam Aponte enjoying lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang's in Scottsdale. Adam Aponte loves P.F. Chang's. A lot. In fact, he and a friend took off Thursday night on a cross-country road trip to eat their way through seven different P.F. Chang's China Bistro's, in seven different cities from Ph ... More >>
Butch-lesbian nativist Laine Lawless loves incinerating Mexico's flag. Is she a dangerous wacko or a proud patriot?
Southern Arizona's wrestling circuit grabs small-town fans
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
Already, the state's grand plan for halting urban sprawl appears doomed
Scott Stanley wants to publish photos of illegal immigrants who died in the desert; Pima County said no, then sued him
The Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has been established in Mo Udall's name. Would he even like it?
Gubernatorial candidates have been playing the usual political game. One of them lost a long time ago.
Longtime director of state's veterans' agency suddenly retires
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
The Arizona Veterans Service Commission bungles the estates of its incapacitated wards
The story of a psychotic Vietnam veteran who died on the streets rattles the mental-health-care and judicial communities, triggering investigations and calls for reform
His daughter is a gubernatorial confidante. His appointment raised questions of cronyism. But it was Judge Ramon Alvarez's strange behavior in the courtroom that made him a target of misconduct allegations.
A battle of GOP extremes pits environmentalist Robin Silver against conservative Congressman John Shadegg
Wild Bill Mahoney owns Wyatt Earp's patented mining claim in Tombstone. All that prevents him from turning it into a tourist attraction are the dozens of people living on it.
SLIPSHOD BACKROUND CHEDKS, SCHOOL BOARDS THAT CUT DEALS, AND COLLEAGUES WHO PROTECT THEIR OWN. WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHERS WHO MOLEST, THE BIG PICTURE ISN'T PRETTY.
TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.