Former Mayor Skip Rimsza accuses three mayor candidates of being the preferred candidates of "union bosses." To former Phoenix Mayor Skip Rimza, union is a four-letter word.Rimza, who was mayor from 1994 to 2004, wrote a letter for one mayoral candidate that blasts three others whom he claims ... More >>
Now that the Phoenix City Council has signed off on a staggering $270 million in budget cuts, we can turn our attention to the really important stuff -- the imminent vacancy for the District 6 Council seat. Of course we're kidding when we say this is more important than cutting more than ... More >>
This poop-producin' pelican dive-bombs slapstick sheriff's deputies, ex-mayor Skip Rimsza, and Chase Field's crotchety old baseball enforcers
Municipal building inspectors may not catch soil problems
Downtown Phoenix has always had its high points, but the Civic Center boondoggle isn't one of them
Jerry Colangelo and his pals have gobbled up the lion’s share of public development dollars. If downtown’s to be saved, City Hall’s got to share the wealth.
Skip Rimsza and Mike Johnson race into another controversy
A coup at Phoenix City Hall
Disposal error puts Value Options patient records on the streets of Glendale
Proposed downtown site draws criticism from residents, urban planners
How the Arizona Cardinals and their NFL brethren exert monopoly power to extract billions of dollars from American taxpayers
Everyone wants a football stadium in his 'hood. Downtown is a late entry, but don't bet against it.
The hits just keep on coming at Phoenix City Hall
Although immigration has filled the central city with minorities, Hispanics remain neighborhood inactivists
Skippy to Phoenix: "It's All Good"
City officials sidestep rules to avert New Year's Eve entertainer boycott
If He Only Had a Brain Next: CPS Case Workers See the Darndest ThingsBut Strangely, There Was No "I WAS GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY'S IDIOT OF THE MONTH" Sticker Urine LuckSoul on IceAscent of a Woman?Lawn OrderCrime in a BottleSo That's What They
While society frets over the threat of school massacres, a more insidious and lethal rampage mounts on the streets, unacknowledged
Phoenix officials told volunteers planning an expensive millennial downtown bash to think big. It seems as though nobody was thinking at all.
Why did City Hall keep a new police policy toward illegals quiet until after the election?
With arrests and civil pressures, police have reduced the terror inflicted by Eastside Los Cuatro Milpas. But conditions that gave rise to the gang in the first place still fester.
A Phoenix voter's guide -- in the unlikely event you decide to vote
Three men and some babies, or how Phoenix is choosing its next mayor
Hotelier Steve Cohn continues his anti-Skip crusade with an initiative and an ad campaign
When an officer is senselessly murdered, the deliberative process dies, too
From the week of January 21, 1999
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
Phoenix Community Alliance's new plan for the Capitol Mall sends the homeless scrambling while the city looks the other way
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?
Councilwoman Frances Barwood, facing a recall over her vote on the Sumitomo plant zoning, now claims she was misled by the mayor
Public relations firms wrote a script for overcoming opposition to Sumitomo's new silicon-wafer plant. City and state officials learned their lines well.
Mayor Rimsza urges reticent council to embrace local antitobacco enforcement
Foes of the Sumitomo facility continue to dig up inconsistencies in the process
Foreign journalists are incredulous at banality of Super Bowl scene
Other Valley cities wonder whether Phoenix's water treatment practices increase the odds for an outbreak of a waterborne disease. It's called Crypto and it can kill.
Rimsza blasts cigarette makers, then endorses tobacco-industry legislation
Government officials are crowing about the deal that brought Sumitomo's silicon-wafer factory to northeast Phoenix. But they haven't mentioned that the deal will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
PHOENIX'S INFILL HOUSING PROGRAM IS SUPPOSED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY CORE WHILE CURBING URBAN SPRAWL. BUT WHEN IT SUBSIDIZES LUXURY HOMES IN EXCLUSIVE NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PROGRAM FILLS THE WALLETS OF BUILDERS
PHOENIX'S MAYORAL CAMPAIGN OFFERS NEITHER INSPIRING VISION NOR CONCRETE PROPOSALS. WHAT IT OFFERS IS SKIP OR LINDA.