One month shy of her 40th birthday, former Phoenix City Councilwoman Jessica Florez died in Scottsdale on June 1. Although she reportedly died in her sleep, her cause of death has not been disclosed. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office says the death investigation remains open, and can n ... More >>
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The Phoenix City Council can't sanction the $350 million, city-owned convention center hotel. By law, a referendum must be held.
Richard Florida jump-starts downtown dialogue
After decades of failure, the well-intentioned still don't get it
Neighbors fight new five-level parking garage behind historic resort
Phoenix Zoo director refutes allegations of animal abuse
This New Phoenix city council member hides his leadership ties to a notorious speakeasy
Tom is long gone, but Tom's Tavern lives on
Covered-up Tempe documents surface, proving deception on stadium site
The dearth of affordable housing has reached the crisis stage
From the week of November 30, 2000
In 1998, the Phoenix Civic Plaza lost $20 million. City officials don't mind. They made up the loss with your tax money, just as they do every year.
Gay bathhouse escapes city sex-club ban
Death claims community organizer
Developer offers city subsidy if Crowne Plaza ownership will sell
Arm the Homeless stages a firearms giveaway for Phoenix vagrants.
Neighborhood group prints a cop's racist comment, then the city clams up
He survived two bullets in the face from a man he claims killed five in South Phoenix last month
The battle over Phoenix's groundbreaking sex-club ban moves into federal court
Howard Youngblood's roommates were shot to death, yet he clings to the place where it all went down
Jeff Groscost as "brilliant" tactician, schoolyard bully
The most powerful man in Phoenix explains why he's just a regular guy
The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.
Is it a case of rogue firefighters or meddling city managers? Whatever it is, the Phoenix Fire Department isn't used to the scrutiny it's getting from City Hall.
They're dog-obsessed and they have no kids--but their pooches dress up like people, host birthday parties, go to puppy preschool and drive a multibillion-dollar pet industry
How alleged sports bookies and a reputed Asian gang member wound up in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Executive Posse
Beyond Arizona, musicians rave about it, but the Phoenix Symphony, at 50, plays to half-empty houses at home. Can its new maestro, Hermann Michael, fill the seats?
When KFYI radio host John Dayl spews mindless hate, David Winkler listens
Phoenix's shadow governors had keen ideas for the warehouse district south of Bank One Ballpark. But property owners told them where they could park them.
City pretends that parking garage next to stadium is not a favor to Colangelo's Diamondbacks
AFTER DECADES OF DECLINE AND A REAL ESTATE BUST, TERRY GODDARD AND OTHER RESIDENTS OF THE ROOSEVELT NEIGHBORHOOD ARE REKINDLING VISIONS OF GRANDEUR. HOWEVER, THERE IS NO ROOM IN THE VISION FOR THE INNER CITY'S BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.