Veterans Affairs officials and investigators have found that 35 veterans in the Phoenix area died while waiting for care.However, there's been no confirmation that these veterans died because they didn't receive timely care.
President Obama announced this morning that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned.Shinseki, a retired U.S. Army general, held the post since January 2009, but calls for his resignation have been coming in recently over widespread allegations of VA mismanagement, including allegations ... More >>
Insight into the allegations of falsified wait times at the nation's VA hospitals, which one former doctor claims resulted in the deaths of 40 veterans in Phoenix, is still weeks away from being made public.The US Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing this morning to get the latest on ... More >>
Terraplane Station has only been around a couple of years, but they're already making the rounds on the Valley's blues scene. Terraplane Station has periodic performances at the El Dorado Bar and Grill in Scottsdale, Pappy's Sports Bar in Sunnyslope and the American Legion Post on north Cave Creek ... More >>
Jack Harris, the career Phoenix cop whose controversial tenure as chief ended abruptly a few months ago, has been named as a surprise recipient of the national Freedom From Fear Award.Jack Harris wins a Freedom From Fear awardTo be sure, the honor isn't one that would be doled out by the Fraterna ... More >>
Philthy Phil's R.I.P.So long Philthy Phil's, you will be missed. In case you didn't read the news over on our sister blog Jackalope Ranch, the long-running dive bar closed its doors this week after eight years of operation. The place became more of a hipster haven in recent years, it's long serve ... More >>
RJ and Diane providing old fashioned dance music at the American Legion.This is part of a series of reviews of bands who play weekly at local bars. The show: RJ and Diane at the American Legion Post #44 in Old Town Scottsdale. The look: Classic southwestern Americana. The smell: Red meat and veg ... More >>
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The secret to Bill Hutchison's Kissed With Fire Salsa starts in New Mexico, where the official state bird is the roadrunner and the official state question is "red or green"? The question refers to the New Mexico Chile, a pepper with a long and somewhat heated history in the state. I ... More >>
Screw green grass, give us the blue stuff
Wing-nutty Hobbit-lady and recall wench Anna Gaines, from a file photo. Saturday, she was briefly arrested at Borders Books on Camelback... Capping off a disastrous day both for Sheriff Joe and for the Phoenix anti-immigrant movement in general, Anna Gaines -- the founder and chairperson of America ... More >>
Screw green grass, give us the blue stuff
Birth of the brews
Trent Franks is no fiscal conservative. And he's the worst kind of Christian.
Think your kid could be the next Shea Hillenbrand or Curt Schilling? Hook him up with the major leaguers in metro Phoenix youth baseball.
Mary Rose Wilcox has turned El Portal into the place for politicos to meet over rice and beans
Life lessons over the Ping-Pong table
During his 79 years, Vic Kramer has watched downtown Phoenix morph from a bucolic village into a seething metropolis. His vantage point: the only home he has ever known.
Anthrax vaccine opponents are finding more allies in Congress
July 8 - 14, 1999
The senator's five years as a prisoner of war have been widely viewed as heroic. But as he prepares a White House bid, a small group of detractors is determined to expose him as a wartime traitor
Would-be member bowled over by Arizona American-Italian Club's "antiquated" women's auxiliary
Electric Highway delivers dizzying, nine-hour rave-concert hybrid
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
Some nonprofits get propertytax bills from Maricopa County
ASU'S BASEBALL WIZARD LOVES TO PLAY HARDBALL. THIS YEAR, HE'S HAD TO.
RUBEN ORTEGA USED THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE HIS PERSONAL AGENDA-AND HIS POLITICAL FOES