At a pretrial conference Wednesday before Commissioner Virginia Richter, deputy county attorney Yigael Cohen signaled that the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is already proffering a plea deal in the case of former minuteman leader Chris Simcox. Simcox, 52, was arrested June 19, and is currently ... More >>
Jared Loughner kept photos of President Bill Clinton and Congressman Raul Grijalva, and possibly a photograph of Congressman Ed Pastor, according to the newly released documents.The detail is included is a report from a Pima County Sheriff's Department detective in the thousands of pages of document ... More >>
Eddie Basha Jr., an Arizona legend who used profits from his successful grocery chain to fund countless charity causes, spent the last years of his life fighting allegations of racism, mistreating employees and even hurting babies by a labor union bent on domination. Though Basha, the grandson of A ... More >>
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Local activist and Mike Stauffer for Sheriff supporter DeeDee Blase has been of great assistance to Sheriff Joe Arpaio of late. Sure, she's garnered a spoonful of media interest for protesting the church Arpaio attends in Fountain Hills, along with a handful of others. But that's nothing compared ... More >>
The boycott of Tucson's right-wing shock jock Jon Justice of 104.1 FM is on like Donkey-Kong.Seems he ticked off talented and tireless Three Sonorans blogger David Abie Morales, who is leading a boycott effort against Justice online. According to Morales, he's gotten one advertiser to bolt from Just ... More >>
www.pyzam.comThere is a cow killer on the loose and the Humane Society of the United States is offering $2,500 to bring the culprit to justice.The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Humane Society are looking for the person responsible for murdering a cow at the privately owned Sierra Bonit ... More >>
www.seattleweekly.comA former journalist at the now-Web-only Tucson Citizen is claiming that Gannett, the paper's parent company, didn't live up to its end of the bargain after the 138-year-old paper went bust back in May.Alice Flick, the longtime TC scribe, who wrote under the byline A.J. ... More >>
The impending death of the East Valley Tribune means fewer news articles in the future about things that go on in the Phoenix metro area. But it's even worse than that: The planned shuttering of the Trib's Web portal in two months, coinciding with the closure of the physical prope ... More >>
Dennis Wilenchik The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's refusal to turn over public records as required by the law has once again cost taxpayers. The Arizona Supreme Court announced today it would not consider a 2007 case between the Tucson Citizen and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. That m ... More >>
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard filed a motion Tuesday afternoon to have his lawsuit against the owners of the Tucson Citizen dismissed because it wouldn't accomplish anything. Goddard had already failed last week to convince a judge to force the owners, Gannett and Lee Enterprises, to keep ... More >>
Image: www.azpbs.org -- Horizon Journalists Roundtable Mark Flatten, an investigative reporter with the East Valley Tribune for more than 20 years, is leaving the newspaper on June 5 to start work as an investigator for the Goldwater Institute.Flatten helped the newspaper on many of its biggest stor ... More >>
After a 90-minute hearing in federal court, Judge Raner Collins said he will decide Tuesday whether to order the corporate owners of the Tucson Citizen to keep publishing the 138-year-old newspaper.State Attorney General Terry Goddard, who accuses Gannett and Lee Enterprises of trying to monopolize ... More >>
The Tucson Citizen is reporting today that it will publish its last print edition on Saturday. The 139-year-old newspaper is being closed by its parent company, Gannett, which has suffered severe drops in stock prices. The paper had been scheduled to close in March, but Gannett left it open on a da ... More >>
Some employees at the Tucson Citizen believe a corporate handler planted by parent company Gannett has been charged with keeping unsavory news stories from being published in the paper's final days, says Gannett Blog this morning.In the post, a tipster relates the tale of high tension as nosy journa ... More >>
One employee of the Arizona Republic noted wryly in a Facebook status update that he was at home on a mandated, unpaid leave when news came of a second round of Gannett furloughs. The new mandate requires most of Gannett's 41,000 employees -- including those at the state's ... More >>
Today, Tucson Citizen employees have a job and the paper's customers have something to read. As for tomorrow -- wait and see. That's going to be the pattern for the next few days as the Tucson Citizen, the state's oldest newspaper, publishes on a "day-to-day" basis while waitin ... More >>
Four men, possibly more, were killed by other inmates in Arizona state prisons last year, an unusually high number just one year after an inmate death spurred the firing of a warden and discipline for 13 guards.What's going on behind those walls?As reported in this blog back in October, 51-year-old ... More >>
Super Bowl-bound: The Arizona Cardinals redeem themselves in a nerve-wracking championship game, sealing this year's season as the finest since the franchise moved to the state in '87. That's not our javelina: Tucson museum denies ownership of a javelina that attacked a Dutch dude -- he wants $40 ... More >>
The Arizona Republic's parent company, Gannett, is starting to look like the Black Knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail, losing an arm here, a leg there --- except no one's claiming these are just flesh wounds. On the heels of a companywide 10 percent cut in personnel last month, Gannett told it's em ... More >>
David Modeer, director of the Phoenix water department, has been tapped to become the next general manager of the Central Arizona Project. The 336-mile long system of pipelines and canals helps bring water to 80 percent of the state's population. In a Tucson Citizen article, Modeer e ... More >>
An anonymous local political blog has been getting some right-wing attention this morning with its claim that the conservative Goldwater Institute has "gone way off the deep end" with their critical report on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Liberty's Apothecary has many problems with the Insti ... More >>
By Ray Stern It seems everybody thinks Lute Olson is retiring except for University of Arizona officials. Rumors began swirling early in the day after ESPN analyst Dick Vitale reported that a source told him Olson was leaving and that associate coach Mike Dunlap would take his place in the interim ... More >>
By Ray Stern Pacts signed recently by top law enforcers in Arizona and Mexico seem to be a good step in boosting the crime-fighting cooperation efforts of both countries. After all, as the Tucson Citizen noted in an opinion column on Sunday, "people and drugs flow illegally from Mexico into the Un ... More >>
Butch-lesbian nativist Laine Lawless loves incinerating Mexico's flag. Is she a dangerous wacko or a proud patriot?
Locking up cold medicine makes the politicians feel good -- but it won't put a dent in Arizona's meth habit
Journalists honor their own at annual fete
Press Club honors New Times scribe
Fife Symington's free and Michael Hester's not. But thanks to the ex-governor's oversight, that may soon change.
The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?
Tom McGovern and Janet Napolitano are running close in a cordial race for attorney general. But somebody has to win.
CHUCK BOWDEN EXTOLS ARIZONA'S UNIQUE PLANTS AND ANIMALS. HIS LATEST SUBJECTS ARE WEASELS IN THREE-PIECE SUITS.