Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua Silverman, a 35-year-old from Scottsdale, was one of six soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this week in Afghanistan, according to the Defense Department.Silverman is the 49th Arizona native to die in Afghanistan under "Operation Enduring Freedom."
Army First Lieutenant Jonam Russell, a 25-year-old from Cornville, was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week along with two others, after they were attacked with an improvised explosive device, according to the Defense Department.Russell is the 48th Arizona soldier to die in Afghanistan under "Ope ... More >>
Believe it or not, after listening to Republican state Senator Judy Burges run her mouth on an Agenda 21 conspiracy theory earlier this week, we're not actually sure if Burges is behind the craziest legislation at the capitol this session.There's also Republican Representative Steve Smith, who's mor ... More >>
Until around 5 a.m. today, news outlets were relying on sources to confirm neo-Nazi J.T. Ready was among the five people dead in yesterday's massacre in Gilbert.Gilbert police have now confirmed Ready is dead, along with four other people, including a baby born last January.If Ready's name doesn't r ... More >>
Republican Leah Campos Schandlbauer has become the ninth person to announce a candidacy for Arizona's newly formed Ninth Congressional District.According to her campaign announcement, Schandlbauer's a Scottsdale resident, Hispanic Republican, and a former CIA operations officer. Her campaign says ... More >>
The bizarre deaths of two people at Luke Air Force Base over the weekend has been ruled a murder-suicide, authorities announced this morning.The bodies of Gaudioso Gamilla, 62, and Vilma Gamilla, 61, were found stabbed to death inside the base's post office Sunday night after their son, who lives ... More >>
www.legionofvalormuseum.comAccording to the United States Attorney's Office, a Tucson man went to some extraordinary lengths to gain access to an Air Force base earlier this year. Once inside, he bought stuff from the base's commissary in what a U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman tells New Ti ... More >>
NOH8 Cindy McCain's pro-LGBT crusade can't sit well with her lawmaker hubbyProps to Cindy McCain, the wife of Senator John McCain, for taking a stand against her lawmaker husband -- and his continued reluctance to allow gays to serve openly in the military -- by participating in a star-stu ... More >>
www.imdb.comFormer Suns big man, and star of the film Kazaam, Shaquille O'Neal.Framing someone for possession of kiddy porn seems like a drastic way to get a little revenge. But former Phoenix Suns big man -- and former member of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "posse" -- Shaquille O'Neal, i ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons A chemical diagram of the JWH-073 compound.Back in February, we wrote about a synthetic cannabinoid called JWH for this blog. Several things have happened since then, so much that we now have a category dedicated to synthetic marijuana called "Buzz Buzz" on our arts and ... More >>
Luke Air Force Base sits just outside of El Mirage, and is on a short list to receive a fleet of F-35's.Looks like major change is on the horizon for El Mirage, a West Valley city where five out of seven seats on the City Council are up for grabs. The deadline for potential candidates ... More >>
Officials broke ground this morning on a domestic violence shelter in downtown Phoenix. The Chrysalis Women's Shelter costs $3.1 million and will expand services to children and women who are victims of domestic violence. The 24,300-square-foot facility will have 50 beds and is scheduled to ... More >>
Aaron Bridges Langston, 32, of Snowflake, will serve 26 months in a federal prison for stabbing his co-worker in the neck while working in Iraq. Langston, who worked for the Defense Department contractor Kellogg Brown and Root, was the supervisor for an Indian national woman he attacked on February ... More >>
Could Bob Pettit have cured cancer in his lifetime? We might never know, thanks to nasty university politics
Probing America's passion for war
Empowering the Secretary of State, especially this secretary of state, to decide when elections can be suspended is a crazy idea. Sanity must prevail in state government
Polygamists are barricading their homes in the midst of mounting legal assaults by authorities
Letters from the issue of Thursday, August 18, 2005
The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act
County lawmen boffing hookers isn't Sheriff Joe's only problem. Fed up with his thuggery, Arpaio's own political party has targeted him for defeat
George Johnson is quickly becoming the most notorious developer in Arizona
Rick Renzi's hoping people buy his line that an amendment he's sponsoring has nothing to do with his father's defense business
Star-struck Hollywood hopefuls fight to make the scene in Phoenix's filmland fringe.
Mandatory participation in military's anthrax vaccine program pushes plunger on medical controversy
A Glendale couple forges a national alliance and a personal bond in their mutual quest to find the 2,087 Vietnam-era POWs and MIAs
In the trial of the decade, Butch Harrod is found guilty of the 1988 murder of wealthy Phoenix widow Jeanne Tovrea
It was an arduous trail that led investigators in the Jeanne Tovrea murder case to accused killer James "Butch" Harrod. A common sight en route was Edward "Hap" Tovrea Jr.
What led an AIDS patient to inject a substance manufactured from common dirt into her blood stream?
Arizona's quiet visionaries yearn to make the state a hub of commercial space travel
NFL dumps Arizona group representing black military units as Super Bowl colorguard