Arizonans appear to be helping Mexican tourism make a comeback.After tourism plunged in 2009, American traveler rates to Mexico have been steadily climbing each year. But local travel agencies are noticing a significant increase recently in the number of people traveling south of the border.
Phoenix is one of many cities around the country in which environmentalists plan on holding "vigils" to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.Mind you, the proposed path of the pipeline doesn't come within 1,000 miles of Phoenix.
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Roy Wayne Roby, a retired lieutenant-colonel in the Venezuelan Air Force linked to an Arizona plot to violate an arms embargo, was arrested last week in Florida. Two weeks ago, an Arizona federal judge sentenced a Venezuelan Air Force colonel to 19 months in prison in the same case, which involved ... More >>
Senator John McCain certainly has a strong opinion on reports that the Russian government has granted temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.McCain's trying to bring hatin' on Russia back in style, issuing a statement that says, in part, "We cannot allow today's action by Putin to stand witho ... More >>
Yanira Maldonado, the mother from Goodyear who was jailed last week on likely bogus marijuana-smuggling charges in Nogales, Sonora, was released from custody, and photographs show her crossing the border back in the United States.With that, New Times checked with the U.S. Department of State, to see ... More >>
A former U.S. soldier raised in Phoenix is hopping around the Middle East lending his services to various warring countries and jihadist groups, according to Fox News - there's a seemingly authentic Youtube video to back it up (see below).The article says that Eric Harroun, 30, was most recently in ... More >>
See also: Jon Kyl's Lies "Not Intended to be Factual Statement"Attention Senator Jon Kyl's press secretary: please re-send the statement clarifying that the senator's words are "not intended to be a factual statement." Kyl's getting attention now because he told a group of reporters that a press rel ... More >>
See also: Hells Angels Sue Feds Over Ban on Members Entering U.S.The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has filed a lawsuit against several federal agency heads -- including Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- claiming the group's foreign members have been wrongful ... More >>
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has filed a lawsuit against several federal agency heads, claiming the group's foreign members have been wrongfully banned from entering the United States.Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service ... More >>
Imagine wild organ swirls, rolling surf licks and jazzy party horns coupled with angular and decidedly eastern melodies, plus a sultry singer who shifts between English and her native Cambodian dialect. That's just a fraction of what shapes Dengue Fever's original sound. The band discovered its ca ... More >>
For the first time, the U.S. State Department has specifically mentioned Rocky Point in a travel advisory, citing recent cartel violence there as the reason. The small town on the coast of the Gulf of California has long been a popular vacation spot for Arizonans -- but not so ... More >>
Horne, born in Canada to Nazi-fleeing parents, knows better...or shouldGovernor Jan Brewer and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne have issued a joint press release denouncing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 decision today upholding District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton's injunction of four ke ... More >>
www.megadik.nlFollowing this week's New Times feature about Rocky Point, Mexico's tourism industry, which can be read here, and New Times own (less-restricting) guide to travel in Mexico, which can be read here, the Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a travel warning for people going to M ... More >>
Image: New Times Traveling to and around Mexico can be a fun experience, but you should use your head if you're planning on going there for spring break. It's not as simple as driving to Lake Havasu or San Diego, and -- as we detail in this week's feature article on Rocky Point -- the safety ... More >>
Reza in Geneva, where he's telling the world about human rights abuses in ArizonaI'm anticipating a silly press release from Governor Jan "We Have Did" Brewer's camp tomorrow condemning the U.S. State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the United Nations, as well as the New World Or ... More >>
courtesy of Dennis GilmanJan finds the State Department's mention of 1070 "downright offensive." Governor Jan Brewer's political operatives are by no means as dumb as their candidate. Evidence the PR stunt they let drop Friday, berating the U.S. State Department for daring to mention Arizona's brea ... More >>
Nothing like a peaceful round of golf in Sonora, Mexico -- just be sure to finish up well before dark, says the State Department The State Department has issued an updated travel warning about Mexico, urging visiting Americans to be ultra-cautious because of all the drug-related v ... More >>
South Phoenix's Roosevelt School District, historically one of the Valley's worst-performing districts, made an impressive gain in test scores in 2009. The district announced today that students performed 9 percent better in math and 10 percent better in reading on the AIMS test. That ... More >>
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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown sings the blues around the world