The backlash is building for Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's upcoming anti-Muslim training session, featuring Islamaphobic ex-FBI agent John Guandolo, who believes that CIA Director John Brennan is a secret Muslim. The Phoenix Police Department has confirmed to me that it will not be sen ... More >>
Attorney General Tom Horne wants to take a legal battle against Planned Parenthood of Arizona all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The two are fighting over a law passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2012 that would force physicians to follow the original FDA approval guidelines for a med ... More >>
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 >>
When Mexico's Congress allowed its country's citizens to vote from abroad for the first time in 2006, local immigrant-rights activist Carmen Cornejo leapt at the chance to cast her ballot for President Felipe Calderon.With the 2012 Mexican presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, Cornejo, a natu ... More >>
Leroy Smalley went to Guatemala after being convicted of attempted child molestation in 2003, evading an order for lifetime probation. Authorities brought him back to the United States last week. Leroy Smalley was down on his luck in 2003. He'd just been convicted in a child molesta ... 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 >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big
A week has passed since the son of a Scottsdale banker disappeared after a late-night party in Frankfurt, Germany, but no clues have turned up. "There have been a lot of resources called in to assist us, but to date there are no hints, no nothing," Jeff Hollahan told Germany's The Local of his effo ... More >>
By Ray Stern Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is too high. Too high, that is, when it comes to the hysterical statistic quoted in his new public service announcement about drop houses. Like much of the government propaganda about drugs, Thomas' PSA uses a questionable stat to grab our atten ... More >>
Continental Airlines had a cold-blooded killer on board but refused law enforcement's pleas to land
The Big Easy lives on in the music of the transplanted Treme Brass Band
Earth to Americans like Ray Lindell: Try abiding by Mexican law when buying a whopping amount of tranquilizers at farmacias. Duh!
Why isn't Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien in jail? There are far too many who have left the church because of his bad behavior.
Arizona polygamist leaders are using public funds to support religious schools and line their own pockets. The state's done nothing to stop them.
One of the world's most notorious holy men is quietly giving Mass in Sun City
Latin artists such as Volovan hope to crack the U.S. But they have to crack immigration officials first.
Congressional candidate Fred Duval wants to know what his district's issues are and if you still respect him
A ragtag group of Valley janitors says a local maintenance company needs to come clean with how it does business
Cheryl Moore expected a healthy baby to come off the plane from Korea. She got Jamie instead. And then she and her family made a surprising choice.
Why I pulled the U.S. fastpitch softball team from this year's Jewish Olympics
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
Mexicans living in the U.S. may no longer have to go home to vote in Mexico's elections
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
Jeff Ofstedahl became the Valley's most visible gay activist, turned Echo Magazine into a political force, and carefully planned his departure for four months of sailing and finishing a novel. Then his doctor called.
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
WHEN A LEVEE ON BABBITT RANCHES GAVE WAY, THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS WERE LITERALLY PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL. NOW THEY'RE PUSHING BACK.
When laws are broken, somebody's got to be punished. In the case of Cindy McCain, that somebody is Tom Gosinski
THE FEDS DESPERATELY WANTED THE CROATION IMMIRANT TO BE AN ILLEGAL GUNRUNNER. WHEN HE REFUSED, THEY BUSTED HIM ANYWAY.
SHE WAS PROMISED SHE COULD ADOPT A RUSSIAN BABY IN EXCHANGE FOR HUMANITARIAN AID. IT WASN'T THAT EASY.