I never thought I'd say this, but -- there's something kinda cool happening in Mesa. Seemingly ceaseless light rail construction has provided Mesa shop owners with a creative challenge: How do small businesses stay competitive in an area dominated by road closures, jackhammering, and snorting diggi ... More >>
A jet from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma crashed southeast of Phoenix.The crash of the AV-8B Harrier happened in an unpopulated area near Sacaton, and the Marine pilot ejected safely, according to updates from the air station.
Oakland resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death, Thursday, was shocking. But what's really shocking is that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. This story is about very young people doing a s ... More >>
Although a Phoenix homeless shelter for veterans had to close its women's section after only six months in operation, there's a big effort to raise the funds to get it reopened.That includes an anonymous $10,000 donation, according to the people organizing the fundraising effort.
Throwing down a couple beers is always a good way to end the day. But when you can do so and raise some money for charity? Well, that's even better. Here's how: Join Phoenix New Times for a happy hour event on Thursday, August 8 at Tempe's Handlebar and Grill to raise some funds for the Phoenix C ... More >>
This week's everyone-hates-the-TSA story comes from Phoenix's own Sky Harbor airport, where a group of Marines claims TSA agents humiliated one of their fellow Marines.According to multiple press accounts, one Marine claims that a 22-year-old Marine, who lost his legs due to injuries sustained in Af ... More >>
UPDATE: The Marine Corps Air Station-Miramar now says one of the Marines killed was based out of Yuma.A collision of two helicopters during training exercises last night along the Arizona/California border killed seven Marines, according to a Marine Corps spokeswoman.Lieutenant Maureen Dooley tel ... More >>
Before I was your devoted Fanboy, I was Corporal Beard, R.J., United States Marine Corps, so believe me when I tell you that the Armed Forces are rife with nerdery. For every pack of tattooed hard chargers cleaning their rifles on a Sunday night, there's also a DM organizing the weekly game ... More >>
A Democrat, Phoenix mayor wanna-be and Republican walk into a campaign fundraiser ...facebook.comCouncilman Tom Simplot (left), Phoenix lobbyist Wes Gullett and Arizona Senator John McCain.Now there a trio of politicos you wouldn't expect to see hanging out together. But political campaigns make ... More >>
www.facebook.comJeremiah PulaskiThe Afghan war veteran fatally shot by a Glendale police officer early Saturday morning suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism, his parents told police after the shooting, and, as an Army man, he apparently isn't too fond of the Marine Corps.Ac ... More >>
If there's one thing our country is good at, it's not knowing how to properly allocate our spending money. After hearing about America's big budget for military marching bands, NPR wanted to know just how much tax payers are collectively throwing down for these guys.It turns out that the Marines ... More >>
www.stayclassy.netIn what seems to be a last-ditch effort to keep the team in the Valley, Phoenix Coyotes President Douglas Moss is pulling out all the stops to try to boost attendance at Jobing.com Arena.Yesterday, the team announced the "Coyotes Express," a free shuttle service to drive p ... More >>
Get ready to break out the bathtub moonshine and dance with your cousins (metaphorically speaking, of course) because "The Master of Hillbilly Swing" is hoping to knock your socks off at the Rhythm Room this Sunday.
Author uses wild horses as a metaphor for domesticated America
Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home
How the Windtalkers saved the world
A study in Marine biology at eye lounge
Impressive fest proves Peter Bart wrong
It's a dirty job, but . . .
What it's come to
And accept that you can't always save the people you love
Iraq hits the big screen
A soldier can be his own worst enemy
Letters from the week of November 25, 2004
When it comes to hockey movies, Miracle is as big a winner as its heroes
When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed
Not even preemptive war and its inherent dangers can stop the 24-hour party people at Miami's WMC 2003
Vet honored with M medal
Our gal about town enjoys the grub and the guys at My Florist.
Letters from the week of December 5, 2002
The government was supposed to take care of mentally disabled Marine combat veteran Brian Callan. It didn't.
The followers of Harley Swift Deer Reagan call him a lot of things a sex guru, a shaman, a Cherokee, a patriot. His critics have more colorful names for him.
A once-powerful Arizona Boys Ranch football team struggles to find its way into the end zone
NFL dumps Arizona group representing black military units as Super Bowl colorguard
A Q&A with Shaggy, pop reggae's self-appointed spearhead