It's September, and you know what that means. If you don't have reservations yet for Arizona Restaurant Week, you might want to get on the horn.
They may not be active anymore, but head to downtown Phoenix, and you can hear four Arizona bands from the '80s in a surround sound theater setting. Nicolas Cage and John Cusack's new film The Frozen Ground is set in 1980s Alaska, and classic AZ groups including New Wave band The Jetzons and po ... More >>
The ruling by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to recognize same-sex marriages for tax purposes is a good sign, according to a group of Arizona's gay-marriage proponents.The agencies explained yesterday that same-sex couples that were legally married in any jurisd ... More >>
Stand With Arizona, one of the largest anti-"amnesty" organizations in existence, gives its followers three talking points to use today as Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are in Mesa touting immigration reform.One: McCain and Flake abandoned border security. Two: The Senators should stand with S ... More >>
If you've spent considerable time in Phoenix, you might wonder if anyone in this city knows how to ride a bicycle, since the cyclist appears to be an endangered species in the downtown area.However, a study by the Arizona Department of Transportation seems to show that people come to the state to pe ... More >>
A court-ordered halt to an Arizona law that bans the state from contracting with organizations that provide abortions has been upheld by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court. In a 32-page ruling, the appeals court makes ground beef of arguments by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Tom Betlach, Arizona ... More >>
Among other things in school-registration packets, a Tucson-area school district has a pledge for parents to sign, asking for them to agree to be responsible gun owners.Of course, someone's offended. Apparently, this has to do with Obama-loving liberals trying to tell free Americans how to live thei ... More >>
The fourth annual Arizona Taco Festival expects to bring some 100,000 tacos to Salt River Fields this October 19 and 20. In 2011, USA Today named the event one of the best places to feast at a festival, highlighting the tequila tastings, Lucha Libre wrestling, and, of course, the tacos.
About half of Arizona students failed their yearly science and writing tests, which are given to gauge their understanding of subjects. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test, is distributed each year to students in grades 3 through 8, and to 10th graders as well.
Dozens of medical-pot dispensaries dot the state from nearly every corner since the first one, Arizona Organix of Glendale, opened in November. A recent newsletter to patients released by the state Department of Health and obtained by New Times shows the addresses of 48 of these pioneering business ... More >>
The clipboard-wielding people are getting a little hard to avoid -- whether at your home, or out in public, there always seems to be someone with a clipboard, who wants your signature for something.Right now, there are nine applications with the Secretary of State's office to gather signatures for i ... More >>
Get ready for the nine-day, dine-out dash that is Arizona Restaurant Week. The twice annual event (once in fall and once in spring) put on by the Arizona Restaurant Association intends to give Valley residents the opportunity to try out new restaurants at a discounted price. Expect fan favorite li ... More >>
Next month the Heard Museum's Books & More will welcome journalist and author Stephen Fried to its Steele Auditorium for a free public lecture. Fried, making a return appearance to the museum, will sign copies of his book Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild We ... More >>
If you've noticed that there seem to be more wildfires every year in the western United States, your observation is correct.The wildfires are costly to fight, and can be deadly for firefighters, as was the case with the Yarnell Hill Fire. The risk of wildfires in the western U.S. will only increase, ... More >>
There appears to be some debate about "stand your ground" laws around the country, including in Arizona, after George Zimmerman was found not-guilty of charges related to killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Democratic State Representative Martin Quezada said he'll sponsor a repeal of Arizona's l ... More >>
Today in Found at the Border: A Mexican teenager trying to cross the border into the United States this weekend who may have looked a little excited to see border officers just had a lot of meth in his "groin area."The 16-year-old, whose name wasn't released by authorities, had a pound-and-a-half of ... More >>
What better way to celebrate the nation's birthday than taking a day off. Or, as Homer Simpson would agree, "Celebrate your country's independence by blowing up a small part of it" (we mean fireworks, duh). You've probably earned a day off, so have a beer or five, eat some barbeque, and watch some f ... More >>
The Yarnell Hill Fire burning southwest of Prescott is, by far, the deadliest wildfire in the history of Arizona.While a few wildfires in Arizona's history are marked by tragedy, others will be remembered more for their quirks -- like the Sunflower Fire last year, started by a guy shooting off a nov ... More >>
The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 yesterday to pass the comprehensive immigration-reform bill brought by the so-called "Gang of Eight."The problem for proponents of this bill is that it needs approval from the House of Representatives, which doesn't seem likely.
Arizona, New Mexico and California are among the worst places in the country to subsidize solar and wind projects if better air quality is the goal, a new study says. The best bang for the buck in terms of improving public health, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers, could be had by ... More >>
After a pair of Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage yesterday, the group trying to get the issue on Arizona ballots in 2014 says it's "go time."The group of Republicans and libertarians that started Equal Marriage Arizona want Arizona voters to decide whether marriage should be defined as a ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which calls for Arizona and eight other states to get federal approval on new voting laws, is unconstitutional.The problem, however, was not that the states needed federal approval to ensure their voting laws aren't discr ... More >>
If you've ever wondered what's most likely to put you in a body bag at the end of the day, then wonder no more.A recent report from the Arizona Department of Health Services includes a list of the top 10 killers for 10 age groups of people in Arizona, all in one easy chart.
Arizona is not just a barren, dust-covered state. Take some time this summer to check out all the bounty our state has to offer. From lettuce and peaches to goat's milk and grass-fed beef . . . This state can be delicious. Agri-tourism is on the rise, and visiting farms and ranches is a great way t ... More >>
Arizona's strict DUI laws may make it tough to get your fill of locally brewed beers in the Valley. Fortunately, Arizona Brewery Tours has found a way around that. See also: - -Eleven Favorite Phoenix Beers -24 Legitimately Fascinating Facts About Beer
If you're a Fox News viewer, you may have noticed that the Supreme Court apparently ruled against a voter ID law in Arkizonasas earlier this week.A few people who have seen a map of the United States before noticed that Fox ran a graphic of "AZ" during a segment on Arizona, although that graphic lab ... More >>
Gay marriage and legal marijuana possession are two things that probably haven't stood a chance in hell against Arizona voters over the last few years, but two groups are thinking now's the time for their issues.Last week, a group calling itself "Safer Arizona" filed its paperwork for a marijuana-le ... More >>
Proponents of "equal marriage" want Arizona voters to decide if marriage should be defined as a union of two people, instead of one man and one woman.A group of Republicans and libertarians called "Equal Marriage Arizona" has filed the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State to start collect ... More >>
Arizona may become the next state where the voters can decide to legalize the personal use of marijuana.On Wednesday, a group calling itself "Safer Arizona" filed its paperwork for the marijuana-legalizing amendment to the Arizona Constitution with the Secretary of State's office. The group will nee ... More >>
Mother nature caused nearly 600 deaths in Arizona between 2005 and 2011.Even though most injuries sustained from nature or the environment aren't fatal in Arizona -- as more than 22,000 people visited emergency rooms for those injuries in 2011 alone -- you might be surprised to find out what the mos ... More >>
Fruit fanatics ventured out to Historic Glendale's Murphy Park to celebrate the revival of the Arizona Watermelon Festival on Saturday. They enjoyed watermelon, of course, but also water games, watermelon slices, and a pageant to name the Arizona Watermelon Queen. See also: - Revival of Arizona W ... More >>
While gun-control advocates have been showing off a report that shows more Arizonans have died from bullets in the last few years than car accidents, that report neglects the number-one cause of injury deaths in Arizona -- poison.A report on injuries released today by the Arizona Department of Healt ... More >>
Despite a steep decline in border crossings and apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant deaths have increased. And over the past 22 years, at least 2,238 migrants died crossing Arizona's southwestern desert, according to a new study. The study released Wednesday by Pima County Office ... More >>
This Wednesday, June 5, Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House will serve a special menu in tribute to Legends in Levis: Old Time Cowboys. It will be the first in the Cave Creek restaurant's "Arizona History Dinners" series, scheduled to run biweekly through the end of October. See also: - Eric Flatt of ... More >>
The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a database showing, among other things, which hospitals people tend to leave dead a little more than average.The database shows rates of dying at hospitals around the state, and it's separated by the reason that someone's admitted to the hospita ... More >>
Summer is in full swing -- and so is summer festival season. You might have to drive a bit for strawberries, lavender, and corn, but getting there is half the fun, right? Road trip! Food connoisseurs and amateurs alike can fill their schedules until September with the list of festivals in Arizona we ... More >>