A 26,000 square-foot Mormon temple being built in Gilbert will be open for public tours early next year.Construction of the temple started nearly three years ago, and according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it's the largest temple the church has built in 17 years.
See also: New Times special report: Polygamy in Arizona See also: Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City See also: Colorado City Sued by Justice DepartmentSee also: Someone Buried a Cat Up to Its Head in Concrete on Ex-FLDS Member's PropertyThe Mohave County Sheriff's Office will be ... More >>
Bye-bye Rumbi's, hello Inca's. Rumbi's Island Grill, part of a chain in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona, has said, "aloha" to its location in the Scottsdale Promenade (next to Subway and Picazzo's Organic Italian Kitchen), and will soon be a second home for Inca's Peruvian Cuisine ... More >>
www.article.wn.comWarren JeffsWarren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was in a Texas courtroom today, where he was sentenced to life in prison today for sexually assaulting two underage followers of his breakaway sect of the Mormon Church.See fo ... More >>
www.last2pics.comYee-hawFor a state that recently became only the second state in the entire country to pass a law that names an official state gun, it shouldn't come as much of a shock that Arizona scored a whopping zero points on this year's Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence annual scoreca ... More >>
The Grand Canyon State tends to keep things pretty gangsta.Good news: according to rankings from an international think tank, Arizona is not the most violent state in America, which may come as a shock considering we're one of only two states in the entire country to consider having its own ... More >>
www.homefacts.comGary Pacholick was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor in Arizona in 2002. He was arrested today for allegedly trying film a woman as she undressed in a mall changing room.A Utah woman nearly became a movie star earlier this month -- the only problem with that is she didn ... More >>
Ashley Kingsbury was found in Galveston, Texas, this morning.The Tucson girl reported missing Monday has been found alive and well in Texas with a 19-year-old Utah man -- who apparently has an obsession with shirtless dudes -- whom she met online.Ashley Kingsbury, 14, was found in Galveston, Texa ... More >>
Ashley KingsburyA Pima County girl is missing and authorities believe she was taken to Utah by a 19-year-old man she met online.Ashley Kingsbury, 13, was reported missing Monday, and is believed to have been taken to Utah by 19-year-old Jordan Anthony, with whom she's reportedly been chatting on ... More >>
Only in Arizona (and maybe Utah)...More than 40 Arizona state legislators have signed on to a bill that would make the Colt single-action Army revolver the official state firearm. Like many actions taken by the Legislators this legislative session, the move seems to defy all logic.In case you for ... More >>
Scott CurleyA Coconino County man accused of murdering a Utah sheriff's deputy will not face the death penalty, the Coconino County Attorney's Office announced today.Instead, the Arizona Daily Sun reports, Scott Curley, 23, was ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine w ... More >>
www.colfunnyshirts.comA wanted sex offender was arrested last week doing exactly what you might expect a wanted sex offender to be doing: hangin' out near an elementary school.The U.S. Marshal's Office got a tip last week that Michael Jack Owl, a 37-year-old fugitive, who failed to register as a ... More >>
Scott CurleyThe suspect in the murder of a Utah sheriff's deputy was indicted today on several charges including premeditated first-degree murder.A Coconino County grand jury indicted 23-year-old Scott Curley on five counts including premeditated first degree murder, aggravated assault on a poli ... More >>
Scott CurleyThe hunt is on for the man authorities believe shot and killed a Utah Sheriff's Deputy yesterday.Kane County, Utah, Sheriff's Deputy Brian Harris was killed as he was chasing a burglary suspect three miles east of Fredonia. Police have identified a suspect in the case as 23-year-old S ... More >>
A few hours ago, the Utah Supreme Court announced that it has reversed the 2007 criminal convictions against Warren S. Jeffs, the super-creepy messianic leader of an Arizona-based polygamous sect. We have written often in these pages about Jeffs and his sect, the Fundamentalist Church of J ... More >>
This hot chick rides hot hogs
An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. It's April 15th and you know what that means --- your taxes are due. Luckily, a few people want to make today a little easier for you by offering up some food deals. Click on the links below to get the full details. ... More >>
www.nba.com/suns Jason Richardson: Led the Suns with 27 points. With just eight games left in the regular season, and a trip to the playoffs secured, the Phoenix Suns look nearly unstoppable. The Suns nipped the Chicago Bulls 111-105 Tuesday night in Chicago, a city where they have struggl ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanWANTED: Defunct Scottsdale theme bar/restaurant desperately seeking a new lease on life. This dame might be a bit cliché and worn around the edges, but she ain't cheap. You: Must have access to large amounts of disposable income and the ability to stay outta jail (unlike my pr ... More >>
www.imdb.comThe Mormon Church's newest spokesman, "Man With Teats."The Mormon Church has an interesting voice in a new television ad being aired in Arizona and Utah -- a seven-foot tall transvestite hooker.Well, he's not an actual transvestite hooker (as far as we know) but he played one on T.V.& ... More >>
Scottsdale-based company Redflex Traffic Solutions Inc. is developing a solar-powered photo enforcement camera. The company has an agreement with Tempe-based Arizona Solar Concepts to design the cameras, but both companies refuse to elaborate until the project is further along. A Redflex spokespe ... More >>
More than 400 young girls have been freed from the bonds of "spiritual marriage" to older men as the result of a police raid of a polygamist compound operated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Angelo, Texas.
Uh, probably not, but someday. Maybe. We think.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs
It's up to Governor Janet Napolitano to make sure history doesn't repeat itself that is, boldly reform juvenile corrections. Or at least make sure someone's watching
The patriotic pigeon uses the bleedin facts to peck holes in the rantings of 9/11 conspiracy wacktivists!
The police force in Polygamyland helps fugitive Prophet Warren Jeffs and his cult break the law
HBO's created a hot-soccer-mom fantasy in which Jeanne Tripplehorn plays the elder wife in a polygamous marriage
What are authorities waiting for? Pedophile Warren Jeffs has looted school coffers and is on the run
Death by Salt: A SLUG Magazine Compilation (Eighteen Percent Gray Records)
Letters from the week of August 7, 2003
Giving the symphony a sporting chance
Arizona polygamist leaders are using public funds to support religious schools and line their own pockets. The state's done nothing to stop them.
Chic, affordable new Scottsdale eatery makes you say, “Grazie.”
The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
Utah Attorney General's office says it can name that fraud in 11 felony charges against former Valley music promoter
Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lays claim to an environmental legacy. Too bad it's a monumental disappointment.
SLC Punk! is a sorry state of affairs
Rebel polygamists in Colorado City win a crucial court victory
Don Newman lifted ASU's basketball program out of the trash heap by making his players believe in themselves. Despite 18 wins and an NIT berth, ASU boosters remain unconvinced.
Recently discovered documents indicate that the lawyer who represented the Hopi Tribe in crucial negotiations with Peabody Western Coal Company was working for the mining company at the same time