Pending legislation notwithstanding, Arizonans are generally a pretty happy bunch.At least, according to Gallup-Healthways' "well-being index," Arizonans are better off than the average American.
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:
A group of 36 Republican Arizona lawmakers and one Democrat have signed on to a resolution supporting nullification of all Environmental Protection Agency rules. The move comes just weeks after a chemical spill in Elk River, West Virginia, spoiled the water supply of 300,000 people, in part due to ... More >>
It's been said that the most important demographic group for the success of Obamacare is the "young invincibles" -- healthy young adults.And there's no state with a smaller proportion of young people buying health insurance through the Obamacare exchange than Arizona.
It can be easy to miss unless you're looking for it, but there's a lot of metal in the Valley, locals and touring acts alike. That's why we're looking for it. Here's a list of nine shows--the 10th was Thursday's Testament/Killswitch Engage/Lamb of God/Huntress bonanza--you must see this month, as ... More >>
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 >>
Edward Farrow The Cafe at MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix 480-478-6000, themim.org See also: -- Greg LaPrad Explains Why Mangos Are Over-Rated and Gives the Best Lecture Ever to Negative Foodies This is part one of my interview with Edward Farrow, executive chef ... More >>
Josh Riesner Pig & Pickle 2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale 480-990-1407 pigandpickle.com See also: -Pig & Pickle Pretty Perfect -Cowboy Ciao's Lester Gonzalez Dishes On Food Truck Fantasies and His Love/Hate Relationship With the Bacon Obsession -M.J. Coe Dishes on the Weirdest Thing He Couldn't Ea ... More >>
See Also: Chef James Porter Leaves Big Earl's BBQ James Porter Petite Maison 7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale 480-991-6887 www.petitemaisonaz.com This is part one of my interview with James Porter, chef-owner of Petite Maison. Come back tomorrow for part two, when Porter explains why Deadliest Cat ... More >>
Phoenix's more religulous politicians and individuals gathered outside the Sandra Day O'Connor Federal Building in Phoenix today to complain about a real burning issue -- women not getting pregnant.
A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Phoenix Rail FoodPhx Rail Food went to La Bocca downtown Tempe recently to give the Mediterannean/Italian eatery another visit -- just three blocks from the Mill/3rd Ave rail station. With an emphasis on sourcing some local ingredients, t ... More >>
www.imbleedingprofusely.comWell... they really did it.The Arizona House of Representatives -- well on it's way to becoming the laughing stock of the entire country -- passed the infamous "Birther Bill" this afternoon. If it becomes law, it would require President Barack Obama to show h ... More >>
Ding! Ding! Ding! America, thanks to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (the best reality show on TV right now) we now have a winner for the Glad-I-Don't-Live-in-This Hellhole award: Huntington, West Virginia! Great job, Huntington! What's your secret? Children who don't know how to cut food with a knif ... More >>
Photo by Jason Kempin, Getty ImagesBobby Flay and Stephanie MarchWow, being asked to join a major network like NBC must be quite an honor. Imagine being in the same category with respected show hosts like Jay Leno and Regis and Kelly. Looks like the Food Network's own cutting-board jumping/Mo ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? "I used to like St. Patrick's Day, back in the '90's." That's what Ron, the morning barkeep at Pat Murphy's, tells my day-drinking gal-pal Ronda and I when we pop in for pre-St. Patrick's Day brews at Pat Murphy's. R ... More >>
www.demotivateus.comMove over, rover, let Gary take over. In a tale that could seemingly only happen in rural stretch of central Arizona -- or the hills of West Virginia -- Chino Valley resident Gary Riley has been accused of sexually assaulting his neighbor's dog. The Yavapai ... More >>
Despite having the second-worst budget crisis in the country, blistering summer heat, and that whole (gulp!) Sheriff Arpaio problem in its most-populous county, Arizona is among the happiest states in the country, according to a recent survey.The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey ... More >>
www.azfop5.com Former Maricopa County Sheriff and Long-time Arizona Congressman Carl HaydenThe old boys club just got a little older.Today, West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd surpassed former Arizona Congressman Carl Hayden as the longest serving congressman in history.Hayden served the sta ... More >>
If there's anything the tragedy in St. Johns should teach you, it's that if you plan to spank your eight year old 1,000 times, you may not want to show him how to shoot a rifle. Either that, or you might want to consider the option of a "time out" for the little bugger.Sure, sure, no one deserves to ... More >>
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Bookman's hosts its own "March Madness"
Hip-hop night takes over at Ichiban
Tired of boring dates? Don't go out with Tad Hamilton.
From hate speech to anarchist punk, one radio station is playing both ends against the middle
Inside the Beautiful Mind of John Nash lies madness and magic
Woman who lost brother finds dose of relief in doctor's conviction
Authorities prosecuting "Internet Doctor" visit the Valley
Seven albums on, Southern Culture on the Skids waxes philosophical about hillbilly e-commerce, fried chicken and more
Our quarterly roundup of music books lets us get lost with Chet Baker, nasty with Bill Monroe and saved by Al Green, while Ted Nugent teaches us that happiness really is a warm gun
Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records (Bloodshot)
Nomadic Tumbleweeds explores the road not taken
Sayles' lost Limbo all over the map
What goes up ultimately comes down in less-than-stellar October Sky
Telemarketers rake in millions of dollars by telling donors they're helping Native Americans. But the biggest beneficiary by far is the charity itself.