Return to Sender: The Feds, Fueled by Local Anti-Immigration Hostility, Are Draining Talented Undocumented Youth into Mexico11 years ago | Longform
Twice a week, Teresa has a nightmare. It is almost always the same. She and her husband, Michael, are driving home in their gray Chevy pickup, sleepy and content after a long day with family. It is a cool, clear night. Their chatty 2-year-old daug...
Paint on a Happy Face: Local Artist Luis Gutierrez Is on the Cusp of Making It in the Art World Despite Struggling with MS11 years ago | Longform
It's a warm November evening, and another First Friday is winding down at Portland's Restaurant & Wine Bar on the edge of downtown Phoenix. The pulsing bass blaring from the art walk's epicenter a few blocks away has faded, and the hordes have tri...
Special Session Bill Finalized on Saturday Shaves Another $193 Million Off $1.6 Billion State Budget Deficit11 years ago
After much agonizing and gnashing of teeth, our illustrious legislators managed to give final approval to a special session bill on Saturday that will shave an additional $193 million off Arizona's $1.6 billion state budget deficit. Good job, guys...
The fourth annual Stylos award ceremony took place without a hitch. Starting off with a group of bandanna-clad hip-hop dancers, Furious Styles Crew, busting out break-dancing moves and head spins on on the gleaming floor of the Phoenix Art Mu...
You'd think that close to eight months into the H1N1 epidemic, Arizonans would take a little time to educate themselves about the bug that could potentially kill them. We're talking the basics here -- like what the disease is, and how to avoid get...
When U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement conducted an immigration sweep in northern Arizona in November, 2008, as a part of "Operation Return to Sender," they touted it as a program designed to target and deport dangerous criminals. As it tur...