The mixed-use project attempting to rise from the ashes of the once-esteemed General Motors Proving Ground in east Mesa is using a somewhat contrarian approach to success. Developers plan to allow the master-planned, five-square mile community-within-a-city to grow organically.Read More »
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As mayor of a desert city, Greg Stanton’s job description wouldn’t seem to include filling sandbags in anticipation of flooding. But he did just that Monday to send a message: After moisture from a hurricane walloped the Phoenix area last week, another storm could cause flooding later this week.Read More »
Politico observers awoke this morning (Sept. 15) to some surprising news: Russell Pearce had resigned his post as first vice-chairman of the Arizona Republican Party following a mini-furor surrounding comments he made recently on his weekly political talk radio show.Read More »
The recent comments regarding forced birth control made by Russell Pearce, while certainly unacceptable and wholly inappropriate, uncover a fascinating insight into the nature, philosophical underpinnings and outlook of modern day conservatism and the Republican Party’s future.Read More »
This 1954 photo of the opening of Switzer’s Department Store in Park Central Mall (on Phoenix’s Central Avenue near Thomas Road) captures the moment when the small town that Phoenix had been in the first half of the 20th century began its transformation into today’s decentralized urban megalopolis.Read More »
How many votes does it take win an unopposed write-in campaign in the primary election and become a contender on the November ballot?
It all depends on your political party.
The race for superintendent of public instruction so far has been one guy stumping for himself. Democrat David Garcia’s Republican opponent, Diane Douglas, has yet to engage him in a debate. She hasn’t updated her website from her primary run nor has she done any media interviews.Read More »
Thousands of Pima County voters opened their mailboxes this election cycle to find a letter stating that records show they are not registered to vote, even when they are.Read More »
One source close to Gowan told our reporter this morning (Sept. 12) that, although Ugenti made a strong pitch for approps chair, Gowan has no intention of giving her the reins of the committee. “I can guarantee with 110 percent certainty that Ugenti will not be approps chair,” the source said.Read More »
A federal judge this afternoon ordered the state to issue a death certificate for George Martinez that lists Fred McQuire as his legal spouse. Judge John Sedwick rejected arguments by attorneys for state that the “public interest” would be harmed by requiring Arizona to recognize the pair were legally married in July in California. Martinez died a month later.Read More »