artists, Mesa, government, censorship
Sep 8, 2023

Artists want complete control over their public exhibitions but governments say it’s not that simple

If things had gone as originally planned, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum would be launching its fall exhibition Friday. But officials postponed the show six weeks before the opening over concern that a painting by activist-artist Shepard Fairey could be seen as "disparaging toward some City of Mesa employees."

Redwolf Pope, rape, voyeurism, New Mexico, Phoenix
Mar 28, 2023

Court upholds Native American actor convictions

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the rape and voyeurism convictions of Native American actor and film producer Redwolf Pope, who had previously been arrested in Phoenix.

Jan 26, 2015

Skilled judge or judicial activist? Judge handling high profile cases praised by colleagues, drew fire from Brewer

Katherine Cooper went from a sound decision maker to an activist judge in a matter of months in the eyes of the governor who appointed her to the bench.

Nov 6, 2013

Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

SAN DIEGO (AP) ai??i?? Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice.

Lonely activists in both parties pursue a quixotic quest for clout
Oct 22, 2012

Lonely activists in both parties pursue a quixotic quest for clout

Being a Republican can be lonely in south Phoenix’s Legislative District 27, the most lopsided voter bloc in the state, but the grassroots effort has grown in recent years despite the long odds of gaining political influence.