political ads, campaign commercials, TV ads, Republicans, Democrats, FCC
Jul 18, 2023

Putting an end to insanity of dirty political campaign commercials

The spread of non-candidate political campaign commercials has reached a level of absurdity that needs to be addressed urgently. The current state of politics has devolved into a spectacle of lies and distortions, bombarding us with misleading, dangerous messages.

heat wave, Phoenix, Justa Center, Southwest
Jul 17, 2023

US Southwest swelters under dangerous heat wave, new records on track

A dangerous heat wave threatened a wide swath of the Southwest with potentially deadly temperatures in the triple digits on Saturday as some cooling centers extended their hours and emergency rooms prepared to treat more people with heat-related illnesses.

Super Bowl 57, WM Phoenix Open, PGA Tour, tourism, sports, state economy
Apr 20, 2023

Arizona’s ‘super season’ gives state financial shot of adrenaline

In the first few months of this year, Arizona was a hot spot for the collision between sports and tourism, creating a “super season” that gave the state a financial blast from the combined efforts of Super Bowl 57, spring training and the WM Phoenix Open.

May 18, 2018

Sports betting ruling has potential for tribes with casinos

American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it.

May 14, 2018

Ducey, tribes, AG happy with SCOTUS sports gambling decision

A new ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could open the door to Arizonans legally betting for -- or against -- the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals and even the Wildcats, Sun Devils and Lumberjacks.

Nov 21, 2016

Gaming compact amendment could settle Glendale casino dispute

A proposed amendment to Native American nations’ gaming compacts with the state could end a years-long dispute over the Tohono O’odham’s controversial casino in Glendale, but the tribe has not yet agreed to any changes, even as 10 others signed new agreements with Gov. Doug Ducey.

Oct 4, 2016

Attorney wasn’t wrong in destroying notes, gaming director says

State Gaming Director Daniel Bergin said his state-assigned attorney did nothing wrong or illegal in destroying notes of his May 2015 meeting with officials of tribes trying to undermine the Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale.

Aug 9, 2016

Judge questions gaming director’s action in Glendale casino case

A federal judge is questioning some actions by the state’s gaming director in his bid to block full-scale casino gambling near Glendale.

Jul 12, 2016

Documents indicate tribe misled voters on casino sites

Officials of the Tohono O’odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there would be no new tribal gaming in the Phoenix area if they approve a ballot measure.

Jun 22, 2016

Judge orders tribe to produce records on Glendale casino

A federal judge has ordered a southern Arizona tribe to produce records showing what the tribal council and one of its district councils discussed in 2002 and 2003 about plans to open a Phoenix-area casino.

Mar 29, 2016

Federal court again rejects attempt to block Glendale casino

A federal appeals court this morning on Tuesday slapped down yet another bid by state officials and other tribes to block the Tohono O'odham Nation from conducting full-blown gaming at its Glendale casino.

Mar 7, 2016

Glendale casino’s liquor license on hold pending public hearing

The Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale has been the source of controversy for the past couple of years, but after opening in December, it faces another hurdle – obtaining a liquor license.