Arizona has typically had a reputation for being tougher on crime than states on the Pacific coast. Rarely do you hear about violent criminals released without bail or shown extreme leniency only to commit more crimes and the results have generally led to safer streets. However, a recent tragedy not only underscores that we are not perfect in that regard … Read More
Kate Gallego’s New Grip on Power
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego was not on the ballot for Phoenix’s November 2022 elections, nor on the ballots for the March 2023 run-offs. Yet she managed to perhaps be the biggest winner of those elections. Why is this? While the races for council districts 2 and 4 were uneventful, the races in districts 6 and 8 have completely upended the … Read More
Coyotes Fighting Back Against City of Phoenix: Is a Battle Turning Into a War?
In what is turning out to be a highly contentious issue for a non-election year, the battle lines have been painted recently in the Coyotes desire to not just bring the team to Tempe, but also an entire entertainment ecosphere. You can get up to date on the topic here. Most recently, the city of Phoenix has joined the fray … Read More
The Phoenix Police Department Wins 1st in the Worst Category: Why They Deserve Scrutiny
By Tim Peeler Earlier this month there was a report that placed Phoenix #1 on a list of highest deadly police incident rate among the 10 most populous cities in the nation. Not a list that you want to find your city in the top spot. According to data compiled by the organization Mapping Police Violence since 2013, Phoenix not … Read More
City of Phoenix, Republic Services Inc. to Celebrate Reveal of Margaret T. Hance Park Sustainable Garden
WHAT: Republic Services Garden Reveal WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street WHO: Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari, Republic Services President and CEO Jon Vander Ark, Parks and Recreation Board Chair Kelly Dalton, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. President and CEO Devney Majerle, Phoenix Community Alliance, Hance Park Conservatory Fans of Super … Read More
Cheers! Spirits To Be Lifted Across Arizona As Top Outdoor Shopping Center Owner Successfully Expands State Law Allowing Shoppers To Sip & Stroll With Cocktails
Vestar Led Pilot Project Several Years in the Making Now Permanent After Governor Ducey Signs Latest Legislation What started out as an idea at Vestar, the owners of Desert Ridge Marketplace in Phoenix, Tempe Marketplace in Tempe and numerous other lifestyle centers throughout Arizona and the West, turned into temporary state legislation several years ago. Now it’s a permanent reality. … Read More
Arizona Takes a Leadership Position in Tech AND in National Security: What the TSMC Announcement Means for America
You may have heard about the recent announcement that Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC will be massively expanding their manufacturing footprint in Arizona. This naturally sparked the simplistic political conversations where those who support the current President will say it’s a great thing and those who don’t will find a way to deride it. But a look under the hood and … Read More
Guest Editorial: Federal Government Overreach, or Achieving Justice?
By Alexander Lomax In what could be well described as a bombshell, the Department of Justice announced the beginning of an investigation into the Phoenix Police Department over allegations of brutality against numerous different groups, including protestors, the homeless, and minorities. Mayor Kate Gallego released a statement of general support, while also touting attempts at increased transparency that have occurred … Read More
An Omelette with a Side of…Fraud?
Last year, an ambitious restaurateur decided to take a bold chance: she brought her unique concept to Phoenix and opened her second location in the midst of a pandemic. One year later, her risk-taking may lead to time in federal prison, but for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with her restaurant. The owner and operator of Breakfast Bitch, … Read More