Community Affairs

Pinal County Sheriff's Surprising Home Away From Home

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu may hail from the Arizona outback - but his home away from home is a considerably more sophisticated place: Scottsdale.

For the past year Sheriff Babeu has been in and out of Scottsdale more than a Schwan's Food Service delivery truck.  Babeu has discovered that the city's ultra-conservative Republicans are receptive to his brash brand of one-issue politics. The frontier sheriff has also added a new twist to the old political concept of "follow the money."

Mayoral Candidates Hitting Reset Button For November Election

The mystery has been solved about which candidate will face Greg Stanton in the run-off election for Phoenix mayor.  There are, however, several unsolved mysteries that linger after August 30th.

How was the Chamber of Commerce allowed to stage a debate with only four of the six qualified candidates without a wave of outrage from the news media?  Channel 5 went ahead and broadcast the 60-minute debate that excluded Anna Brennan and Jennifer Wright after the Chamber cooked up arbitrary criteria for which candidates could participate - even though Brennan and Wright's names both appeared on the ballot. Read More...

Are Phoenix Voters Ready For A Right-Wing Mayor?

As the Phoenix mayoral contest comes down the home stretch, the race is looking more like an obstacle course for Peggy Neely.  The "Jobs-Jobs-Jobs" candidate is being forced to weave her way around a series of political potholes ... some of which she dug herself. Read More...

What Role Will the "It" Factor Play in the Phoenix Mayoral Race?

The lone Democratic candidate is leading in the "non-partisan" (wink-wink) campaign for Phoenix mayor.

Of the six candidates running, five are Republican.  The only Democrat is Greg Stanton - who's leading the race, according to the survey his campaign released this week.  But more than half of the voters surveyed are still undecided whom they will vote for when early voting begins in less than a month - a symptom of the sluggish start to the mayoral contest.

Zidich's Resignation From The Fiesta Bowl Means Zilch

Wearing Two Hats Isn't Working For Wes Gullett

The Legislature's Latest Measure of Machismo

Could One Goofball Gum Up Phoenix City Government?

Arizonans Are Invested In Keeping Poisonous Political Environment

Politics As Usual After Attempted Assassination

Love At First Sight: Sal DiCiccio And The Goldwater Institute

Gordon and DiCiccio Tangle Over "The Truth"

Scottsdale Becomes Satellite Operation for SB 1070

Has Southwest Ambulance Blown Itself Up With Money Bomb?

Will The Third Time Be The Charm For Terry?

Scottsdale Chamber Ignores Vendetta To Focus on Vision

Brewer-Goddard Race Turning Into A No-Brainer

Primary Election 2010: Rotten Eggs And Bad Apples

Ben Quayle Reveals The Real Ben Quayle

Jan Brewer Is "Acting" Like A Real Governor

Scottsdale Fire Department Fuming Over Fiscal Irresponsibility

Brewer Reduces Goddard To Spectator in Governors' Race

Scottsdale Fire Dept. Gets Free Advice For Anniversary

How Corporate AZ Helped Make Russell Pearce A Folk Hero

What Planet Is Mayor Jim Lane Living On?

Making the Most of the Campaign to Boycott Arizona

Phil Gordon Going Gandhi on Immigration Issue

Phil Gordon's Desperate Attempt To Rebuild His Reputation

There's A New Sheriff In Town

Tale of Phil Gordon's Paradise Lost Takes New Twist

A Lesson in "Situational Transparency"

The Republican Party's Right-Wing Freak Show

Scottsdale Mayor Spending Spring Break on Tropical Island

Selling The Sales Tax Is Off To A Shaky Start

Judge Monte Morgan Gets A Root'n-Toot'n Reprieve

Ed Phillips in the Eye of the Storm

More Rumors Than Resolutions For McDowell Road Corridor

Will Arizonans Send A Cartoon Character To Washington?

Doofus: The Smartest Guy in the Room

The Three Psychics: Pederson, Bowers and Little

What's Vernon Parker's Story?

"Uber Fuhrer" Comment Sends Chilling Message

Is The Republic Shrinking From Responsibility To Readers?

Public Clowning Has Turned Into Political Campaigning

Not Everybody Lucky After Averted Grocery Strike

Dick Bowers Tells It Like It Is

Scottsdale Bids Farewell to John Little

Bed Tax: The Option of Last Resort

KJZZ-Republic New Media Odd Couple

8,671 Magic Number To Recall Mayor

Think Tank Announces New Tooth Fairy Hotline

Mayor Lane's New Evil Empire

Is the City Clerk Next on the Chopping Block?

"Whine Flu" Spreading in Scottsdale

Justice O'Connor Kicks Off Political Jubilee

Goldwater Institute Exposes Itself

Saving Bashas' Bacon

Special Edition: Four Faces of Scottsdale Voters

Michael Crow: "We're Number 121!"

The Republic Is Helping Bashas' Revise Reality

Who's To Blame For Bashas' Bankruptcy?

Glendale Gambling With Taxpayers' Money

Goldwater Institute Gunning For Trouble

Bashas' Strategy Is Backfiring

Bashing Bashas' Campaign Taking A Toll

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sexual Healing

Now Boarding! Light Rail Conspiracy Express

Channel 8 Has Little To Crow About

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