Facing Homelessness After $462 Monthly Hike: One Story From Phoenix’s Renter Crisis

Once, Nancy Lake worked as a social worker, a counselor for Phoenix families in crisis. She saw how problems would pile up, how quickly people could find themselves on the street. But, at 70 years old, Lake never thought she would find herself facing homelessness, trapped in the kind of “devastating situation” she had seen … Read more

Brnovich Says Century-Old Abortion Law Is ‘Back In Effect’

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the United States Supreme Court on Friday, abortion providers in Arizona have been plunged into legal uncertainty. Many clinics have shuttered their doors, pending clarification of the legality of the procedure in the state. On Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement that he believes … Read more

The Water Wars Come to the Suburbs

The best gossip you’re likely to hear in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona, is about water. Last month, when a few residents stopped by Karen Nabity’s sprawling, high-ceilinged home, the talk quickly turned to wells. “My neighbor two lots to the east of me just got done putting in a nine-hundred-and-sixty-foot dry hole,” John Hornewer said. … Read more

“It’s Terrifying”: Young Arizona Women Who Filled Streets to Protest Roe Share Fears for What’s Next

Protesters swarmed the Arizona Capitol this weekend to protest the reversal of Roe v. Wade by Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that upended abortion rights overnight across the state. Clinics in Arizona, facing legal uncertainty, had shuttered their doors hours after the landmark ruling. Arizonans took to the streets on Friday. A crowd of thousands … Read more

System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian Dropped Some Gems, Wax on Go Skate Day

Shavo Odadjian, bassist and founder of System of a Down, skated into The Churchill in Phoenix to celebrate the launch of his four new 22Red concentrates — and Go Skate Day. That night, June 21, Odadjian and his 22Red crew skated with their buds from Cowtown Skateboards and hundreds of skaters of all ages in … Read more

Pro-choice activists are tear gassed as they breach Arizona Capitol building

Arizona’s Capitol building was besieged by pro-abortion protesters Friday night, forcing riot cops to fire tear gas to disperse the angry crowd in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.  Lawmakers working to complete their 2022 session said they were effectively held-hostage inside, and eventually huddled to a safe location, as SWAT team operatives … Read more

Raptors select Christian Koloko with 33rd pick in NBA draft

The Raptors now have a new piece they hope to eventually mould into an NBA player, and he has a connection to their current all-star. Toronto selected Cameroonian Christian Koloko with the 33rd pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, pairing him with countryman Pascal Siakam. A year after having the fourth overall pick and turning it … Read more

People Keep Defacing Kari Lake Signs

Kari Lake, the former TV news anchor turned polarizing far-right candidate for Arizona governor, has spent the last year of her campaign capitalizing on her relationship with former president Donald Trump. Trump gave Lake a glowing endorsement for governor last year. The two have appeared together frequently — at  Trump’s rallies and campaign visits to … Read more

How a Phoenix Attorney Made Abortion Law ‘Viable’

It was 1972, an election year just like this one, and abortion was a major issue. Most states did not allow abortion. Many of the state laws limiting or prohibiting it were more than 100 years old, and they were being challenged in state after state and getting overturned by federal judges. The states trying … Read more

Wildfires Force Evacuations In California, Other Western States

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Western U.S. on Monday marked another day of hot, dry and windy weather as crews from California to New Mexico battled wildfires that had forced hundreds of people to leave their homes. Several hundred homes on the outskirts of Flagstaff, Arizona, were evacuated and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort was … Read more