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Joe Arpaio is 'Really Thinking' About Running for Mayor of Fountain Hills

Joe Arpaio is ‘Really Thinking’ About Running for Mayor of Fountain Hills

Joe Arpaio is seriously considering running for mayor of Fountain Hills, the small town that he’s called home for the past 21 years. In a phone interview today, Arpaio told Phoenix New Times that he is currently mulling the question of whether to file paperwork to run for mayor in the 2022 election cycle. “I’m …

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Workers On Strike At Sky Harbor Airport Say They Face Grueling Workplace Conditions

Workers On Strike At Sky Harbor Airport Say They Face Grueling Workplace Conditions

Before dawn on Wednesday morning, at the start of the 3 a.m. shift, union employees at cafes and restaurants at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport walked off the job. It was a tipping point, those workers say. Since the onset of the pandemic, the foodservice establishments at Sky Harbor managed by the company HMS Host have …

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Shady Park in Tempe Has Resumed Music Events, and We Measured the Decibel Levels

Shady Park in Tempe Has Resumed Music Events, and We Measured the Decibel Levels

click to enlarge The exterior of Shady Park in Tempe. Mirabella at ASU is in the background. Benjamin Leatherman Beats and bass are flowing at Shady Park once again as the Tempe bar, restaurant, and venue has reopened and resumed music events after temporarily shutting down for more than two months to install a step-pyramid …

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The Pressroom Is Moving From Downtown Phoenix to Tempe

The Pressroom Is Moving From Downtown Phoenix to Tempe

click to enlarge The exterior of The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix. Google Maps The proprietors of The Pressroom in downtown Phoenix have announced they’re packing up its stage and taking the popular concert and events venue to a new, larger location in Tempe. News of the move was posted on the venue’s social media on …

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Best Phoenix Concerts This Week: Mavis Staples, Korn, Lady A

Best Phoenix Concerts This Week: Mavis Staples, Korn, Lady A

click to enlarge Mavis Staples is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, September 14, at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Chris Strong Up for seeing a concert this week? There are plenty of notable weeknight shows happening in metro Phoenix from Monday, September 13, to Thursday, September 16, to chose from. Options include R&B/gospel queen Mavis …

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Stray Cat Theatre Returns to the Sandbox

Stray Cat Theatre Returns to the Sandbox

click to enlarge “There were dark times where I thought we’d be trapped at home forever,” theater director Louis Farber admitted last week. “In the thick of the pandemic, I wasn’t sure theater would ever come back. And if it did, would there be a painful rebirth that would completely redefine theater?” What’s been redefined, Farber …

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Phoenix Singer-Songwriter Danielle Durack Wants to Go to the Moon

Phoenix Singer-Songwriter Danielle Durack Wants to Go to the Moon

click to enlarge When Danielle Durack was 8 years old, she told her father she wanted to be a famous singer. The conversation happened in a Taco Bell, and her father replied, “Well, if you become a famous singer, you can’t go to Taco Bell anymore.” Durack still laughs while remembering her response. She looked …

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Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel Seeking Treatment for Drinking, Eating Disorder

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel Seeking Treatment for Drinking, Eating Disorder

click to enlarge Allister Adel speaking after she was unanimously approved as Maricopa County Attorney by the Board of Supervisors in 2019. Via YouTube Maricopa County Allister Adel announced today that she is seeking treatment for alcohol use and an eating disorder stemming from anxiety. “After a very difficult year for me medically, professionally and …

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Arizona Lawmaker 'Seriously Considering' Pushing Texas-Style Abortion Ban

Arizona Lawmaker ‘Seriously Considering’ Pushing Texas-Style Abortion Ban

click to enlarge The Arizona State Capitol. Sean Holstege Arizona lawmakers who oppose abortion rights are lately looking to Texas for inspiration. Last week, a highly restrictive Texas law that bans abortions after roughly six weeks and empowers private individuals to sue abortion doctors or anyone who “aids or abets” abortion procedures went into effect after …

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