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PHX Comicon Day 2: Horror And The Prop-Ban Letdown

Slash Of The Titans As Horror Films Get Bigtime Attention; Attendees Express Frustration At The Sudden Restriction On Props After A Wacko Spoils The Fun.

Get Ready To Ride For Bicycle Safety

Consciousness Calendar May 17 to 31: There May Be Chaos In Washington, D.C., But That’s Not Stopping Community Activism In The Phoenix Metro.

Phoenix Comicon Preps 2017 Downtown Takeover

The 2017 Edition Of Phoenix Comicon Is Almost Upon Us, And It Promises To Be A Must-Attend Event For Geeks And Pop Culture Lovers Of All Kinds.

Disability Issues, Marijuana Takes Center Stage

Consciousness Calendar May 3 to 17: From Raising Awareness On Reproductive Freedom To Helping The Homeless, There Are Many Ways Arizonans Can Get Involved In Their Communities.

BFC: Secret Food Menu Items And More

The Bitches and Wayne discuss the good, bad and extremely ugly of several special menu items plus a whole lot more.

April Means A March For Science, Town Hall

Consciousness Calendar April 19 to May 3: Approaching Social Justice With Poetry, Meaningful Ways To Oppose The Trump Administration And Chances To Meet State Representatives.

Phoenix Film Fest Attracts Diverse Field

The Offerings At The 2017 Phoenix Film Festival Ran The Gamut From Horror and Sci-Fi to International Gems And Local Products.

Immigration, Abortion Rights On April Agenda

Consciousness Calendar April 5 to 19: Resistance Against Donald Trump’s Policies Continues With More Protests - On The Flip Side, There Are Numerous Benefits Planned In The Phoenix Metro.

PHX Pride Fest Set To Pop, Other Events To Elucidate

Consciousness Calendar March 22 to April 5: Fostering Political Awareness, Bicycle Issues, And Events To Help Children And Animals Are Just A Few Things Happening This Month.

EDM Festival Will Get Phoenix Dancing In April

Phoenix Lights Festival Will Present Tiesto And Other Electronic Dance Music Performers In Multi-Stage Event.

Downtown Phoenix Hotel Scene Is Thriving

With Tourism Up Thanks To Mega Events Like The Final Four And Super Bowl, Downtown Phoenix Hotel Development Is Back On Track After The Sale Of The Sheraton.

March For Women, Against Keystone, In March

Consciousness Calendar March 9 to 22: From Thought Provoking Lectures To Medical Awareness Events And More, There Is Always A Way To Grow In The Phoenix Metro Area.

Local To Global Leads Upcoming Community Events

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 23 to March 8: There Are Numerous Ways For Those in Phoenix Metro To Get Involved In Events Ranging Focused Upon SIngle Mothers, Animals In Need Or Politics.

AZ Activists Rally To Awaken Sen. Flake On Immigrants, Refugees

In Conjunction With Groups Around The Country, Arizona Activists Are Targeting U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake In Phoenix Tomorrow In An Effort To Get Him Back On Board With Immigration Reform.

Monsanto's AZ GMO Greenhouse Plan Sprouts Opposition

Multinational Corporation Drops Request For A Tax Break From Pima County, But As The Permitting Process Progresses, Activists Begin To Push Back. Hit With New Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

Lawsuits Filed In Arizona And Florida On Behalf Of Florida Abolitionist and The Sojourner Center, Claim The Site Assists Advertisers With Filtering Out Words And Phrases.

Seven Arrested At Phoenix ICE Protest

Led By Community Activist Group Puente, Protesters Ringed Immigration And Customs Enforcement For Hours To Protest The Detainment of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos.

Anti-Trump Events Continue To Roil Phoenix

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 8 to 22: Opposition To President Donald Trump Is Increasing — As Is Awareness On Many Social Justice Issues, Including LBGTQ Youth And The Dakota Access Pipeline.

Phoenix Comicon's Paid Staff Snafu: Good, Bad, Ugly

After A Confusing Month Of Updates And Uncertainty, The Organizers And Heads Of The Annual Phoenix Comicon Have Decided That The Event Will Utilize An All-Paid Staff At All Events In The Future.

Phoenix Travel Ban Protest Grows, Adds Pols

On The Second Day Of Protests At Sky Harbor Airport  On President Trump's Travel Ban, Several Hundred Raised Their Voices To Join Those Around The World.

Phoenix Joins Travel Ban Protests, More To Come

Group Brought Together By Social Media Descends On Sky Harbor Airport Saturday Night To Oppose President Trump's Travel Ban.

How To Handle Trump Dominates Phoenix Events

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 25 to Feb. 8: Political Activism Maintains Its Important Focus In The Phoenix Metro, As Does Cancer Awareness, Vegetarian Meals, The Orlando Massacre And Much More.

Profits Of Policing: $200 Million In Five Years

Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws, Commonly Referred To As RICO, Drive Massive Amounts Of Cash And Property To Law Enforcement With Little Oversight On Spending.

Celebrate MLK - Trump Inspires March, Vigil

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 11 to 25: There Are Many Great Avenues To Expand Your Consciousness, But Most Will Likely Be Consumed With The Slain Civil Rights Leader And The New President.

Five Points on The Border Wall

Cost, Difficulty, Environment, Not Wanted By Border Residents, Won't Do Any Good Anyway Are The Five Points, But There Is Much More To The Discussion.

Modern Times Magazine's Arizona Prime Cuts 2016

In Our Local Part Of The World, Readers Swoon When A Mega-Star Visits, Pokémon Go-s, Plus-Size Beauties Take Center Stage And Trump Stokes His Arizona Supporters.

The Arrival Of 2017 Stirs Renewed Activism

Consciousness Calendar Dec. 28 to Jan. 11: With Holiday Merriment Winding Down, Many are looking at ways to get involved In The Phoenix Metro, Including Fundraisers, Community, Cleanups And Much More.

Phoenix Metro Set To Protest Trump On Dec. 19

Consciousness Calendar Dec. 14 to 28:  Also, A Phoenix Children's Hospital Fundraising Gala, Another Fundraiser For Pets As Well As A Few Film Screenings Highlights This Collection Of Thought-Provoking Events.

Women Leaders Of PHX Media Talk Gender, Truth

YWCA’s Women In Media Panel, Featuring Anita Helt, Mi-Ai Parrish and Ilana Lowery, Discuss Fake News, The Glass Ceiling And The Realities Of Reporting In The Post-Election World.

Alamo Drafthouse: A Film, Food Nexus In Phoenix

Austin, Texas based theater chain hits Arizona with promises of first-run and classic films blended with a first-class theater experience, and topped off by food, drink and fun.

Activism, Enlightenment Emerge Before Holidays

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 30 to Dec. 14: It's An Especially Busy Time Of The Year Heading Into December, Including Protests Against DAPL To Remembering AIDS Victims And A Fundraiser For A Children's Hospital.

SB 1070 Author Kobach Aids Trump With Wall, Registry

Kobach Says He Has Trump's Ear And He Believes The New Regime Could Move Forward With Construction On The Border Wall Without Congressional Approval As He Also Drafts A Proposal For A Muslim Registry.

Mexico, U.S. Relations Take Center Stage In Arizona

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 16 to 30: Sustainable Food, A Human Rights Poetry Slam, The Guerilla Girls And A Turkey Trot Benefit For Kids Plus Many More Consciousness-Raising events In the Phoenix Metro.

Trump Dashes American Dream For Migrants

In Border Towns In Arizona, Some Will Still Cross To Be Reunited With Their Families, But Others Think The Perils Of A New Immigration Policy Will Force Them To Endure Current Conditions in Latin America.

Political Profundity: Trump Wins?!

The shocker of the new millennium is the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, but not far behind for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona, is the defeat of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arizona DOC Aids B of A In Fleecing Former Inmates

A U.S. District Court Complaint Filed Thursday Alleges The State Of Arizona’s Exclusive Deal With Bank of America Allowed The Banking Giant To Impose Prohibited Fees On Released Inmates By Exploiting A Loophole.

U.S. President, Arizona Senate Debate Special

Karen Weil and John Guzzon talk the second debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as well as the only debate between Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Sen. John McCain.

Phoenix Fashion Week Is Haute Couture

People May Not Currently Feel That Phoenix Is Synonymous With Fashion, But A Squadron Of Designers And Fashionistas Will Use The Oct. 13 to 15 Event To Change Perceptions.

October Is The Time For Politics

Consciousness Calendar Oct. 5 to 19: It's Not JUST Halloween Season -- This Month Brings Us Numerous Arizona State House Debates, And Discussions On Climate Change And Terrorism.

Rock On With Joe Lopez

Take a trip down a lane filled with guitars, hair and much more as rock journalism legend Joe Lopez talks Kiss, Jason Newsted, Ritchie Blackmore and UK rock.

What's New For Arizona State Fair In 2016?

Beyond The Typical Fair Attractions Like Rides, Food, Animal Petting And People Watching, There Are Quite A Few New Attractions, And Others That Are A Bit Skewed From Years Past.

The First Presidential Debate: Clinton v. Trump

Karen Weil, John Guzzon talk about first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump including sound bites and clips.

Summertime, And Getting Involved Is Easy…

Consciousness Calendar Aug. 24 to Sept. 7: Helping Dolphins, Giving To Local Charities, Changing The Prison System And How Boys Cope In A Complicated Age — It’s All On The Docket In Late August.

Politics, Profits, Stir A Push For Federal Land Transfers

Some States — Including Arizona — Are Looking For Ways To Hasten Private Business Control Over Some Of The 640 Million Acres Of Federally Controlled Lands In The Western U.S.

Podcast - Summer Movie Wrap-Up

Ryan Scott sits down once again with local film buff A.M. Rogers to discuss the summer movie season, and what to look forward to this upcoming fall.

Can McCain Win One Last Senate Race?

John McCain Is Seeking A Sixth Term — Which If Completed Will Make Him The Longest Serving Senator From Arizona After Only Carl Hayden — But He First Must Get Past Kelli Ward and Ann Kirkpatrick.

Journo Roundtable On Presidential Race, AZ Senate and Marijuana Legalization

On this episode of the Modern Times Podcast, John Guzzon and Karen Weil talk about the battle for the White House And Arizona's U.S. Senate seat as well as marijuana legalization in Arizona.

Election Season Heats Up In The Phoenix Metro

Consciousness Calendar Aug. 10 to 24: Featured Are Election-Related Events But Also Forums On Sex Assaults, The Vaccination Controversy And The True Costs Of Buying Low-Cost Clothing, Among Others.

Podcast - Jane N The Jungle

On this episode of the Modern Times Podcast, Ryan Scott sits down with members of from Arizona band Jane N The Jungle to talk about women in music, touring, and their new album.

Penzone, Gary Johnson, And More In AZ Politics

Consciousness Calendar July 27 to Aug. 10: There Are Heavy Topics, Including A Clean Elections Commission Meeting, Marijuana Legalization Legal Hearing, Honoring Milton Friedman And Much More.

Podcast - John and Karen Talk RNC, DNC

The Trump Show Over, Clinton and Company Get Going: Two political junkies discuss the highlights and lowlights of the GOP convention and preview the Democratic convention.

The Modern Times Podcast With Guest Michael Zimmerlich

Talking The Phoenix Metro Music Scene: A Guy Who Writes Not Only For MTM But Also For Other Publications (We're Happy For Him), RYAN SCOTT, Speaks With The President Of 80-20 Records, Michael Zimmerlich.

Camelback Sit-In At 8 P.M., Police Reach Out

Consciousness Calendar July 13 to 27: As The Political Season Heats Up, Hopefuls And Incumbents Alike Hold Events; Also Catch Fundraisers, Remember A Young Girl Or Volunteer At A Food Bank.

Editor-At-Large Ryan Scott Interviews Local Film Buff

With The Year About Half Gone (And The Box Office Summer Season Nearly Concluded), Mr. Scott Sits Down With Local Film Buff A.M. Rogers For A Mid 2016 Film Recap.

July 4 Events In The Phoenix Metro

Arizonans Can Begin Celebrating Independence Day As Early As July 1 At These Events In Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler And Other Valley Cities.

No More Deaths Offers Aid To Migrants

Consciousness Calendar July 1 To July 21: Featured Is A Meeting To Discuss Humanitarian Aid For Migrants, But Also LGBTQ Consortium Training, St. Mary’s Food Bank Volunteer Time And More.

The Modern Times Podcast With Special Guest Joe Lopez

On this episode of the Modern Times Podcast, John Guzzon talks with Joe Lopez about music, heavy metal and more things music.

The Modern Times Podcast On Arizona's Water And Nestle's Bottling Plant

On this episode of the Modern Times Podcast, Ryan Scott, John Guzzon, and Karen Weil sit down to discuss Arizona's water and Nestle's bottling plant as well as Circus protests.

Trump To Stump In Phoenix Saturday

The Vitriolic East Coast Businessman Turned TV Personality, Turned Presidential Candidate, Will Bring His Brash, Controversial Ways To Veterans Memorial Coliseum June 18, Counter Protest At Encanto Park.

Circus Comes To PHX Sans Elephants, Protests Persist

Consciousness Calendar June 15 To 30: Featured Is A Stream Of Protests At The Ringling Bros. Circus, But Also The Roasting Of A Congressman, World Refugee Day, Food Drive And More.

How To Survive The Summer In PHX Without AC

Even Though All Of The Options Are Definitely Not Great, They Might Just Be The Only Thing That Will Save Residents Of The Phoenix Metro If For One Reason Or The Other They Don’t Have Air Conditioning.

The Modern Times Podcast On Video Game Development

Interviewing staff from Phoenix-metro based Razor Edge Games about their upcoming release, Epocylipse the After Fall.

Phoenix Comicon 2016: Good, Bad And Sweaty

With The Con Hangover Just Receding, Pick Up The Bottle Of Fun One More Time And Relive Some Of The Highlights, Lowlights And Regular Lights From Phoenix Nerd Central.

Farm Life In The City? Welcome To Agritopia

In The Gilbert Area Of The Phoenix Metro, Agritopia Is Creating An Agrihood, Which Is A Suburban Neighborhood Planned Around A Working Farm.

Our Shiny New Thing: Modern Times Podcast

Catch Our First Edition Of All Things Modern Times In Our Debut Podcast, And Subscribe To The Feed Via ITunes, Google Play Music, SoundCloud Or Any Of Your Favorite Podcasting Apps.

Phoenix Comicon Will Be Hotter Than Ever In 2016

Find Out Everything You Need To Know About Phoenix Comicon 2016 As Comic Books, Collectibles, Cosplay And Much More Come To Downtown Phoenix.

NOW Phoenix To Recognize 50 Years Of Progress

Consciousness Calendar June 2 To 16: A Tribute To Don Bolles, Along With Youth Poetry, Art, A New York Times Critic’s thoughts, Local Politics, Feminist Pioneers And Civic Hacking.

Learn About Islam In PHX, But Dress Conservatively

Consciousness Calendar May 19 To June 2: Featured Is An Islamic Educational Event But Also Featured Are Events Remembering Detainees And A Murdered Reporter.

Miss Plus Size Arizona Graces Phoenix May 15

The Miss Plus Size Arizona Pageant Will Give Eight Contestants The Chance To Share Their Gifts And Passions With The Community At Club Palazzo In Phoenix.

Much More Than The Floor At Phoenix Comicon 2016

Phoenix Comicon's 2016 Lineup Includes Popular Figures From Movies, TV And Comics, Including The Lord Of The Rings' Sean Astin, Star Trek's Gates McFadden, Comic Book Writer George Perez And More.

South Mountain Freeway Heads To Court

Consciousness Calendar May 5 To 19: Featured Is What May Be The Final Battle In The War Against The Highway, But Also There Are Political, Informational And Message Oriented Events.

Star Wars Day: May The Fourth Be With You

The Galaxy Far, Far Away Gets A Little Bit Closer On May 4 As Fans Across The Globe Celebrate Their Favorite Franchise On Star Wars Day.

Free Comic Book Day Hits The Valley On May 7

Comic Book Fans Across Arizona Can Pick Up Free Releases From Independent And Major Publishers Like Marvel, DC And Dynamite On Free Comic Book Day.

Politics, Black Arizona Meet At Conscious Crossroads

Consciousness Calendar April 21 to May 4: Featured Is A Slew Of Political Events As Well As Brown Vs Board of Education Presentations And A Report By The State Of Black Arizona.

Record Store Day To Rock Phoenix On April 16

Fans, Record Purveyors And Honorary Ambassador Metallica Will Celebrate All Things Music On April 16 With Record Store Day Events, Special Releases And More.

Distinguished Author To Speak on Poverty, Profits

Consciousness Calendar April 7 to 20: Featured Is A Lecture On Inner City Poverty And Evictions But Also Available Is A Frank Lloyd Wright Forum, Slam Poetry And Zika Virus Awareness.

Give To Arizona Non-Profits April 5

The Annual 24-Hour Marathon Is Designed To Expand Donations To Groups In Need From Throughout The State And Is Expected To Raise More Than $2 Million.

Combatting Child Sex Trafficking In Arizona

Consciousness Calendar March 23 to April 6: Free Movies For Prop 123, A “Chill” Hacker Meetup, Celebrations Of Beer And Extraterrestrials Are Just A Few Of The Consciousness-Raising Events In The Phoenix Metro.

Phoenix Film Festival Cued Up For Sweet 16

The 16th Annual Phoenix Film Festival Lineup Includes Indie and Sci-Fi Darlings Like Midnight Special, High Rise, Welcome To Happiness And More.

Bernie Sanders Begins The Fight For Arizona

Over 7,000 Supporters Amassed At The Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday To Hear Democratic Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Speak Ahead of Arizona's Primary March 22.

The Imaginarium Of Johnny Depp

The Man Behind Edward Scissorhands And Jack Sparrow Talks Madness, Creativity And More With ASU Origins Project Founder Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Oh And He Also Mentions Donald Trump.

M3F Delivers World-Class Music, Good Times

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival Once Again Made A Super Tasty Arts And Cultural Burrito At Margaret T. Hance Park In Downtown Phoenix.

PHX Theater Guru Saar Honored As He Says Goodbye

Retiring Childsplay Art Director David Saar Reflects On The Theatre, Child Advocacy And The 35th Annual Governor's Arts Awards.

Can Islam Support Humanitarian Efforts?

Consciousness Calendar March 10 to 23: Featured Is A Talk On Islamic Humanitarianism But Also Available Is A Tribute To Activists, And Information On Sustainability, Science, Culture And Race.

Talking Cocktails With Arizona's Best Bartenders

We Caught Up With Top Bartenders From Around The Valley At The Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition At DeSoto Market.

Beck Leads Impressive M3F Lineup

Other National Acts Gracing the McDowell Mountain Music Festival Main Stage Include Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr., Animal Collective, Porter Robinson And Kid Cudi.

BlackArtsMatter Storms The Phoenix Metro

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 24 to March 9: Featured Is A Multi-Day Arts Event, But Also Of Note Is The Local To Global Event, Educational Events And Much More.

The Best Regional Beers In Arizona

A Group Of Beer-Heads Take The Arizona Strong Beer Festival Very Scientifically At The Beginning - Before Ending Up Way Too Buzzed - But Nevertheless Have Named Their Favorites.

Sedona Film Festival Primed For Banner Showing

After More Than Two Decades, The Premier Film Festival In The State Will Once Again Treat Locals And Hollywood-Types To Some Filmatic Gems.

Nonagenarian Artist Defies Age, Stereotypes

The Nearly 100-Year-Old Sun City, Ariz., Resident Has Developed An International Reputation For Using Hand Needle Felting To Create Realistic Works Of Art.

Investigate Life, Or Qatsi Through A Film Trilogy

Consciousness Calendar Feb. 11 to 25: Featured Is A Film Trilogy Exploring Modern Life, But Also In The Spotlight Are Political Events, Public Interest Discussions And Much More.

Sen. McCain's Institute Tackles Info War

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 28 to Feb. 11: Featured Is An Information War Discussion, But Also Highlighted Is Police Accountability, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Fundraising, Women of Color In Politics, Citizenship Forum, More.

Arizonans Decry Move To Limit Videotaping Of Cops

Sen. John Kavanagh Has Introduced A Bill That Will Make It A Crime For Anyone To Record Police Within 20 Feet, But A Professor Says SB 1054 Is Likely Unconstitutional And At Best, Redundant.

Cobra Arcade Bar Is Gaming Nerd-Vana

The Newest Addition To The Downtown Nightlife Scene Delivers Videogame-Themed Booze, Classic Titles and Affordable Gaming.

The Phoenix Metro Goes All-In To Celebrate MLK

Consciousness Calendar Jan. 13 to 27: Featured Are Martin Luther King Celebrations But Also Highlighted Are Indian Nations And Tribes Legislative Day, Voting Awareness And Economic Forecasts.

Modern Times Magazine's Arizona Prime Cuts 2015

The Most Read Arizona Stories Of The Year Include The End Of A Political Era, Marijuana, Roosevelt Row, The Super Bowl, Video Games, Whiteness, Bernie Sanders And More.

Arizona Legislature Goes To Work Jan. 11

The Perhaps Most Enigmatic Of All State Legislatures Will Soon Begin Its Annual Attempt At Lawmaking, And The Introduced Bills So Far Point To Yet Another Session Filled With Hijinks And Controversy.

Can Syrians Find Refuge In The Phoenix Metro?

Despite The Rhetoric, Refugees Are Not Only In Need Of New Places To Live, But Must Pass Rigorous Screening Processes To Be Granted A Visa To The Land Of The Free.

Give Back This Holiday Season In The PHX Metro

Consciousness Calendar Dec. 16 to 30: Featured Is The Tonic Of Ebeneezer Scrooge But Also There Is Job Training, A Right-Wing Political Event And Some Other Interesting Nuggets.

Developers Reimagine Phoenix Metro Malls

With The Passage Of Time And Caused By Shifting Demographics And Buying Habits, Many Shopping Malls Throughout The Phoenix Metro Are Being Targeted For New, Multi-Use Renovations.

Reindeer Hustle Raises Funds For Kids In Need

Consciousness Calendar Dec. 2 To 16: Featured Is A Fundraiser For New Horizon Youth Homes, But Also Featured Are Documentary Screenings, A Gun Violence Vigil And An Appearance By Grant Woods.

Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest Is Back With A Force

The Winter Production Of Phoenix Comicon Will Be Back At University Of Phoenix Stadium In Early December With A Focus On Star Wars Including A Much Anticipated BB-8 Obstacle Course.

Group Seeks Boycott Of Black Thursday

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 19 to Dec. 3: Featured Is A Thanksgiving Boycott, But Also Featured Are An Immigration Gathering, Educational Events And A Documentary Screening.

When Arizonans Flout Their Whiskers

The Canyon State Beard Club Hosts A Bearding Competition In Mesa That Highlights The Re-Emergence Of Facial Hair And The Entertaining Men And Women Who Like To Show Their Growth Off.

Grand Ave. Festival Brings Art To The Masses

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 5 to 19: Also Featured Is Marches For Veterans, Wage Equality, A Midtown Urban Tour And Much More.

Food Is The Best Ride At Arizona State Fair

Beyond The Traditional Deep Fried Favorites, There Are Also Some Healthy Options At This Year's Fair, Including A Salad And Some Low-Carb Options, Too.

Arizona State Fair 2015: Born To Be Bopping

In The Next Few Weeks, Throngs Of Residents Of The Phoenix Metro And The Grand Canyon State Will Scream, Laugh, Dance, Smile, Eat And Generally Be Merry Along McDowell Road And 19th Avenue.

National Day Of Climate Action Also Hits PHX Oct. 14

Featured Are A Candlelight Vigil For Climate Day Of Actions As Well As Protests Over Joe Arpaio, An Eye Contact Event, Rainbow Festival And Many Other Thought Provoking Events.

More Arizonans Face Unemployment

Despite National Trends That Reveal A Growing Economy, Arizonans Have Experienced Renewed Challenges In The Job Market As Unemployment Rate Rises.

Talk Black Lives Matter Oct. 6 At ASU

Consciousness Calendar Sept. 23 to Oct. 7: Speak To An On-Stage Activist, Academics, But Also Featured Are History, Culture, Nature, And Community Events.

Amnesty International Tempe Hosts Event Sept. 20

Featured Is A Human Rights Event, But Also Included Are Networking Mixers, A Cannabis Discussion, Constitution Day Events And Much More.

Maker Movement Continues To Grow In Phoenix Metro

As More Cities And Entrepreneurs See The Benefits Of Utilizing The Strengths Of Hackerspace Environments, Collaborative Environments Continue To Innovate And Inspire.

Cannabis Legalization Rally Set To Spark Sept. 3

Featured Is A Gathering In Support Of Marijuana Legalization, But Don’t Miss The Rest Of The Events: Including Art Sharing, Immigrant And Prison Rights As Well As A Free Dental Day.

Will Guayule Rubber Be A Boom Or Bust For Arizona?

After More Than A Century, The Desert Shrub May Soon Be Ready To Contribute Its Rubber To Automobile Tires And Possibly Other Applications With Arizona As The Nexus.

Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert At Crescent

Featured Is A Musical Gathering To Battle Suicide, Also, Homeless Activism, Job Skill Training, And A Celebration Of Women's Suffrage.

Video Game Expo Set To Buzz In Mesa

Vendors, Free Video Games, Auctions And RetroFest, An Homage To PowerFest Are Some Of The Biggest Highlights Of The Aug. 28 to 30 Event.

Neurologic Music Therapy Finds Rhythm In Phoenix

Founder Of Neurologic Music Therapy Services Of Arizona Discusses The Development and Burgeoning Acceptance Of The Treatment Used To Help Patients Suffering From Autism, Parkinson's And More.

Jimmy Carter Makes Arizona Visit To Sell Books

Consciousness Calendar July 29 to Aug. 12: Featured Is A Phoenix Metro Visit By A Former U.S. President, But Also A Food Not Bombs Musical Gathering, A Transit Information Meeting And More.

Bernie Sanders, Netroots Nation Invade Phoenix

Consciousness Calendar July 15 to 29: Featured Is A Gathering Of Progressives And A Celebration Of A Community Organization, As Well As Gun Violence Prevention, Community Performances And More.

Phoenix Metro Art Institutions Poised For Change

Three Of The Most Well-Known And Renowned Art Institutions Have New Leadership With Designs On Bringing The Arts To Modern Audiences.

July 4 Events In The Phoenix Metro

Interesting, Yet Relative Unknown Trivia About July 4 As Well As A Sampling Of Some Of The Biggest And Best Things To Do Over The Independence Day Weekend.

Local Business Tips July 8 At ThirdSpace

Consciousness Calendar July 1 to 16: Featured Is A Presentation To Help Local Business Grow In Arizona But Also Featured Are Celebrations Of Women, Networking Events, Art Tours And Neighborhood Workshops.

Celebrating Independents Week June 27 Through July 5

Consciousness Calendar June 17 to July 1: Featured Is A Celebration Of Local And Independent Business. Also Community Gatherings, Documentary Screenings, Food Events And More.

Young Democrats Of AZ Set For Phoenix Gathering

Featured Is A Gathering Of Young Democrats But Also Included Is A Woman Awards Ceremony, Documentary Screenings, Marijuana Legalization Discussion And Much More.

Thousands Plan To March Against Monsanto In Arizona

More Than 4,000 Are Expected In Tempe, Along With 1,000 In Tucson As Well As Other Groupings In Flagstaff And Sierra Vista, To Decry The Policies Of The Long-Tenured Chemical Giant.

Underground Publishers Set To Gather In Phoenix

Featured Is An Independent Publishers Convention But Also Highlighted Are Community Gatherings, Benefit Concerts, Protests, A Discussion On Our Water Future And Much More.

Rand Paul To Visit ASU May 8

Consciousness Calendar May 6 to May 20: Featured Is A Visit By Rand Paul To ASU But Also Included Is Workplace Health Lectures, Local Business Awards And Much More.

Cannabis Debate Set To Spark In Phoenix April 29

Consciousness Calendar April 22 to May 6: Featured Is An Organized Debate On The Topic Of Cannabis But Also Included Is Voter Registration Education, Help For The Homeless And Much More.

Free Comic Book Day Returns To The Valley On May 2

Comic Book Fans Will Get The Chance To Visit Their Favorite Shops On May 2 To Grab Some Free Comic Books And A Whole Lot More.

Phoenix Pride Festival Begins April 11

Featured Is An Annual Festival For The LGBTQ Community But Also Included Are Ways To Raise Money For Charity, Help The Homeless And An Earth Day Celebration.

Record Store Day Set To Spin The Phoenix Metro April 18

The Worldwide Celebration Of All Things Vinyl Led By This Year’s Ambassador, Dave Grohl, Will Be Bigger And Louder In 2015, As Locations Across The State Will Welcome Audiophiles And Music Lovers Alike.

Take Back The Night Friday In Downtown Phoenix

The Grassroots Movement Take Back The Night Is Coming To Downtown Phoenix On April 3 To Bring Light To Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Issues.

Phoenix Film Festival Is More Than Just Movies

The 15th Phoenix Film Festival Kicked Off Its Eight Day Run On Thursday And The First Weekend Brought Animal Docs, Auctions, Indie Comedies and Much More To The Tables Of Local Film Lovers And Creators.

Arizona Gives Day: Focus On Nonprofits April 7

Featured Is a Statewide, Online Donation Event For Nonprofits. Also Included Is a Gender Equality Event, A Talk On How To Enjoy Your Life, Community Gatherings and More.

Phoenix Comicon Preps New Downtown Invasion

After a Record Setting Year of Attendance in 2014, Phoenix Comicon is Coming Back to Downtown Phoenix May 28 to 31 With Even Bigger Names And Perhaps Crowds That Exceed 100,000.

Bitcoin Summit At Sheraton Crescent Hotel On Pi Day

March 11 to 25: Featured Is a Summit for Bitcoin Users and Merchants, But Also Highlighted Are Committee Meetings, Healthcare Information, Democratic Women's Protests and More.

Thousands Expected To Protest Education Funding Cuts

The Liquor-Based Offshoot Of The Devoured Phoenix Culinary Event Spotlights Some Of The Best Drink-Makers In The Phoenix Metro Who, Like The Attendees, All Went Home As Winners.

An Artistic Life: Talking With Taylor Jensen

Longtime Phoenix-Metro Artist Talks Mentors, Procuring Shows, Living As An Artist, Music, And How He Is Writing A Children's Book In Part To Make His Mother Have Something To Brag About At Work.

Peace Fair And Music Fest Set To Rock Tucson

Featured Is A Free Fair and Music Festival, But Also Highlighted Are Various Committee Meetings, Civic Leadership Discussions, A Chance To Meet Author Philip Connors and More.

Young Americans For Liberty Will Host Event At ASU

Featured Is A Meeting Of The Young Americans For Liberty, But Also Highlighted Are Wilderness Graffiti Volunteering, City Of Phoenix Workshops, Political Discussions and Much More.

Roosevelt Row Denizens Fight Inevitable Progress

More Than A Decade After The Downtown Phoenix Neighborhood Began Its Revival By Utilizing Unique Architecture And The Passions Of Local Artists, Deep-Pocketed Developers Are Eying The Area For An Overhaul.

The Projection Bombing Of Super Bowl 49

Local Artist Collective Onomoly Merges Technology And Artistic Statement To Create Free Speech Platform For Phoenix Residents Stifled By The Big Game.

Arizona Legislature Convenes Amid Cloudy Budget Forecast

With An Entirely New Lineup Among The Elected Leadership Positions — Gov. Ducey, Speaker of the House Gowan and Senate President Biggs — Challenges Will Test Opening Proposals To Meet Budget Requirements.

Arizona And Local Prime Cuts 2014

From Political Tidbits And Issues That Caught The Attention Of Most Of The State To Information And Coverage Of Popular Events, Modern Times Magazine Reflected A Diverse, Energetic Population.

Ashley Naftule On How To Avoid The Performance Rut

One Of Phoenix's Oddest And Most Over The Top Performance Artists Talks About Getting Started, Past, Characters, Some Awful Early Performances, And How To Keep It Fresh.

Brisbon Shooting Response Continues To Roil In Phoenix

After Nearly A Week Of Marches And Protests, Local Residents Took A Night Off Wednesday, But All Indications Point Toward A Long, Drawn-Out Campaign To Change The Way Communities Are Kept Safe.

Mesa Grad School To Host Creative Writing Conference

Wilkes University, A New Entrant Into The Phoenix Metro Education Landscape, Is Highlighting Their Creative Writing Graduate Program With An Open-To-The Public Creative Writing Conference And An All-Collegiate Poetry Slam.

Phoenix Marchers Rile First Friday, Decry Police Violence

Phoenix-Metro Residents Including Some Who Marched Thursday, Anarchists And Downtown Residents, Marched Up And Down Roosevelt Street Before Being Stopped By Police In Riot Gear On Their Way To Police Headquarters.

Creator Of New Bio Discusses The Infamous Jack Durant

The Phoenix Metro Filmmaker And His Production Company, Running Wild Films, Have Been Working On The Production For The Past Two Years And Are About To Begin Filming In Arizona’s Capitol With Hollywood Talent.

The Marvel Universe Is Set To Save The Phoenix Metro

Black Panthers, Black Widows And She-Hulks, Oh My: The Marvel Experience Brings One-Of-A-Kind Technology And The Earth's Mightiest Heroes Together For A Once In A Lifetime Superhero Extravaganza At Salt River Fields.

Marvel Experience Contest Deadline Extended To Dec. 12

Modern Times Magazine Is Teaming Up With The Marvel Experience To Give One Lucky Writer The Chance To Earn Two Free Tickets To The World Preview Event By Submitting An Original Piece Of Micro-Fiction Before Dec. 5.

Arizona GOP Wins 2014 Battle, Preps For 2016 War

Republicans Continued Their National Win Streak In Arizona To Nab The State’s Executive Seats, But Democrats Still Manage To Celebrate Thanks To Wins By Gallego, Sinema and Kirkpatrick.

The Night Porsha O. Stole The Show

At The Finals Of The Individual World Poetry Slam 2014 in Phoenix, A Bevy Of Talented, Enthusiastic And Bold Performers Took The Stage To Say Their Piece And Entertain The Crowd But One Woman Grabbed The Room By The Collar And Slammed IT Into Submission.

Rides + Music + Games = Arizona State Fair

The Equation Adds Up Every year As Millions Head To The State Fairgrounds For A Summer (Or Autumn) Tradition To Walk The Midway, Eat, People Watch And More With Friends And Family.

Electrical Magic: Long Live The Firehouse

Thanks To An Incredibly Successful IndieGoGo Campaign, The Firehouse Will Be Able To Afford To Make Its City Of Phoenix Mandated Electrical Upgrades But They Are Still In Need Of Financial Support Heading Into Share Fire Festival.

Woodstock: The Festival That Changed The World

Phoenix Center For The Arts Shows The Documentary Film Of One Of The Most Famous Cultural Events Of All Time To Celebrate The 45-Year Anniversary Of The Festival That Changed Music And The World.

Second Annual Film Festival Comes To Welcome Diner

Kitchy Downtown Eatery Hopes To Beat The Summer Slump With Short Film Contest — No More Than Three Minutes Total — Featuring Specially Selected Props And A Some Special Lines Of Dialogue.

Phoenix Set To Host Copper State Poetry Slam

For The Second Year In A Row, The Capital Of Arizona Will Be The Center Of The State's Spoken Word Universe When Downtown Phoenix Hosts The State Championship Of Slam Poetry.

Flagstaff: More Than Just Cooler Than Phoenix

No Matter What Interests — Or Budget — A Traveller Might Have, Flagstaff Has A Plethora Of Local Activities Along With Many Others Within A One-Hour Drive That Make It A Great Place To Escape Summer Temperatures.

Consciousness Calendar July 1 to 15

Midsummer In The Phoenix Metro Means There Are Some Literally Hot Events, Including Gatherings Of Right And Left-Wing Activists As Well As Ways To Expand What We Think We Know.

July 4th Events In The Phoenix Metro

A Sampling Of Some Of The Biggest And Best Things To Do Over The Independence Day Weekend As Well As Some Interesting, Yet Relatively Unknown, Trivia.

Consciousness Calendar June 24 to July 8

As Summer Gets Into Full Swing, Independence Day Brings A PALS Protest At The Circus, Local Anarchists Hosting A Documentary, All While The Primary Election Looms Ever Nearer.

Made In The Shade Beer Festival A Sudsy Good Time

While The Event Was As Good As Ever — Featuring Cool Temperatures, Plenty Of Beer And Good Music — The V.I.P. Section Was Just A Bit Too Costly For Very Little Return.

The Future Of Electric Power Is Buzzing In Arizona

As Small And Private Solar Generation Becomes Increasingly Widespread, Public Utilities And The Arizona Corporation Are Taking Aim At New Regulations That May Also Include Fuel Cells, Batteries And Other Technologies.

Consciousness Calendar June 17 to July 1

Featured This Week Is HIV Testing Day, A Consciousness Raising Event On Race In America, World Refugee Day, As Well As An Immigration And Worker Rally.

Beers, Brews, And Cool Arizona Breezes

Flagstaff’s Made In The Shade Beer Tasting Festival Does More than Provide A Respite From The Central And Southern Arizona Heat, It Also Raises Money For A Good Cause.

Consciousness Calendar June 10 to 24

June’s Heat Will Continue To Envelope The Phoenix Metro As Consciousness Raising Events Continue Unabated, Including LUNAFEST, A Demonstration Against Planned Parenthood And A Homelessness Fundraiser.

Fight Against Urban Camping Continues In Phoenix

Ballot Initiative And A Street Newspaper Are Being Organized By The Phoenix Campaign To Legalize Urban Kamping In Hopes Of Ending Ordinance That Makes It A Crime To Be Homeless.

Consciousness Calendar May 27 to June 10

Summer Is Full-Steam Ahead With Activities That Include Progressive Advocacy Training, Non-Governmental Organization and Public Wayfinding Events, Community Gardening And More.

Arizona Prison Theater Project Ponders Hard Time

ASU Graduate Student Julie Rada Works With A Group Of First Time Offenders And The Result Is A Self-Scripted Work That Uses Dreams To Help Inmates Realize Brighter Tomorrows.

Thousands Expected To March Against Monsanto In Tempe

The Third Annual Protest Of The Agrichemical Company — And World’s Largest Seed Supplier — Will Be Held In And Around Downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue District Saturday Morning.

Consciousness Calendar May 20 To June 3

Featured Is A Gathering Of Experts And Policy Wonks From Throughout The Globe Which Will Descend On Scottsdale; Also Featured Are Protests, Marches And Educational Gatherings Galore.

Will Phoenix Comicon Sell-Out In 2014?

Due To Concerns From The Phoenix Fire Marshal, Phoenix Comicon Puts Caps On Attendance This Year And May Have To Turn Away Those Relying On Buying Memberships On-Site.

Channeling The Authors Of The U.S. Constitution

Timothy Sandefur, Lead Attorney For The Pacific Legal Foundation's Economic Liberty Project, Warns That Progressive Government Was Not The Intent Of The Founding Fathers At A Goldwater Institute Luncheon.

Memorial Day Events In The Phoenix Metro

Originally Began In The Aftermath Of The Civil War, Memorial Day Remembers The Eternal Sacrifices Thousands Have Made In Military Action On Behalf of The People Of The United States.

Salmon and Sinema Provide Sneak-Peek At 2014 Election

Amongst The Members Of The East Valley Partnership In Mesa Earlier This Week, U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon and Kyrsten Sinema Discussed The Issues That Will Likely Dominate The Arizona Political Landscape in 2014.

Consciousness Calendar May 13 To 27

May Concludes With Several Memorial Day Events, The 2nd Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies, The Harvey Milk Passion And Politics Brunch, And The 2014 March Against Monsanto.

Donate To Phoenix Food Banks At The Mailbox This Saturday

In The Extension Of A Tradition Began Nearly 40 Years Ago In The Phoenix Metro, Letter Carriers Across The Country Will Collect Food Left At Post Boxes On May 10.

Debating The U.S. Constitution

The Modified Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Between A Constitutionalist And A Democrat Was Sponsored By The Conservative Business League; Another Is Scheduled For May 13 In Casa Grande.

Sex Trafficking Recruitment Goes Social

Social Media And Crossover Publications From Major Media Companies Are Among The Tools Which Profiteers Of Sex Trafficking Use To Lure Their Victims.

Sex Trafficking Thrives In The Phoenix Metro

Although Next Year's Super Bowl In Glendale Adds Lumens To The Spotlight, Sex Trafficking Still Can (And Does) Happen In Phoenix, And Unfortunately Teens Are Most At Risk.

Northwest Snowpack Grows, But Southwest Remains Dry

Early April Is The Transition Period From Snow Accumulation To Snowmelt, And The Month’s Forecast Is Important For Water Supply Planning In The Region.

Secretary Of Navy Talks Energy Security At ASU Event

Secretary Ray Mabus Discusses The Department Of Defense’s Plan To Increase Its Renewable Energy Use By At Least Half By 2020, And The Navy’s Collaborative Research With Universities And Other Agencies.

Earth Day 2014 Events In The Phoenix Metro

From Scottsdale To Mesa And Tempe To Glendale, The Metropolitan Area Will Host A Variety Of Events Designed To Celebrate Earth Day Including A Downtown Celebration, A Soccer Tournament And Poetry Readings.

Maricopa County Fair Revs Funtime Throttle For 2014

Traditional County Fair Hallmarks — Music, Games, Rides And Livestock Shows — Form The Bedrock Of This Year’s Event, But Highlights Also Include Monster Truck Mayhem And Discounts For Students And Teachers.

Birthday Suit Burlesque Hosts Anniversary TONIGHT!

One Of The Best Troupes In The Phoenix Metro Will Celebrate Their Third Year Of Exciting And Entertaining Fans At Their New Home — Last Exit Live.

Live From Devoured Phoenix

Modern Times Magazine Contributor Wayne Schutsky Shares All Of The Tempting And Delightful Culinary Treats From The Annual Phoenix Showcase.

The Culinary Return Of Devoured Phoenix

Although It May Be Sold Out Already, Those Without Tickets Can Follow The Happenings As Modern Times Magazine Contributor Wayne Schutsky Will Provide Live Updates That Will Likely Get Readers Salivating.

Employers Worry About MMJ Workers

Featured Is The Local To Global Justice Festival, But Also Of Note Is That  Springtime Is Welcomed By The Inaugural Sustainability Festival, And That The Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots Will Hold A Conference Downtown.

Old Facilities, Older Rivers, And Arizona Water

Legislation Pending At The State Capitol Supports Bringing The Yuma Desalting Project Back Online, But The Federal Government Says That’s Not The Answer.


23rd UFO Congress Brings Experts Such As Coast To Coast AM Jock George Noory, NASA Astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover, Theologian Ted Peters, Crop Circle Filmmaker Patty Greer, And Sasquatch Researcher Kewaunee Lapseritis.

R Mario's First Friday Feast

Downtown Phoenix’s Chef Mario Has Thrown The Best All-Night, After First Friday Gathering Of The Phoenix Arts Community For The Past Five Years But He Feeds The Arts In More Ways Than One.

Cannabis Anti-Prohibitionists Huddle Over Strategy

On Wednesday, The Phoenix Cannabis Coalition’s February Meeting Covered Its Platform About Law Enforcement, Legislation, Medicine, The Courts, The Prison Industrial Complex, Politics, Labor, And Liberty.

Arizona Politics, Where Cash Is King

Lawmakers, Elections Officials, And Analysts Discuss The Notion Of Money As A Form Of Political Speech And Its Effects On Voter Power And Candidate Ballot Access.

Success Forces New Home For Golden Gnome Slamoff

Phoenix Poetry Slam Championship Trades Lawn Gnome For The Phoenix Center For The Arts: Those Who Place In The Top Four Spots Will Represent Phoenix At The National Competition In Oakland.

Phoenix Metro Consciousness Calendar 1/28 To 2/11

Forthcoming Events Include Humane Lobby Day, Regional Homeless Count, Arizona Advocacy Network’s Annual Day Of Action, And The Four Chambers Press Open Auditions For the Spring And Summer Seasons.

Phoenix Metro Consciousness Calendar 1/21 To 2/4

Ecology, Religion, Socio-Economics, Homelessness, Alternative Energy, Meditation, Water, Indigenous Peoples, And The Bard Himself Are Among The Upcoming Local Smorgasbord Of Conscientiousness: Go Go Go!

PTSD Denied As Medicinal Cannabis Condition

Arizona Department Of Health Publishes Its Mid-Year Review; Other Conditions Denied Status Include Migraine Headaches And Depression.

Brewer Flushes CPS As AZ Legislature Reconvenes

Governor’s State-Of-The-State Speech To The Arizona Legislature Sends Business-Friendly Messages, Requests Legislative Support To Interdict Human Trafficking, And Sets Bar For Mental Health Policy.

AZ Legislature Convenes: Live

The Arizona Legislature Convenes In Phoenix Today And Modern Times Magazine Is On The Scene With Up To The Minute Updates.

Mesa Mayor Enters The Fray For Governor

'Pragmatic Republican' Scott Smith Will Resign His Municipal Duties This Spring; GOP Nominee Enters Crowded Primary Field As The Early Front-Runner To Face Unopposed Democrat Fred Duval.

Popular Bartenders In The Phoenix Metro Set For Battle

The Devoured Phoenix Annual Bartending Competition Will Feature Seven Local Bartenders, Media Celebrities And Three Live Acoustic Sets At The Crescent Ballroom.

Ten Arizona Schools Selected For $21K Battle

The Schools Selected As Finalists In The Bookmans School Challenge Will Now Create Videos With The $15,000 Overall Winner Decided By Popular Vote — Runners-up Will Each Win $3,000.

Newly Formed Phoenix City Council Basks In Hope

Newly Elected Kate Gallego And Laura Pastor, and Re-Elected Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring Spoke At An Inaugural Event In Downtown Phoenix On Thursday.

Bombshell Bills Have Yet To Be Detonated At AZ Legislature

As The Second Session Of The 51st State Legislature Arrives, Highlights From The Pre-Filed, Early-bird Bills Include Lobbying Disclosure, Residential Mortgages, Urban Growth, Nutrition And Sustainable Energy In Schools.

Arizona/Local Prime Cuts 2013

Crowning The List Of Modern Times Magazine’s Top Arizona Stories From 2013 Is An Exploration Of The Annual Veterans Day Parade Brouhaha, Several Activist And Protest Related Events As Well As A Little Something Known As Phabulous Phoenix.

Phabulous Phoenix Awards 2013

Modern Times Magazine Presents The Phabulous Phoenix Awards: A Celebration Of Great Places That Help Define The Phoenix Metro As Multidimensional And A Highly Livable Metropolis.

ASU Doctoral Candidate By Day, Darkwave DJ By Night

Arizona State University Teaching Associate Rob Poe Wears Many Different Hats Throughout The Week: From Teacher To Student To DJ To Anarchist To Muay Thai Fighter.

Phoenix Lands 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam

Aaron Johnson, Owner Of Lawn Gnome Publishing, Provides A Glimpse Into The Collection Of Poetry-Themed Events That Will Consume The Phoenix Metro In October 2014.

Flagstaff Is Site Of Regional Conference Of Radicals

The, A Fire On The Mountain: Anti-Colonial and Anarchist Bookfair, Will Be Held This Weekend In Northern Arizona For Idea Sharing, Education, And Entertainment.

The Unfortunate Case Of The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

New Parade Sponsor, Honoring Arizona's Veterans, And The Phoenix Chapter Of Veterans For Peace, Have Battled To A Stalemate With The End Result Being That The Entire Community Loses.

Rides + Concerts + Games = Arizona State Fair

Head On Down To The State Fairgrounds For A Summer (Or Autumn In Arizona) Tradition That Includes Concerts From Snoop Lion And ZZ Top As Well As Demolition Derby And Other Standard Fair Faire.

Opponents Of U.S. Action In Syria Gather In Tempe

Less Than 100 Participate In An Organically-Created Community Discussion About The Potential U.S Military Action In Syria As Well As A March Down Mill Ave. Saturday Night.

Syrian Military Action Protesters To Gather In Tempe Tonight

Several Hundred Are Expected Along Mill Avenue This Evening, Aiming To Raise Public Displeasure Over Looming Military Action Against The Assad Regime.

Gathering Justice For Arizona

The Unique Event Aspires To Be More Than Just Another Lecture Event, But One That Gathers Together People And Their Opinions In Order To Foster Discussion.

Arizona Could Be First To OK Marijuana For Depression

The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Review Petitions To Add Three New Debilitating Conditions — Depression, Migraines, And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder To The Medical Marijuana Program.

Arizona Accepting Petitions To Expand Medical Marijuana

State Will Accept Petitions To Add Permanent, New Eligible Conditions In Order To Qualify For A Medical Marijuana Card From July 24 to 31.

Arizona Gives Foster Kids Free Education, Sort Of

Gov. Brewer Signs SB1208: No Funding Mechanism Turns A Noble Gesture To Provide Foster Kids A College Education Into Further Neglect Of Public Universities And Colleges By The State.

Border Fence: Incomplete, Slightly Effective Patchwork

For All Of The Political And Social Talk Over The Past Decade Or So About A Commitment To Border Fencing, Prospects For New Construction Seem Dim.

Phoenix Metro Police, Feds Working Together To Blunt Activists

A New Report, Dissent Or Terror Details The Harmonious Relationships Between Local Cities, Law Enforcement And The Business Community To Stymie Activist Effectiveness.

Free Health Clinic Forming In Phoenix Metro

Non-Profit Group That Currently Operates Health Fairs Raising Funds For A Brick And Mortar Structure To Serve The Uninsured And Is Holding A Fundraiser At The Crescent Ballroom This Weekend.

Thousands March Against Monsanto In Phoenix Metro

Held In Conjunction With Protest Marches Throughout The World, Several Thousand March In Downtown Tempe Saturday In An Effort To Bring Attention To Genetically Modified Crops, Animals.

Bisbee A Pioneer For Arizona Civil Unions

City Councilman Moves Forward With An Idea From A Constituent That Has Drawn Attention From Other Municipalities, Including Tempe, Jerome, Star Valley And Guadalupe.

Phoenix Metro To Join Global Monsanto, GMO Protests

More Than 2,000 Are Expected To Gather And March In Opposition To Biotechnology Giant Monsanto And Their Push For Genetically Modified Crops In Tempe May 25.

Border Wall Battles Nature, Immigration

Millions Of Migrants Make The Trip Across The U.S./Mexico Border Every Year So The Issue Of Border Walls And Immigration Enforcement Is Always At The Forefront Of Debate In Arizona.

Tour De Peace Stops In Phoenix Metro

Led By High Profile Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan, National Movement Has Taken To Bicycles To Promote A World That is Less Polluted And Safer.

Lawn Gnome Shakes Up Events

Downtown Phoenix’s Underground, Independent Bookstore Will Replace Their Monday Night Open Mic Event With A Writer’s Workshop Series.

Building Hope Along U.S., Mexico Border

Those Wishing To See Tensions And Violence Reduced On Both Sides Of The Border Meet, March And Pray For Peace And Mutual Understanding in Naco, Ariz.

Drinks With Beverage Guru Mat Snapp

Beverage Director At Chic Restaurant Group Fox Restaurant Concepts Is More Than Just A Mixologist: His Formal Literature Training Makes Him A Heck Of Bartender.

Peggy Plews: Prison Abolitionist

A Fixture In The Phoenix Metro Activist Community, Peggy Plews Is A Tireless Champion For Prisoner Rights Who Dreams Of A World Where Prisons Are No Longer Necessary.

A Day In The Life Of Mexican Repatriation

Regularly Forgotten In The Discussion Over Immigration In The United States, Repatriated Undocumented Immigrants Offered Assistance, Discounted Transportation Back To Their Hometowns.

Talking Jamburritos: Behind The Culinary Creation

Jamburritos Cajun Grill Is Not Just A Great Hybrid Creation From Chef Michael Brown That Combines Southwest, Southern And Cajun Styles But Also Capitalizes On The Metropolitan Food Truck Craze.

GMO Debate Cropping Up In Arizona

On Phoenix Metro Stop Of His Information Tour, Author Jeffrey Smith And Several Local Experts Extoll on the Possible Dangers Of Foods That Have Been Genetically Enhanced As Labeling Bill Stalls In Legislature.

An Improvised Q&A With José Gonzalez

Co-Founder Of The Torch Theatre And A Fixture In The Phoenix Metro Improvisation Scene Discusses Intricacies Of The Art And His Own Inspirations.

Immigration Reform Has Only Just Begun

Despite The Fact That Immigration Reform Seems Inevitable, Arizona’s Immigrant Advocates Know The Details Mean Everything And Will Focus On Families To Capture Public Opinion.

Ariz. Accepting Petitions To Expand Medical Marijuana

Those Wishing To Add New Eligible Conditions To The State's Medical Marijuana Program Must Submit Petitions To The ADHS by Jan. 31.

Phoenix MLK Day Turns Political

At Festival Marking Civil Rights Leader, The August Battle For The South Phoenix City Council Seat Takes Center Stage With Warren Stewart In The Spotlight.

Arizona To Mark 20 Years Of Celebrating MLK Day

After Years Of Trials And Tribulations Attempting To Secure Holiday, State Will Mark Two Decades Of Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King.

Arizona Prime Cuts 2012

The Most Read And By Default Best Arizona Articles Of 2012 Include The State Fair, The World's Tallest Building, A Family Feud, Politics And Birther Shenanigans. Which Is No. 1?

Lawn Gnome Becoming The Front Lawn Of Phoenix

Founder Aaron Johnson Has Not Only Created A Unique Space That Offers Not Only Books And Music, But A Spot That Is Rapidly Becoming The Center Of Downtown Phoenix.

Counting Arizona: Lies, Damn Lies And Statistics

As 2012 Wanes, Numerous Groups Release Nationwide Statistics. Where Does The Grand Canyon State And Its Cities Rank?

GoGreen Conference Pairs Profit With Sustainability

Phoenix Event Gathers Corporate Executives And Political Leaders For An Idea Sharing Bonanza About Why And How Going Green Is Good For The Bottom Line.

WalMart Protests Spark In Phoenix

Although Outnumbered By Those Seeking Deals, Workers, Activists And Other Arizonans Spent Friday Railing Against Practices Of World’s Largest Retailer.

Why Are Arizona Democrats Smiling?

The Forever Minority Party In The Grand Canyon State Might Not Control Any Major State Office, But After The 2012 Election, They Are More Relevant Than Ever.

Arizona Ballot Proposition Scorecard

Ballot Propositions Are A Hallmark Of The State’s Populist Constitution But In These Days Of Extreme Views, They Are Mostly Band-Aids And Ideological Exercises in Futility.

SlutWalk Tempe Raises Dialog On Rape

An Assemblage Of Men And Women Gathered In Tempe This Weekend To Decry The Stereotype That Victims Are To Blame For Sexual Violence.

Carmona A Politico Rambo In Battle With Flake

Former U.S. Surgeon General’s ‘Covert’ Campaign Gained Him An Early Foothold Into What Is Now A Highly Competitive Race For U.S. Senate.

Fun + Music + Games = Arizona State Fair

The Equation Adds Up Every Year As Millions Head To Fairgrounds With Friends And Family To Walk The Midway From Oct. 12 to Nov. 4.

Protect The Peaks Benefit Concert Finds New Venue

First Venue Became Untenable Thanks To Last Minute Enforcement Of City Codes By Tempe Police, So The Rusty Spoke Will Host Rescheduled Event.

Debate Thrives In Phoenix One Year After OWS

Critics May Declare The Occupy Movement A Failure, But 11 Months After Phoenix Joined The Party, Discussion Continues To Evolve.

Will S17 Reawaken The Occupy Movement?

One Year After Occupation In Zuccotti Park Began, Activities Once Again Are Planned Throughout The World, Including Phoenix.

Arizona Clean Elections Debate Schedule

There Will Be Nearly 20 Debates Sponsored By The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission In The 2012 General Election Season.

Arizona Birther Event Goes Bust

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Pat Boone And Others Won’t Hold Birtherpalooza Now That Low Ticket Sales Forces Cancellation.

The Battle For Arizona’s U.S. Senate Seat Begins Now

Richard Carmona Begins His TV Blitz As Jeff Flake Begins To Recover From His Bruising Primary Battle Against Wil Cardon

Cardon Lashes Out As His Candidacy Sinks

North Phoenix Tea Party Takes Offense At Rep. Jeff Flake’s Cancellation As Rival Wil Cardon Blasts Former Friend And Other Opponents.

Phoenix’s Not-So Secret Taco Heaven

In A Quest For Tacos Like Those Found On The Streets Of Mexico, One Need Go No Further Than A Trailer Just South Of Downtown Phoenix.

Consciousness Calendar Aug. 21 to Sept. 4 Featured Event Is Japan Dolphin Day Protests Including An Event In Downtown Tempe At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

Dark Clouds Loom Over Arizona Marijuana Lottery Despite Several Legal Challenges, Some In County And State Law Enforcement Cast A Pall Over AMMA Dispensary Certificate Lottery.

MacAlpines Puts The Retro Into Retro-Chic Old Time Soda Fountain Shop Survives in the New Era, While Maintaining a Nostalgic, Old-Time Feel and Values.

Arizona Rejects New MMJ Petitions, Preps Lottery Awarding Dispensary Certificates Is The Next Step For The State As It Implements The Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Program.

Arizona Congressional Races To Watch In 2012 Some Of The Most Competitive Congressional Races In This Electoral Merry-Go-Round Will Be Decided In The Primary Contests.

Occupy Caravan To Stop In Phoenix On U.S. Tour Starting From Three Locations Along The West Coast, Occupy Caravan Will Traverse The Country, Ending With A July 4 Celebration in Philadelphia.

Busy Day For Medical Marijuana In Arizona Public Hearing To Add Migraines, PTSD, Depression And Anxiety Is Held On Deadline Day To Apply For A Dispensary Certificate.

Rural AZ Drives Marijuana Program Competition For Dispensary Certificates Is Strongest In Northern Arizona While Dense, Urban Areas Mostly Remain Up For Grabs.

World’s Tallest Structure Coming To Arizona Border? Clean Wind Energy Has Received Approval From San Luis’ Planning Commission, The First Step In Construction Of Two, 3,000-Foot High Downdraft Energy Towers.

Tempe Closes Activist Created Garden As Local Activists Attempt to Maintain Makeshift Park Space Created Along University Drive Sunday, Tempe Police Compel Them To Clear The Space.

Police Violence Mars Scottsdale May Day March Occupy-Influenced Gathering Descends On Scottsdale’s Downtown, But Despite Vitriolic Rhetoric From Otherwise Peaceful Protesters, Police Resort To Violence.

Activists Build A Park In Tempe Occupy-Influenced Gathering In Tempe Resists Police Attempts At Intimidation And Succeeds In Building A Park On Vacant Space Along University Drive.

Hundreds Expected To Rally In Phoenix Over SB 1070 A Wide Coalition Of Groups Will March Through Downtown In Opposition To SB 1070 As Supreme Court Begins To Hear Arguments.

Arizona May Day Targets Zuccotti Park Owners Local Committee Plans To Build A Park in An Abandoned Lot in Tempe Coincidentally Owned By Brookfield Asset Management.

Arizona Could Be First To OK Marijuana For Depression, Anxiety The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Review Petitions To Add Four New Debilitating Conditions To Medical Marijuana Program.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Ready To Spark After More Than A Year Since It Was Slated To Begin, The Arizona Department Of Health Services Will Likely Award Certificates In August.

Protestors Target Phoenix BofA Occupy Phoenix And Living United For Change In Arizona, Or LUCHA, Begin Valley Participation In Occupy Our Homes Initiative.

Arizona Unions Fight Conservatism, Privatization Arizona AFL-CIO Executive Director Rebekah Friend Discusses The Unprecedented Attacks On Working People At State Legislature.

Occupy Phoenix Recaptures Magic Rally And March Against The American Legislative Exchange Council Brings Out Largest Crowds Since November.

Bookmans Video Contest Down To Three Arizona-Based Book Retailer Announces Cortez High School, Manzo Elementary and FALA Flagstaff As Finalists.

Occupy Phoenix Endures, Plans Feb. 29 Action Although No Longer Omnipresent At Cesar Chavez Plaza, The Valley’s Occupy Movement Joins National Action Against ALEC.

The Bill Johnsons Big Apple Family Feud Restaurant Group Ends Up In Bankruptcy Court As The Future Of A Valley Fixture For More Than 50 Years Hangs In The Balance.

Bookmans School Challenge Begins Minus A Finalist Apache Junction High School’s Gay Straight Alliance Club Withdraws, Leaving The $21,000 Contest Between Nine Schools.

Occupy Movement Coming To ASU Today Three Months After Occupy Phoenix Began, Arizona State University Incarnation Of National Movement Will Hold First General Assembly At 4 p.m.

Bill Johnson’s Big Apple Calls On Public For Support Iconic Valley Restaurant Group Heads For Bankruptcy Proceeding Tuesday Amid Family Squabble.

Judge Urges Marijuana Dispensary Lottery Maricopa County Judge J. Richard Gama Decides Dispensary Applicants Need Not Be Free From Bankruptcy, Child Support, Other Conditions.

Citizens United Foes Launch Amendment Battle Advocacy Group Common Cause Begins State-Level Initiative Drive For 2012 That Might Include Arizona.

Occupy Phoenix Begins “Free University” Rally And Slate Of Workshops In Support Of Public Education Begin At Noon Saturday.

Arizona Prime Cuts 2011 Stem Cells, Uranium, Occupy Phoenix, and Russell Pearce’s Recall: Which Was The Top Arizona Story Of 2011?

Occupy Phoenix Plans Tie-Dye Protests Local Movement, Undeterred By Thursday Night Rousing By Phoenix Police, Plans Colorful Weekend.

National Coalition Visits Phoenix, Endorses Occupy ‘We Are One’ National Coalition Of Unions Ends Phoenix Meeting With A Visit To Occupy Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson Energizes Occupy Phoenix Local Movement Revels In Presence Of Legendary Civil Rights, Political Leader When He Visits For A Day.

ALEC Protesters Invade North Phoenix An Amalgam Of Groups, People, Converge On Posh North Valley Resort, Police Use Pepper Spray.

Mathis To Helm Re-formed AIRC Tuesday With Colleen Mathis Back As Chairman, Independent Redistricting Commission Restarts Process.

Eight Arrested At Occupy Phoenix ‘Sleep In’ Supporters Of Local Movement Give Themselves Up For Arrest To Protest Sleeping Ban.

Occupy Phoenix Engages City, Light Rail Supporters Of Local Movement Address Phoenix City Council, Talk To Light Rail Commuters, Plan Direct Action Friday.

Occupy Phoenix Plans Two Days Of Action Local Movement Announces Occupation Of Light Rail Thursday And A Rally Friday.

Occupy Phoenix To Host Military Teach-ins Local Movement Will Have Several Experts Available Saturday To Help Inform On Military And Veterans Issues.

Occupy Phoenix Delays Grievances Local Movement Cannot Find Consensus On Proposed List Of Grievances, Discussion Heads Back To Committee.

Occupy Phoenix Aims To List Grievances Valley Based Version Of National Movement Is Hosting Brainstorming Sessions This Week With Hopes Of Getting Consensus Saturday.

Occupy Phoenix Defends Non-Violent Stance In Wake Of An Arizona Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center Letter, Local Movement Highlights Good Intentions.

Occupy Phoenix Arrives In Court Most Of Those Arrested At Margaret T. Hance Park Nearly Two Weeks Ago Have Court Hearing Wednesday.

Occupy Phoenix Readies For Party Local Movement Started Like A Wildfire, Was Snuffed By Police, Now Smolders Into One Week Party At Chavez Plaza.

City OKs Occupy Phoenix, But Bans Sleep City Hall Allows Protesters 24/7 Access To Cesar Chavez Plaza, Tells Group They Might Eventually Lift Sleeping Ban.

Occupy Phoenix Announces Petition, Reoccupation Local Movement Seeks To Reoccupy This Saturday and To Waive Or Suspend City Ordinances On Trespassing.

Occupy Phoenix Refuses To Quit A Day After Being Removed By Police From Margaret Hance Park, Movement Regroups To Chavez Plaza, Gets Removed Again.

Occupy Phoenix Busted Up By Police Omnipresent Throughout the Day’s Events, Phoenix Police Clear Protesters From Margaret T. Hance Park At Midnight.

Occupy Phoenix Prelude March Draws Hundreds Friday’s March, The Kickoff To Saturday’s Start Of The Occupation, Reveals Dedicated And Energized Support.

Occupy Phoenix Continues To Grow Nearly 2,400 Have Indicated Via Facebook That They Will Be Attending The Saturday Event.

Thousands Expected To Occupy Phoenix Oct. 15 Grassroots Protest Has Spring Up In Valley Of The Sun, Spurred Through Facebook, Twitter.

Russell Pearce, Jerry Lewis To Wrangle Oct. 6 The Two Conservative Candidates Will Spar In Mesa As The Recall Battle Enters The Final Month.

Arizona Robber Takes 10 Banks In Two Months The FBI Recycles “Can You Hear Me Now? Bandit” Label For Man Who Has Targeted East Valley Banks.

Arizonan Guilty In Stem Cell Smuggling Arizona Woman, Fredda Branyon, Pleads Guilty To Making Adult Derived Stem Cells And Selling Them For $300,000.

Arizona Business Groups Host Green Summit The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Others Will Present Their Upcoming Plans.

Medical Marijuana Supporters To Rally At Arizona Capitol June 20 Rally Will Be First Held After Gov. Jan Brewer And Attorney General Tom Horne Suspended The Program.

Medical Marijuana Rules Released Highlights of the final rules issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services include barring out-of-state operators, and $150,000 in capital for would-be dispensary owners.

SB 1433 Creates Foggy Future As Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce’s bill fails, then reportedly passes, then fails again, the state appears to have skirted a possible Constitutional crisis.

Managing Medical Marijuana Now that the absolute prohibition of marijuana has ended, the Arizona Department of Health Services is tasked with wrangling all of the stakeholders in order to develop rules for dispensaries and patients.

‘Tenthers’ Come to AZ American patriots Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are credited as the historical foundation for the tenther movement during the NullifyNow! tour in Phoenix.

Community is the Key With the immense amount of inward migration, Arizona has developed quickly but without any deep ties between individual and community. In the first installment of the BEYOND 100 series, Lattie Coor discusses how recent polls and studies indicate there is much work to be done.

A Gold Star Inspiration When Valley resident Goldie Murphy lost her son in 2007, it changed her life in ways unimaginable. Three years later, she has not only triumphed over tragedy, but has worked to make the road easier for those who follow.

Gay Marriage and Abortion Debate Flare in Phoenix Protesters greeted about 250 supporters of the Manhattan Declaration — a new call for Christians to tackle head-on gay marriage and abortion — at a conference in downtown Phoenix Oct. 16.

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The Blizzard That Never Was

A Storm Predicted To Produce One Of The Worst Blizzards Of The Century Peters Out And Some Local News Media Outlets Just Can't Let It Go.

Dietary Restructure

A family man decides to get a consultation from a nutritionist. But when he realizes that losing weight will mean cutting out food items like cheddar fries, he obfuscates: all in good taste, of course.