| Mar 2, 2014
Re "A clear message in Arizona veto," News Analysis, Feb. 28
The Times explains the motives behind Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of the anti-gay bill recently passed by the state's legislature.
Prominent Republicans urged Brewer to veto the bill...
| Mar 2, 2014
Yes, you will watch it tonight. You will change channels and go back-and-forth, but you will watch.
You always watch the Academy Awards, no matter how many times you say you won't.
Of course, many of the awards are in ridiculous categories that you...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:46 AM
This cartoon was already locked in and on its way to press by the time the news broke that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer had vetoed her state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, better known as the “anti-gay bill.” Her last-minute show of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:08 PM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing.
It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:53 PM
TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Reading the latest news out of Arizona on gay rights brings an image to mind: Jim Crow.
The Arizona Legislature on Thursday approved a law that would allow a business owner to refuse service to a gay customer if doing so would violate the practice of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:05 AM
PHOENIX Golf instructor Chuck McDevitt had tried everything physical therapy, exercise, acupuncture to alleviate pain in his knees and back.
At the suggestion of his physical therapist, Sean Flannagan, he decided to try dry needling, a pain-relief...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
TUCSON — A federal judge has given opponents of Arizona's sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law access to emails, letters and memos between supporters of SB 1070 and legislators to see whether there are racial overtones in the messages.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:12 AM
In the recently published, 20th anniversary edition of "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," the book that made its author a literary star at 26, Sherman Alexie recalls the division between his life on the Spokane Indian reservation in...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
By Megan Crepeau Any female Arizonans reading out there? If so - my best wishes to you! According to a bill that just passed the Arizona House, you're pregnant! [The bill] states that abortion would be banned 20 weeks into......
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Sigh, here we go again. The Legislature has approved student-led "inspirational messages" (euphemism for prayer) at school events, is trying to make it harder for women to get abortions and has shot down full-blown resort casinos in South Florida. In........
| Feb 20, 2012
It's more than a little ironic that the same Arizona Legislature that spearheaded a ruthless, racially charged campaign against illegal immigrants also banned K-12 ethnic studies classes on the grounds that they promote hatred and division. Who knew...