Category: Arizona

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shootout

MCSO BadgeThis morning, William Coleman, a 20-year veteran deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a shootout with a burglary suspect.  While this loss of a deputy is certainly tragic news, especially for his loved ones, I wouldn’t normally find myself feeling the need to write a blog about


S.B. 1070


There has been a lot of talk around the state, the nation, and the world about S.B. 1070, Arizona’s recent illegal immigration bill (note that it’s a bill, not a law… there is a difference).  Most of that talk has been included “thoughtful” rhetoric likening Arizona to a racist





It’s (almost) that time again! Hammer Time?  No.  (Well, yes, but it’s always Hammer Time.)  It’s (again, almost) time for the coolest (un)conference this side of the… uh… Rio Salado!

I’ve been to both previous PodCamps, and have had a great deal of fun and learned a lot each time. 



storm - 08/28/08

It started with constant, unending lightning orbiting Tempe.  Yes, I said orbiting.  Then the wind.  Then the rain.  Then the hail.

This storm flooded roads, killed power, stranded drivers, and threw 50′ trees out into the middle of University Drive (a 4 lane road + suicide lane).  Power lines



Loop 101 at Elliot Road was reopened on Thursday following a nearly 20-minute closure as authorities tried to calm a suicidal man standing on a fence at the overpass.

At about noon, Department of Public Safety officials responded to the scene and shut down all lanes of the highway soon

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