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  • Why real estate investors like April 15th
    Why real estate investors like the taxman
    When real estate investors receive rental income from the rental of a dwelling unit, there are certain rental expenses they may deduct on their tax return.These expenses may include:1) mortgage interest2) property tax3) operating expenses4)...
  • Big Game music
    Super Big Game Bowl in Arizona !
    This week has got to be the top event week in Arizona history, from sports to music and everything in between - there's no shortage of entertainment and nightlife this week in the Valley !There's so much especially happening downtown this...
  • Weddle
    Pair of Chargers look to make impact at Pro Bowl
    While it certainly wasn't the real reason they wanted to be in Glendale, Arizona come this time of year, several members of the San Diego Chargers will look to have an impact Sunday as the annual Pro Bowl kicks off from the desert.Even though...
  • Gottlieb at SHOT
    Predictions coming true: More ‘UBC’ action on horizon
    As the 2015 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show winds down today in Las Vegas, a new battle front over so-called “universal background checks” (UBC) is shaping up in Arizona, and it is all-too-familiar to Second Amendment...
  • Arizona's Jewel of the Desert - The Arizona Biltmore
    Arizona's Jewel of the Desert - The Arizona Biltmore
    The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert.”The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd...
  • US house prices up
    U.S. house prices up 0.8 percent
    The FHFA reported a 0.8 percent increase in U.S. house prices in November from the previous month.The previously reported 0.6 percent change inOctober was revised downward to a 0.4 percent change.The FHFA HPI is calculated using home sales price...
  • Dog dumped by family with their old couch
    Phoenix dog dumped on curb with couch when family moves
    Social media blew up on January 16, 2015, after a post from a Phoenix woman showing two photos of a dog her neighbors had dumped when they moved went viral locally in Phoenix. The heart-wrenching photos show an American Pitbull, or similar breed,...
  • Grand Canyon view from El Tovar Lodge, South Rim
    Slideshow: Scenes from an American West road trip
    The Western United States is the most geographically diverse region of the country, encompassing the rugged Pacific coastline, temperate rainforests, majestic mountain ranges (the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascade Range),...
  • Illegal alien flipping of Americans
    Illegal immigrants receiving Mexican birth certificates in U.S.
    The Mexican government on Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at consulates in the United States, according to the Associated Press. This is yet another measure to make it easier for them to apply for U.S. work permits,...
  • Enjoying Breakfast with the Butterflies at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
    Popular Butterflies in the Garden back at DBG: Butterfly breakfast
    Everyone loves to get up close and personal with beautiful butterfies. Breakfast with the Butterflies returns to delight children and adults alike. This wonderful event provides parents and children an opportunity to participate in a family...
  • ASU Sun Devil Basketball
    No. 14 Sun Devils head to Bay Area, Brunner named Pac-12 Player of the Week
    Three decisive wins in one week brought the Arizona State women's basketball team up to No. 14 in the AP Poll (it is No. 17 in the Coaches' Poll), as it prepares for the Pacific-12's most-feared road trip- at Cal and Stanford. In...
  • Elisha Davis and Keyahndra Cannon
    Brunner scores 20 in second half, and ASU sweeps Arizona in women's basketball
    Sophie Brunner scored more points in the first 10 minutes of the second half (14) as every other player in the entire game and concluded with a career-high 26 as No. 18 Arizona State silenced its rival Arizona, 71-54, Saturday in Tempe. Two days...
  • La Posada Hotel
    Winslow, Arizona: Lunch stop at the Turquoise Room at La Posada Hotel
    As we drive through Winslow, Arizona, I tell my twenty something son that this small town off I-40 was famous because of an Eagle's song titled, Take it Easy. "Have you heard of it?" I ask him as we are looking for our lunch spot -...
  • Mysterious beasts emerge from the woods alongside a highway in Arizona
    Mysterious beasts: Arizona DOT offers Sasquatch brood as latest pothole patrol?
    It appears as if someone at the Arizona DOT has a lot of time on their hands as an entire family of mysterious Bigfoot-like beasts were created for a photo that recently posted online. The photo shows a Sasquatch clan emerging from the woods...
  • Snow on Cholla Cactus
    Inspiring juxtapositions in natural Tucson, Arizona
    Nature offers wonder and beauty in both the anticipated and the unexpected. Astonishment is an innate joy as well as an essential element of creativity. It ripples outward as poet Mary Oliver intoned, “Be astonished. Tell about it.”...