Phoenix-related RSS news feed from selected sources.

This is an experimental page that pulls RSS feeds from various Phoenix-related blogs and news sites.

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  • GOP vs. WBIYB
    by About Rogue Columnist on May 22, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Cars, 138-year-old technology. A reader writes: WBIYB, very true. However..........AZ republicans are behaving like fanatical religious groups found in the middle east, whose only goal is to end public transit, if not in their lifetime maybe the […]

  • Adaptive Reuse: Where Old Meets New in the Phoenix Warehouse District 
    by Taylor Costello on May 18, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    As a technique, adaptive reuse is practical. It prevents waste from demolishing an entire structure and can give new life to a perfectly good preexisting building that provides function and,... continue reading. The post Adaptive Reuse: Where Old […]

  • Newly-opened Hamburguesas y Cervezas brings Mexican fusion to downtown
    by Ariauni Hilliard on May 3, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Hamburguesas y Cervezas is one of the latest restaurants to open downtown, and it’s trying to separate itself from the rest with a fusion of Mexican cuisine and American classics. This isn’t the first restaurant for owners Randy and Terry […]

  • DTPHX In/Flux: Rachel McAuley of Zen Thai Cafe Moves From Surviving to Thriving
    by Fara Illich on April 25, 2023 at 6:33 am

    With pandemic-related hardships in the rearview, Zen Thai Cafe is finally moving from surviving to thriving. Meet chef Rachel McAuley: this is her journey as an AAPI woman and small-business owner. The post DTPHX In/Flux: Rachel McAuley of Zen Thai […]

  • Family-owned Colados Coffee & Crepes brings Paris to Phoenix
    by Marcela Beltran on April 20, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Colados Coffee & Crepes’s third location is a little piece of Paris right in the heart of Phoenix. The coffee and crepe restaurant on 7th Street and Oak Street opened its doors just under a year ago. The local shop is owned and managed by […]

  • Meet Marty Shultz, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”
    by Taylor Costello on April 5, 2023 at 9:40 pm

    Marty Shultz has been there for it all. Keith Turley, then the President and Chairman of Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), recruited Shultz when Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) was only... continue reading. The post Meet Marty Shultz, A Phoenix […]

  • The road ahead
    by About Rogue Columnist on April 4, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    If only. I think Trump will get away with it. But this week I want to write about the future of Rogue Columnist. When I began the blog in 2008, my primary mission was to write about the issues and...

  • Get to the Greek: Cityscape welcomes new Greek restaurant
    by Shi Bradley on March 31, 2023 at 9:30 am

    On March 17, downtown Phoenix’s Cityscape (1 E. Washington St.) added a new restaurant to its list of diverse dining options: Nick the Greek. Nick the Greek, a chain restaurant from Northern California, got its start when three cousins, all named […]

  • The geriatric state
    by About Rogue Columnist on March 21, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    One of the many lies the boosters tell is that Arizona is a youthful state. Yet according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.3% of the state's residents are 65 years or older. That compares with 16.8% nationally and — among...

  • Meet Kurt Schneider, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”
    by Taylor Costello on March 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Kurt Schneider arrived to a different Downtown Phoenix on June 1, 1991. He relocated to Phoenix from Seattle after acquiring two blocks of dilapidated properties, one of which would become... continue reading. The post Meet Kurt Schneider, A Phoenix […]

  • 'Rim to River'
    by About Rogue Columnist on March 6, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    I don't do book reviews on this blog, but I'm making an exception for Tom Zoellner's superb Rim to River: Looking into the Heart of Arizona. It deserves space on your Arizona history shelf along with Thomas Sheridan's Arizona: A...

  • Magical thinking and Bolles
    by About Rogue Columnist on February 28, 2023 at 12:11 am

    Two topics this week: • Above is a water desalination plant at Eilat, Israel, which turns Red Sea salt water into fresh water. Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates make up the biggest users of desalination, with 21,000...

  • February thoughts
    by About Rogue Columnist on February 13, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    February was always my favorite month in Phoenix. I can't say exactly why. Winter was passing and the hot days hadn't yet arrived. Although the weather has changed because of ripping out citrus groves, shade trees, and grass ("turf") and...

  • Vacant space in Arizona Center houses pop-up market
    by Italia Caro on February 12, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The 2023 Super Bowl has drawn hundreds of thousands of fans to Phoenix. With many people coming to town, Downtown Phoenix Inc. partnered with Arizona Center and city of Phoenix to create “AZ Shop Like A Local,” a series of pop-up shops for local […]

  • Afri-Soul and Grassrootz give back to the Black community
    by Gabriel Garza on January 24, 2023 at 7:30 am

    In the past, minorities in Phoenix tended to live further south, but as time progressed, the diversity spread far and wide to every corner across the Valley. At one point, Washington Street had several Black-owned businesses, but the number began to […]

  • The omen
    by About Rogue Columnist on January 23, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    The international news that Rio Verde Foothills has seen its water cut off by the city of Scottsdale is a drama in miniature for how the Arizona Ponzi scheme is going to play out on a larger stage in the...

  • Meet Kendra Lee, A Phoenix Community Alliance “City-Shaper”
    by Taylor Costello on January 18, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Phoenix Community Alliance congratulates Kendra Lee to more than 36 years of service to both APS and her Downtown community! The “City-Shapers” series fills in the gaps of historical knowledge... continue reading. The post Meet Kendra Lee, A […]

  • The Breakfast Bitch Boom
    by Emery Davis on December 8, 2022 at 10:28 am

    From working behind the griddle to establishing locations across state lines, Tracii and Derrell Hutsona built their restaurant from the ground up with a powerful message behind one word – bitch. At Breakfast Bitch, where “bitch” is a word […]

  • Living with drought
    by About Rogue Columnist on October 25, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    My new Gene Hammons Novel (a mystery due out in the next year or two) is set in 1936. In my research, I found that much of the Midwest and South suffered from a terrible drought, which claimed thousands of...

  • What did I miss?
    by About Rogue Columnist on October 20, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Carl Muecke illustration Thanks for your patience. The novel is now completed and will be soon sent to the publisher. A few quick thoughts: • It's astounding that the former local Fox newsreader Kari "Trump in a Dress" Lake stands...