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More than three months after legalization, patients are still complaining about long lines and limited product options at their longtime dispensaries. Not so much at Oasis Cannabis, though.

Renata's Hearth and Spire Bar are two new spots coming to the Arizona Biltmore this May.

This Phoenix fashion designer makes and sells some truly shocking merch.

The state's draft rules for social equity in the cannabis industry aren't equitable and would allow multi-state corporations to snap up 26 new dispensary licenses, critics say. State officials want your opinion.

It’s Friday. We have four bites of food and drink news to catch you up on the week’s events. Here comes your recap.

Phoenix could put out a call for a new dining concept at Margaret T. Hance Park in the coming months, seeking to transform a former firehouse into a culinary space reflecting the city’s current food scene.

This north Phoenix entertainment district boasts a few local and distinct options as well. Among them: Tryst Cafe, Comic X, Pigtails Cocktail Bar, and Paris Rendez-vous.

We've got your weekend concert options in Phoenix right here.

Everything from James Beard Award winners and white-tablecloth classics to strip-mall taquerias, food trucks, and bar fare.

There’s lots to do this weekend if you know where to go.


We've been covering Joe Arpaio for more than 20 years. Here's a couple of things you should know about him... 1/many

Prisoners there died at an alarming rate, often without explanation.

Under him, the MCSO failed to investigate hundreds of sex abuse cases, many of which involved children.

He arrested New Times reporters for covering him. We won a $3.75 million settlement for that one.

He ran a jail that he described as a "concentration camp."

By 2015, his fondness for racial profiling had cost the county more $44 million. On top of, you know, ruining lives.

One time, as a publicity stunt, he marched Latino prisoners into a segregated area with electric fencing.

Oh, and one time he staged an assassination attempt against himself? That was weird.

But he somehow found time and money to send a deputy to Hawaii to look for Barack Obama's birth certificate.

One of his jailers nearly broke the neck of a paraplegic guy who had the temerity to ask for a catheter.