Democrat Fred DuVal has made his candidacy for governor official, as one of only two Dems whose names have been tossed around in the media for the seat in 2014.DuVal has a lot of titles you could use to describe him, like former underling to President Clinton and Governor Bruce Babbitt, lobbyist, un ... More >>
Congressman Renzi's big land-swap fibs are finally catching up to him
The Southwest's last free-flowing stream ran dry for eight days in mid-July. It's time to act
Here's an idea, county supes: Audit the freakin' sheriff's office for the first time ever!
Donald Harris gives good lip.
Letters from the week of August 26, 2004
Native artists set up shop
Justice Stanley Feldman has ruled the Arizona legal scene for years. But now he's gone. And Governor Janet Napolitano has some important decisions to make.
Arizona faces a "Waco-level" threat from Mormon fundamentalists.
Congressional candidate Fred Duval wants to know what his district's issues are and if you still respect him
New Times writers win big at annual Press Club fete
Florence Mahoney lives the life she preaches
From the week of March 29, 2001
Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lays claim to an environmental legacy. Too bad it's a monumental disappointment.
from the week of March 15, 2001
All whistleblowers are not created equal.
March 16, 2000
State gives feds the brush-off on open-space preservation plan
While the state and the Sierra Club jockey to curb urban expansion, the Secretary of the Interior is quietly pushing his own proposal. We've got the maps.
John McCain derived his wealth from his marriage to Cindy Hensley McCain, whose father started his road to riches as a bootlegger. As a politician, the senator has remained beholden to the liquor industry and the family business
Town and tribe fight over land, accountability
Someone is shooting endangered Mexican gray wolves. The government's flawed reintroduction program helped put them in the crosshairs.
Top state officials clash over Salt River Project
Clinton won, Fife lost, and now state Dems have high hopes for '98. But they're in for a wild-ass ride
When wealthy casino tribes sought to derail a would-be competitor, campaign donations were the currency of the day
Lake Powell's high waters are flushing the Grand Canyon again. Is it Mother Nature's fault or the Bureau of Reclamation's?
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
Dave Wegner's career with the Bureau of Reclamation seemed to be at peak flow. He had no idea it was about to run dry.
The state police force is riven with dissent over the governor's politicization of the department. Leading the list of complaints are rapid advancement of unqualified Symington cronies, the governor's misuse of the DPS plane, and scarce resources for crim
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
Industries get a big say in rewrite of water-pollution laws; public may pick up tab
WHEN A LEVEE ON BABBITT RANCHES GAVE WAY, THE HAVASUPAI INDIANS WERE LITERALLY PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL. NOW THEY'RE PUSHING BACK.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
MINERS--SPURRED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY AND INPENDING REGULATORY REFORM--SCURRY TO LOCK UP MINERAL RIGHTS. RESIDENTS OF WALKER, ARIZONA, FEAR THEY'RE ABOUT TO GET THE SHAFT.
HEY, WE'RE THE GRAND CANYON STATE. WE LIKE BIG SCHISMS.
WHEN BRUCE BABBITT SURFACED AS THE TOP CHOICE FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, A WASHINGTON, D.C., NEWPAPER PLAYED FAST, LOOSE AND SLOPPY WITH HIS PAST
Sam and the son of Sam want Mofford to step aside