By Tom Murphy Tristan Shone was a mechanical engineer before he formed Author & Punisher. His first album, 2005's The Painted Army, hinted at the sound Shone would later hone five years later on Drone Machines in 2010, after having fully integrated various MIDI controller devices that looked like m ... More >>
Prince's relationship with his backing bands has always been a little more fraught than, say, Buddy Holly and the Crickets or Dave Matthews and Band. There's been several of them, for one thing -- the Revolution and the New Power Generation, along with associates like Morris Day and The Time and Apo ... More >>
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Matinee Energy, a company with plans to build several large solar-power plants in Arizona, says a founder who once ran a bogus gold-mining scheme no longer has a role in the firm. Yet many questions remain about the mystery company, which reportedly has contracts with Hyundai Heavy and KEPCO KDN, t ... More >>
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Playing the circuit circuit
Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide
Painted Rock Reservoir's beauty is deceiving. It's one of the most toxic sinkholes in America
Business and environmentalists agreed for once, and a beautiful Arizona stream will return to us.
Arizona's letting the Big Three utilities steal countless millions from us by standing in the way of solar energy
Critics say Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is headed for trouble
State law requiring some artists to be licensed and bonded may hinder up-and-coming talents
Jerry Brady predicts that al-Qaida will be coming to a power line near you
While the public sleeps, the fix is in to turn our state into a power farm for Mexico
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
Box of Moonlight's nonconformity hoe-down just more of the same
Recently discovered documents indicate that the lawyer who represented the Hopi Tribe in crucial negotiations with Peabody Western Coal Company was working for the mining company at the same time
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.
Richard Carr, president of a firm that wants to build the $350 million South Mountain Toll Road, has extensive experience in "public-private partnerships." Unfortunately, most of those experiences have been bad.
Other Valley cities wonder whether Phoenix's water treatment practices increase the odds for an outbreak of a waterborne disease. It's called Crypto and it can kill.
FARMERS IN THE GILA RIVER BASIN HAVE ALREADY SUCKED DOWN $500 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT PORK. NOW THEY WANT ANOTHER $20 MILLION FOR A SENSELESS FLOOD-CONTROL PROJECT.
WHEN IT SOLD A WORKERS' DORMITORY LAST YEAR, APS LEFT THOUSANDS OF ITS OWN DOCUMENTS BEHIND. THOSE FILES SHOW DANGEROUS MISMANAGEMENT OF THE NATION'S LARGEST NUCLEAR PLANT.
AT PALO VERDE, IT'S OPEN SEASON ON WHISTLE-BLOWERS
Experts say Arizona would be lucky if an outsider bought its largest utility company