Diane Humetewa, a Hopi Indian born in Phoenix, will be the first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. This is actually the second time the 49-year-old former prosecutor has made history, because in 2007 she became the first Native American woman U.S. Attorney.
Deputy Secretary of State Kevin Tyne will be soon-to-be Governor Jan Brewer's chief of staff, and Brewer has named a Who's Who list of familiar names from previous GOP administrations to her transition team, which will be led by (gulp - for those with long memories) Chuck Coughlin. Here's the team: ... More >>
Congressman Renzi's big land-swap fibs are finally catching up to him
Congressman Rick Renzi and the very strange coincidence
Rick Renzi's hoping people buy his line that an amendment he's sponsoring has nothing to do with his father's defense business
New exhibit hails the beauty of nature
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?
An endangered bird is thriving in the dry bottom of Roosevelt Lake. Too bad it's in the way of water for Phoenix.
With the rerelease of their 1988 debut, the Sand Rubies finally seem ready to start making music again
Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt lays claim to an environmental legacy. Too bad it's a monumental disappointment.
Tolerance of ranching puts The Nature Conservancy at odds with the environmental community
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.
Quit fiddling around with Spur Cross Ranch's owners, and condemn the land
Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
September 17 - 23, 1998