The federal government just approved the destruction of 2,000 acres of Sonoran Desert land in the southwest Valley for a new solar plant, but conservationists aren't complaining.This time, anyway.Thomas Hulen, executive director of Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, was one of ... More >>
Clint Bolick says a Flagstaff woman's First Amendment rights were violated when she was told not to wear a Tea Party T-shirt to the polls.A Flagstaff woman was told she would not be allowed to vote if she wears her Tea Party shirt to the polls.And when Diane Wickberg called the Coconino Cou ... More >>
Lisa Jackson, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, has been so focused on saving the world from America's greenhouse gases that she seems to have forgetten about serious pollution in the Phoenix area. Jackson is in Copenhagen this week for the international talks on carbon r ... More >>
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva On Friday, Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's office requesting that she "mitigate and monitor" the environmental impact of the several-hundred mile Southwest border wall. The letter was signed b ... More >>
Okay, Janet, you won. Now what?
Powerful developers must be stopped from sullying scenic Papago Park with another Valley resort
Pop quiz. Whos Arizonas other U.S. senator? Heres a clue: He makes Dubya look like a liberal
It's no surprise that builders take shortcuts to make money. What might shock you: Government officials -- from regulators to legislators -- do little to stop them
Rock 'n' roll the vote this election year
Letters from the week of September 11, 2003
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
It's not David vs. Goliath; it's Cindy vs. Del Webb
Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?
Can Tom Liddy use his father's notoriety to break into Congress?
Ranch owner's feud with feds has been dragging on for 10 years
State gives feds the brush-off on open-space preservation plan
Will Phoenix voters finally get onboard a transit plan?
Phoenix Parks Department balances bosks and ball fields in its plans for Reach 11
While the governor finally asserts herself, the state Democratic party splinters further
Ninety years ago, an electric company harnessed all 14 miles of Fossil Creek. Now, environmentalists want the water set free.
Thanks to gubernatorial neglect, Hull's ambitious agenda is going nowhere
The Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has been established in Mo Udall's name. Would he even like it?
John McCain says he wants to save Spur Cross Ranch. Has he really gone Green, or is he just scrounging for greenbacks from a Cincinnati fat cat?
A mining company mucks out its own mess at Pinto Creek
Increasingly, public officials ignore laws they're paid to uphold. Citizens and interest groups regularly drag these same bureaucrats into court, trying to ensure that the laws of the land are enforced. But now even the courts, once bastions of authority,
State Senator Russell Bowers is best known for his archconservatism, his assault on environmental regulations and . . . his fine art?
The only thing slick about Arizona Snowbowl is the snow
In the sixth congressional district, J.D. Hayworth and Steve Owens have run campaigns so devoid of content it's almost scary
State official harshly criticizes Phelps Dodge environmental record; mining firm's development delayed
Arizona copper kings are enthusiastic about a pending mine-reclamation law--because they wrote it
Auditors claim attorney general violated procurement law, overpaid outside lawyers
STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.
ARIZONA LAWMAKERS OPERATE UNDER A SYSTEM INCAPABLE OF STEMMING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.