Arizona has a relatively high number of people dissatisfied with the state's air quality.In the latest Gallup poll, 77 percent of Arizonans say they are satisfied with the air quality, but that's one of the lowest levels of satisfaction in the country.
Standing in the lobby of the Arizona Secretary of State's Office, having just dropped off more than 14,500 signatures to place his name on the ballot for Attorney General, former Arizona gaming director Mark Brnovich exuded the kind of confidence you'd expect from a candidate facing a primary oppone ... More >>
Air conditioning obviously makes homes in Phoenix cooler, but A.C. units make the city itself even hotter, according to new research.A recently published study led by a researcher from Arizona State University found that the heat emitted by A.C. systems makes the air temperature hotter -- in some ca ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Hand grenades were found at the New River ranch where a man lost his foot in an explosion last week.A 49-year-old man apparently stepped on something that exploded while he was helping friends move out of a house on the ranch, which used to be owned by a military-weapons maker with a shady backgroun ... More >>
Millions of gallons of sulfuric acid could soon be spewed into underground crevices near Florence following that town's rescinding of a ban on the substance for mining. Last August, the Town Council in the southeast Valley burg, mostly recognized for its prison complex, passed an ordinance that pro ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
Congressman Jeff Flake posted on his Facebook page on Thursday that during his campaign trail travels all over the state -- to places such as Superior, Miami, Globe, Payson, Show Low, Prescott, Flagstaff, Williams, Lake Havasu, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Kingman -- he had a revelation. "What I've found i ... More >>
Friday night was not your typical art opening at ASU Art Museum's Ceramics Research Center - no gallery goers milling about, gawking at art objects carefully mounted on vitrine-capped pedestals spaced strategically throughout a pristine gallery space. No, this was literally an opening celebrating ... More >>
Jeanine L'Ecuyer, former Governor Janet Napolitano's spokeswoman, has been hired at at a local lobbying and public affairs firm that represents mining interests, Magellan Health Services and Arizona State University. We figured L'Ecuyer would end up with some cushy Washington D.C. with Nap ... More >>
Most conspiracy theories are so ridiculous, it's hard to choose which are the least plausible or which faces the higher mountain of opposing evidence. Some seem within the realm of the possible, such as the ones that surround the assassination of JFK, the Pearl Harbor attack or the murder of Pr ... More >>
The right-leaning American for Prosperity group is bringing its Hot Air Tour to Phoenix on Saturday, offering tethered hot air balloon rides and speeches on the huge costs of trying to solve global warming. Tom Jenney, director of the AFP's Arizona chapte ... More >>
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much
Phoenix has spent $1.5 million to install fuel bladders in police cruisers and they can't pass emissions tests
Letters from the week of January 16, 2003
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
People are sick and animals are dying near TRW's air-bag plant in Mesa.
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.
Consumers clamor for big state bucks under alternative-fuel incentive program
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
From the week of December 24, 1998
What's up with BOMEX?
The county attorney concludes the Sumitomo Sitix plant is not a public health threat, but a neighborhood effort against the plant continues
The battle against a mine loses its leader
Methamphetamine labs are springing up all over--in homes, apartments, motels. Who's making sure the toxins left behind are cleaned up? Nobody.
The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.
State agencies are reeling in the after-Fife, the ballyhooed state-budget surplus is all but spent, and the government bureaucracy is bigger than ever. Now it's up to Jane Dee Hull to make it all make sense.
A former employee says Maricopa County is better at covering up than cleaning up its environmental hazards. And that could get the county in trouble for financial fraud--again.
Tribes allege that archaeological and burial sites on mine grounds are being violated
Is the Lone Fire a preview of California-style infernos to come?
Phelps Dodge wants to turn a dusty plain of toxic mine tailings into what it says is an environment-friendly golf course near the Verde River. No one can be sure whether the unprecedented plan will work. But that hasn't stopped anyone from fighting abo
The good, the bad and the boring of Del Webb's New River development
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.
ARIZONA'S REPUBLICAN LEADERS WANT THE STATE TO BUCK FEDERAL LAWS ON CFC PRODUCTION. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WEIRD SCIENCE MIXES WITH WACKY POLITICS.