If you've driven past the Phoenix VA hospital at Indian School Road and Seventh Street in the past couple of years, you couldn't help but notice its large solar-carport project. Most of the panels have been sitting idle, New Times has learned, collecting sunlight but not transmitting electricity an ... More >>
Two years ago, a slate of five tea-party candidates ran for the non-partisan, 15-member Central Arizona Water Conservation District board with the aim of promoting limited government. Two won: Cynthia Moulton and Mark Lewis. They added to a push by conservatives begun in 2008 to add more of their n ... More >>
Go ahead and add water filters to the things you're not supposed to bring to the airport.The Transportation Security Administration's review of all the good things it did last week includes an interesting bit about a Phoenix passenger's water filter -- between tales of someone trying to hide weed in ... More >>
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 >>
MCSOClifton WilkinsonClifton Wilkinson had two plans yesterday after getting caught in the act of allegedly sexually assaulting his estranged wife: Plan A was to convince her that it wasn't rape. Plan B was to hang himself.Both failed miserably. According to documents obtained by New Times, Wilk ... More >>
Jack Pfister, Phoenix community leader and former long-term manager of power and water utility company Salt River Project, died yesterday at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer. A native to Prescott, Arizona, Pfister quickly rose to leadership in the Phoenix community, where he played rol ... More >>
A Hopi leader fought a lonely battle to stop a mining company from stealing water that helped build Phoenix. He succeeded. Finally
The Arizona Corporation Commission appears poised to toss solar power into the shadows
Something besides the dump stinks in Mobile
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
Jim Irvin should give up using taxpayers' money as a political football
It's time for legislators to give disgraced Corporation Commissioner Jim Irvin the boot
A water dispute puts both the economy and the environment at risk
Are Phoenix taxpayers being taken to the dump?
To protect the public's water, some Phoenix employees will have to pee in a cup
While the public sleeps, the fix is in to turn our state into a power farm for Mexico
Farmers say it's nourishing. Critics say it's noxious. Either way, tons of California sewage is headed to Arizona.
Plant near Kingman may be a foreboding sign for the rest of the state
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.
Art and the urban environment hold a lesson for the future
Jack Rose was a golden boy, a precocious businessman and political insider. Then he ran into a buzz saw at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
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.
In Pine and Strawberry, the groundwater runs down to Phoenix. Now water reserves are shrinking, the two paradisiacal Mogollon Rim hamlets are drying out--and hardly anyone wants to admit it.
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.
Industry makes secret push to gut laws protecting subsurface water supplies
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.
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.
TO RETAIN HIS SEAT ON THE COMMISSION, CHAIRMAN JENNINGS TAKES HIS GLOVES OFF AND BATTLES TURNBUCHLE TOM
Experts say Arizona would be lucky if an outsider bought its largest utility company