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 >>
Image: Google Street ViewThe fire hydrant seen here blocking the curb ramp along Bethany Home Road at 3rd Avenue was relocated after Thomas Vickery complained. The scooter-driving disabled man wants the city to address the sidewalk's other problems.Thomas Vickery lit a fire under the butts of cit ... More >>
Jennifer WoodsWe heard about this product and just had to try it - Cascal. We love the Dry Sodas and we also love kombucha. We thought it'd be something like a blend of the two. It's marketed as a non-alcoholic wine-ish type product - especially with food pairing suggestions on the website and ... 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 >>
From John Boehner with tears.We spoke too soon. Speaker John Boehner prepared for his tissue call yesterday and addressed the house as it debated over the resolution slated to honor the victims of the mass murder in Tucson. "Look at Tucson right now and you will be reminded that America's mos ... 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 >>
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is directing $82 million in Recovery Act Funds to Arizona water projects. The money will "create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water and wastewater infrastructure and protect human health and the environment," says the EPA ... More >>
Governments often choose the lowest bidder for products and services to save precious taxpayer funds. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Tom Crider of the City of Phoenix's Public Works division didn't like the way the city's low-bid tire was performing on municipal vehicles ... More >>
Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide
Rio Salado Wetlands
To protect the public's water, some Phoenix employees will have to pee in a cup
Farmers say it's nourishing. Critics say it's noxious. Either way, tons of California sewage is headed to Arizona.
Nevada's wastewater is causing sex problems in fish. But will Arizona get screwed by the solution?
Top state officials clash over Salt River Project
Should boom towns like Prescott let little things like water shortages keep them from growing?
The City of Phoenix has spent $30,000 and a year trying to figure out what's wrong at a water-treatment plant
City responds to reports of tainted drinking water by lobbying state officials
It's crystal clear that the city of Scottsdale served its citizens water laced with a suspected carcinogen. But did city officials do it on purpose?
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.
Industries get a big say in rewrite of water-pollution laws; public may pick up tab
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.
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