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  • A fee-dodging retiree forces a national forest to rethink access charges

    A fee-dodging retiree forces a national forest to rethink access charges

    A retired geophysicist named Jim Smith successfully challenges Arizona's Coconino National Forest on access fees.

  • Learning to live with fewer watts

    Fred Logg's small solar system powers some lights, his laptop and a small refrigerator -- but the energy source has its limitations.

  • From Pickups to PV

    From Pickups to PV

    Utility brings solar power to far-flung Navajos

  • Growth unfettered

    Arizonans are grappling with the consequences of Proposition 207, an anti-takings measure passed last fall.

  • The end of an era on the Colorado Plateau

    The closing down of the Mohave Generating Station and the Black Mesa Mine are both a victory for environmentalists and Indian water activists, and an economic catastrophe for the Hopi and Navajo nations

  • Sacred claims

    American Indian tribes face an uphill battle in their effort to protect sacred sites on federal land in the West

  • Congress and Indians spar over lost money

    Sen. John McCain proposes a way to settle the long-running scandal over missing Indian trust-account funds, but Blackfoot banker Elouise Cobell remains wary

  • Dems stumble in Arizona race

    Arizona’s District 1 is considered a congressional "fair fight" district, but Republican incumbent Rick Renzi is leading Democrat Paul Babbitt, despite the region’s demographics

  • Tribes turn out to vote

    The Indian vote could decide tight races in this year’s elections, including contests in key Western states

  • The great Central Arizona Project funding switcheroo

    The state of Arizona and the federal government have long bickered over who should pay for the Central Arizona Project, but a recent agreement reduces the state’s share, and puts money toward funding Indian water projects

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