Arizona

In a post-Roe West, abortion is on the ballot
In a post-Roe West, abortion is on the ballot
Reproductive rights are in the hands of the states — and their voters.
Will the Supreme Court gut the Clean Water Act?
Will the Supreme Court gut the Clean Water Act?
The justices could remove federal protection from 80% of the Southwest’s streams.
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
En Arizona, los residentes de casas rodantes son más propensos a morir de calor excesivo.
‘You’re living in a tin can’
‘You’re living in a tin can’
Arizona’s mobile-home residents are far more likely to die from excessive heat.
What new national monuments are likely under Biden?
What new national monuments are likely under Biden?
New designations could help meet conservation goals set by the administration.
Races to watch throughout the West
Races to watch throughout the West
The midterm elections promise to be a referendum on Joe Biden — and Donald Trump.
How a medical examiner’s office transformed to address migrant death
How a medical examiner’s office transformed to address migrant death
Amid a shortage of forensic pathologists, Arizona’s Pima County has identified thousands of those who lost their lives in the Borderlands.
Across the West, news deserts spread
Across the West, news deserts spread
But civic engagement is taking other forms.
The night the Greyhounds came
The night the Greyhounds came
In northern Arizona and southern Utah, shared experiences of the boarding school round-ups live with survivors to this day.
Colorado River Basin tribes work to protect their water rights
Colorado River Basin tribes work to protect their water rights
Amid historic drought and federal calls for cuts, tribes along the river face difficult choices.
How can we live with the constant threat of violence?
How can we live with the constant threat of violence?
Arianne Zwartjes’s new book ‘These Dark Skies’ considers the brutality of our time, its causes and how we might change it.
The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means
The feds declined to seriously cut Colorado River water use. Here’s what that means
After Southwestern states failed to cut a deal, the Interior Department took it easy on them.
Scientists unravel the origins of the Southwest’s monsoon
Scientists unravel the origins of the Southwest’s monsoon
But just as their understanding of the phenomena becomes mores clear, it’s starting to disappear.
Collaborations with nature
Collaborations with nature
A new ‘school’ of art and geography gathers artists for creative fieldwork in the Sonoran Desert.
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
Chi’chil Biłdagoteel exemplifies the larger struggle tribes face over protecting off-reservation, culturally important lands.
The rise of the restoration economy
The rise of the restoration economy
Filling the economic void left by the extraction economy by healing the land.
‘We are not for sale’
‘We are not for sale’
The Environmental Justice for All Act could give communities more agency to stop mega warehouse projects.
Can Arizona citizens use the tools of democracy to preserve the state’s dwindling water?
Can Arizona citizens use the tools of democracy to preserve the state’s dwindling water?
How a group of ‘scrappy’ locals are working to create Arizona’s first citizen-initiated groundwater management area.
Raquel Gutiérrez feels shades of desperate
Raquel Gutiérrez feels shades of desperate
The author of ‘Brown Neon’ on queer fatherhood and being broke down in the desert.
Sabotaging the Mexican wolf recovery project
Sabotaging the Mexican wolf recovery project
A whistleblower reveals how fraudulent wolf kills hurt recovery of the endangered species
Copper Mine near Tucson dealt a blow
Copper Mine near Tucson dealt a blow
But the Canadian company gets a win for its other, nearby operation at Copper World.
Idiot invasion; outhouse fail; rim-to-rim rule rupture
Idiot invasion; outhouse fail; rim-to-rim rule rupture
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Falling out of the nest
Falling out of the nest
A writer reflects on our instinct to save nature.
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