A new study warns of serious water shortages on the Colorado River. Will turning off the tap help, or are more extreme measures in store?
October 13, 1893. One-armed explorer John Wesley Powell strides onto the stage at the National Irrigation Congress in Los Angeles, to the swelling sounds of a choir praising “plenty’s horn.” Years before, Powell had been asked to map the uncharted Colorado River Basin and assess the river’s capability of sustaining Western development – a perilous 1,000-mile paddle involving the first known passage through the Grand Canyon.
Arizona wants California’s tax refugees. So does Rick Perry. Could this mean war?
Barry Broome likes Texas, but he likes Arizona better. In fact, the head of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has made a detailed study of Arizona outperforming the Lone Star state, from primary education in Chandler (“...one-fifth the size of Austin, but it has more high-performance schools...”) to our bigger “entrepreneurial engine.”
Could the police shooting of a troubled Scottsdale war vet have been avoided?
Marine Sergeant Jason Prostrollo survived a tour of duty in Iraq, but the streets of Scottsdale proved less forgiving to the 25-year-old war veteran. On Saturday, January 28, 2012, Prostrollo – suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder – drunkenly emerged from a residence in north Scottsdale brandishing two jagged halves of a pool cue. Scottsdale Police Department Lieutenant Ron Bayne – called to the scene to investigate a domestic disturbance – subsequently opened fire and shot the serviceman dead.
A new Valley task force aims to exploit the link between animal abuse and violent crime.
It sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds: A Valley woman calls the police, worried that the dog in her neighbor’s backyard is dying under the hot sun. Police arrive to find a dead animal with no shelter, food or water. Finding a second dog in the yard with a gash above its eye, the now-suspicious officers ask the homeowner if they can come inside and look around. The owner obliges. Inside, police find an 8-year-old girl, severely neglected.
Death in the Brotherhood
Who killed Cave Creek Hells Angel Patrick Eberhardt? There are some striking theories on the street. ...
Hells Angels Shootout
After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?It was a peaceful Saturday morning like any other for Terrance...
Where will you live in 2035? Who will be Arizona governor in 2050? What about that bullet train to Tucson? And zombies? Steal a glimpse of the Phoenix that could be. ...
Bryan Patrick Miller enjoyed popularity in the Phoenix cosplay scene. Now others ponder the link between his mutant-slaying persona and the crimes for which he’s accused. ...
As badly as the recent Veterans affairs scandal has tarnished the agency’s reputation... ...