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Tribes move for greater say on gov't 'fracking' decisions

WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders are pushing for greater input on government decisions over "fracking" as they stress the importance of eliminating red tape from energy resources programs on Indian lands.

April 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

AZ federal courts still face 'dire' situation

WASHINGTON - Federal courts in Arizona are still in "dire circumstances" as an emergency declaration that was supposed to help judges keep pace with a crushing caseload is set to expire today.

March 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Workload still 'crushing' for AZ fed courts, even as 'emergency' expires

WASHINGTON — Federal courts in Arizona are still in “dire circumstances” as an emergency declaration that was supposed to help judges keep pace with a crushing caseload is set to expire Monday.

March 18, 2012 7:17 pmLoading…

Appeals court upholds award to Eloy company

A federal appeals court upheld on Monday a multimillion-dollar award to Skydive Arizona Inc. of Eloy for false advertising, trademark infringement and cybersquatting by another company, Skyride.

March 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Committee confirms Hurwitz to 9th Circuit

Committee confirms Hurwitz to 9th Circuit

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz's nomination to a federal appeals court, brushing aside concerns over his 2002 law-review article on the Roe v. Wade abortion-rights ruling.

March 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Napolitano defends effort to secure southern border

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the government's decision to funnel most of a federal border-security grant program to the southern border, telling a national sheriffs group Thursday that the government is "very serious" about stopping illegal traffic.

January 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Untapped potential

Untapped potential

George Hancock is the co-founder of Phoenix Ale Brewery.

December 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona microbrew sales: untapped potential

Arizona microbrew sales: untapped potential

George Hancock sees great promise in a downtown Phoenix warehouse filled with barrels containing fermenting barley and wheat and producing craft beer 600 gallons at a time.

December 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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AZ citrus industry hangs on amid long-term decline

MESA - Don Shaw, owner of Verde Oro Farms, has been farming citrus in the East Valley since the 1960s, persevering even as development led to the sale and closure of many groves.

November 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
UA algae research fuels oil possibility

UA algae research fuels oil possibility

Each morning at the UA's Agriculture Experiment Station, pumps push water into shallow basins where the sun can better warm algae growing in it. Each night, the water returns to a canal where the limited surface area helps retain heat.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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University of Arizona works on economically viable biofuels

Each morning at the UA’s Agriculture Experiment Station, pumps push water into shallow basins where the sun can better warm algae growing in it. Each night, the water returns to a canal where the limited surface area helps retain heat.

November 06, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…
Thriving Tanque Verde Ranch has accepted guests since 1908

Thriving Tanque Verde Ranch has accepted guests since 1908

Joe Valdez has been with Tanque Verde Ranch since 1976, doing everything from training horses to leather saddle repair to helping tourists experience the style of living he grew up with in a family of Southern Arizona ranchers.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Older than Arizona, Tucson's Tanque Verde Ranch still thrives

Older than Arizona, Tucson's Tanque Verde Ranch still thrives

Joe Valdez has been with Tanque Verde Ranch since 1976, doing everything from training horses to leather saddle repair to helping tourists experience the style of living he grew up with in a family of Southern Arizona ranchers.

October 23, 2011 2:05 pm
Joblessness especially high in rural AZ counties

Joblessness especially high in rural AZ counties

YUMA - Since losing her job at McDonald's, Crystal Ryan has been without work for a year and is scrambling to support her year-old son. After submitting 20 to 30 applications, she isn't picky about where she would work.

October 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Sky-high unemployment plagues rural Arizonans

YUMA — After losing her job at McDonald’s, Crystal Ryan has been without work for a year and is scrambling to support her 1-year-old son. After submitting 20 to 30 applications, she isn’t picky about where she would work.

October 02, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…

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