The legislature passed a bill on April 2 that bans local governments from banning single-use plastic bags as well as other disposable containers under the premise that it's bad for the state economy, though only one city in the state has such a law.
Apr 6, 2015 The New York Times
An op-ed in the New York Times provides a firsthand account of the growing concern over water in a state that has yet to set limits on its explosive growth.
Mar 16, 2015 New York Times
The Brookings Institution has been using new media formats to illustrate the striking demographic changes sweeping the country.
Mar 3, 2015 Brookings
Phoenix's transit tax, Transit 2000, will expire in 2020. City leaders have prepared a 30-year plan for transportation to sell the idea of a renewed sales tax. Now taxpayers will have to decide if it’s the right kind of list for the city's future.
Feb 9, 2015 The Arizona Republic
Mark Byrnes breaks down the math on this year's Super Bowl and finds the host city of Glendale, Arizona getting shortchanged.
Feb 1, 2015 CityLab
National Geographic details the effects of the "Minute 319" agreement that will return water to the Colorado River Delta.
Dec 19, 2014 National Geographic
The Economist has published a pair of feature articles examining the growth of suburbs around the world in the hopes of avoiding the mistakes of the West.
Dec 11, 2014 The Economist
In an area more known for retirement communities and fixed incomes—Phoenix's Easy Valley—corridor of high tech companies has emerged along the Loop 101.
Dec 5, 2014 Phoenix Business Journal
Jonathan Waterman describes a kayaking trip into Lake Powell—the "reservoir formed by the confluence of the San Juan and the Colorado Rivers and the holding power of Glen Canyon Dam" above the Grand Canyon.
Nov 29, 2014 National Geographic
Early reviews and returns on Tucson's Modern Streetcar appear positive, according to an article for Arizona Public Media.
Oct 10, 2014 Arizona Public Radio