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In Gila County’s political divide, Democrats and Republicans coexist

Although Globe and Miami residents were once predominantly Democratic, the 2016 election showed a trend toward the conservative politics seen in the rest of Gila County.... Read more»

Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor, dead at 94

Rose Mofford, who served as Arizona's first female governor, died Sept. 15 at a Phoenix hospice at the age of 94. ... Read more»

End of an era: Globe’s drive-in theater set to close

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night during the summertime, Bobby Hollis’ Apache Drive-in is one of the main attractions in town. But the Apache, said by Hollis and others to be Arizona’s last single-screen drive-in, is preparing to show its final movie and fade into memory like so many other drive-ins across rural America.... Read more»

Rain halts convention, but doesn’t stop GOP conventioneers

The politicking went on as usual Monday for Arizona delegates at the Republican National Convention, despite some events being canceled because of the weather. ... Read more»1

Opponents still fighting Pinto Creek mine after two decades

Despite an appeals court ruling three years ago, copper mining continues at the Carlota Mine at Pinto Creek, near Globe. "The regulatory bodies just ignored the ruling and allowed them to go right ahead and destroy the area," one opponent said.... Read more»

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Struggling towns battle ASU prof over ailing properties

A professor emeritus at Arizona State University has tangled with officials in Superior, Globe and Hayden over buildings he owns that are falling apart and a blight on their communities, the towns' leaders have said.... Read more»

Abandoned Mine Safety

Nonprofit works to close dangerous abandoned mines

A new nonprofit is digging into the task of closing the 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. About 10,000 have been pinpointed, and the vast majority of those are considered threats to public safety. The Mine Inspector’s Office has only enough funding to close a small fraction of those mines each year.... Read more»