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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva wins Ansel Adams Award for decades of conservation work

A national nonprofit conservation group recognized U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva with the Ansel Adams Award, which honors federal officials for their work on environmental protection.... Read more»

Rogue columnist

Arizona in play? Dem hopes spring eternal

Every election cycle since Bill Clinton carried Arizona in 1996, the narrative has gone like this: The state will change politically as newcomers bring their (more liberal) values. And thanks to Hispanics Arizona is on the cusp (always!) of becoming a purple or even deep blue electorate.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

10 reasons to give Arizona a shot if Iowa can't pull caucus together

It's time for the Hawkeyes to start figuring out what Super Tuesday balloting feels like and I got just the state to take it's place. It's hot. It's dry. It's neither corn-based nor high-fructose and it's got a pair of rainbow shades.... Read more»

The way we were

Before joining Congress, Mo Udall was elected Pima County official

U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall, Democrat of Arizona who served from 1961 to 1991, is regarded as one of the most effective legislators of the 20th century, most notably for his role in shaping environmental and land-use policy.... Read more»1

McCain, Udall honored for legacies of supporting Grand Canyon

A plaque dedicated to two Arizona icons who have championed the Grand Canyon – Sen. John McCain and the late Rep. Morris Udall – was unveiled in an emotional ceremony last week on the South Rim.... Read more»

Commentary

A get-well card for Sen. John McCain

Tom Walker: I’ve never been friends with Sen. John McCain. Never liked him, never voted for him — not in any of his two congressional races or six U.S. Senate races, which apparently made little difference, since he won all of them handily. But today, I’ve joined in wishing McCain well in his battle against brain cancer.... Read more»

After 23 years in Congress, Pastor savors victories large and small

Observers say Rep. Ed Pastor's legacy can be measured in projects he brought to the state, like light rail, as well as people he helped. That's just how Pastor, retiring this year, hopes to be remembered. ... Read more»

Webpage details history of Pima County Attorney's Office

The Pima County Attorney's Office is continuing to celebrate Arizona's centennial with the launch of a webpage that details the history of the office.... Read more»

Giffords celebrates birthday 5 months after shooting

Gabrielle Giffords turned 41 years old Wednesday. That's not a very remarkable birthday for most people, but for Giffords it also marks five months since she was shot through the left side of her brain. That makes her 41st remarkable indeed.... Read more»2

Arizona 'vacancy' law doesn't apply to Giffords' seat

Any attempt to declare the congressional seat of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to be vacant based on state law would probably run afoul of the U.S. Constitution.... Read more»

Stewart Udall, former Interior secretary, dies at 90

Stewart Udall, former Arizona congressman and Interior Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, has died. He was 90.... Read more»