Jared WrightJared WrightOctober 5, 20165min750

Already dealing with parched conditions, the U.S. Southwest faces the threat of megadroughts this century as temperatures rise, says a new study that found the risk is reduced if heat-trapping gases are curbed. Oppressive dry spells lasting at least two decades have gripped the Southwest before, but scientists said future megadroughts would be hotter and more severe, putting a strain on water resources. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, is the latest to find that droughts more extreme than what is currently being experienced could become more common as the planet warms.


Bill BarrowBill BarrowAugust 9, 20164min53
Hillary Clinton is expanding her presidential battleground map to include the traditionally Republican states of Georgia and Arizona, according to officials aware of the plans. A source with knowledge of the campaign’s plans says aides at Clinton’s New York headquarters spoke Monday with Democratic Party officials in Georgia and Arizona to discuss a six-figure investment […]

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Mario NicolaisMario NicolaisFebruary 17, 20165min560

Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona wants out of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Along with allies such as U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake and former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, Ducey wants federal appeals in the state to wind up somewhere other than the San Francisco courthouse that currently receives them. One of the likely landing spots is the 10th Circuit. If you only vaguely understand the structure of the byzantine federal appellate system, you are ahead of the curve. If you are familiar with their idiosyncrasies, you are either a lawyer or a post-trial party to a lawsuit.