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Cowboys and Roman Columns
Despite heated disagreements, the residents of Patagonia say community comes first.
Troubled Home on the Range
Ranchers face a battle against environmentalists for prime grazing land.
Vandals strike at water stations designed to save migrant lives.
UA's SEVIS program takes a "Big Brother" approach to tracking foreign students.
Fear and Loafing
Despite promises of heightened security, nothing seems different in Nogales.
This Land Is Our Land
A move is afoot to extend--and even increase--fees to access public lands.
Rights of Passage
O'odhams and Yaquis face obstacles when crossing the border to visit the reservations where they were born.
Is it constitutional for Arizona to block prisoners from posting information online?
A private investigator plies his trade turning up workers' comp cheats in Tucson. It's big business.
Sea of Trouble
Flagging sea studies at the UA create angry cross-current.
In the aftermath of the UA shooting, it's hard to feel safe.
Love, recovery and the everlasting mission at San Xavier.
Stamp of Disapproval
Caroline Gilbert battles the feds for disability benefits.
On the Edge of Disaster
With minimal funding and staff, park rangers grapple with drug traffic and illegal immigrants while striving to protect the ecology.
Politics of the Wolf
Lobo program plods through a thicket of contention.
Writing on the Rainbow
Two books provide insightful information and beautiful photography of the resplendent hummingbird.
Governmental agencies and environmentalists disagree over the expansion of electric power lines.
Art Imitates Nature
Students gain a greater appreciation of wildlife at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
It faces long odds, but Corredor Colibrí (Hummingbird Corridor) offers an opportunity to preserve wildlife and boost the Mexican economy.
A Load Off
Truckers have entered a brave new world after 9/11. So have we all.
Electricity companies have a less direct current to big new plants and lines.
September 11 has triggered a boom in gun sales.
Women golfers hit divots of discrimination.
Trauma care may be in trouble, but if you're exposed to anthrax, help is just an inflatable tent away.
The UA handed the FBI private student records, even before required to by an intrusive new law.
War—and a Piece of the Action
The United Way is cleaning house, and that includes firing a political activist.
Big Box Break
Monster shopping centers enjoy a state tax advantage denied their competitors.
The UA journalism head warns that if wartime press freedoms fall, yours may be next.
Friend or Foe
The Border Patrol embraces a humanitarian role.
Keep on Truckin'
Border towns face an uncertain future as the truck debate rolls on.
Increasing crime is turning park rangers into an understaffed police force.
Two powerful ranching families and their cronies conspire in secret to determine the fate of endangered antelope.
The Next Generation
Twenty potentially harmful proposed electricity plants jolt Arizona into a new era of power politics.
Utilities race to make Arizona a nursery for power plants Arizonans don't need.
Fear and Loathing in Wolf Country
Arizona Game and Fish continues its campaign against returning wolves to their homeland.
TEP's greed will have it slicing through Southern Arizona, one way or another.
The Price of Doing Business
After eight years in federal prison, former Navajo Tribal Chairman Peter MacDonald has returned to the reservation.
A tawdry tale of dial-up bondage and customer 'service.'
Activists ignite fiery protests.
The fired director of the UA Poetry Center learns he shouldn't build an audience faster than a bankroll.
Cud-happy commissioners are doing their best to make the Game and Fish Department serve ranchers first.
Enthralled with Enlibra
The latest property-rights buzzword nearly sawed through an important wildlife document.
Tucson Electric Power's proposal to run lines to Mexico may merely be a scheme to force a competitor out of the state.
Border activists take the high ground.
New Year's Rhapsody
2001 ways to ring in the new year.
Between The Lines
"Border to Border" gathers the community for a human rights summit.
Samaritans straddle the legal line.
Decisions, Decisions, 2000
Our brain trust doles out advice on ballot propositions facing local voters.
The Chimpanzoo Program enables more scientists to join the Goodall fight.
The backers of the wildlife supermajority referendum are too powerful to care about campaign finance laws.
Sending electricity to Nogales won't empower the people in this polluted borderland ghetto.
Tucsonans could get an unwelcome jolt from TEP's proposed link to Sonora.
Border tribes cross an uncertain line.
Ranchers are stampeding the wildlife commission.
Bus Load O' Blues
TUSD's proposed depot has neighbors yelling 'Hold the bus!'
Chasing Dreams On The Mother Road
A cruise down fabled Route 66.
Just what does TEP's guarantee program guarantee?
Silent Spring Session
Environmental organizations grade state lawmakers.
Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners work to undermine the wolf reintroduction program.
How green is our valley?
On March 30, the Senate passed a bill asking voters to require a two-thirds public vote for any wildlife initiative to become law.
The Consumer's Candidate
Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader makes a campaign stop in Tucson.
Do the physical and environmental disturbances in Cumpas, Sonora, stem from the processing plant?
The Game and Fish Commission holds a public meeting to reconsider hunting contests.
Wrestling With Wildlife
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission tries to straitjacket citizens' ability to influence wildlife policy.
Is Arizona Game and Fish out to give Mount Lemmon bears the boot?
Bless The Beasts
Kim Stallwood lectures on "Human Potential and Animal Rights: Exploring the Connections" on Thursday, February 17.
Yanked from their longtime home on North Campus Drive, a string of century-old olive trees are the worse for wear.
The politics behind wolf guru David Parsons' ouster.
Living in a homeowner association sure can suck.
Political pork heats up at Southwest Gas.
Is produce labeling a greed-driven crusade that could leave consumers feeling the bite? Or an attempt to squelch foreign competition, and drive up food costs for everyone?
Hard Rock, Hard Times
Life isn't getting any better across the border in Cananea, Mexico.
Guilt By Association
You'd better be careful what color you paint your gate in Monterra Hills.
Blues And Green
TPD's off-duty program has the officers' union squawking.
Following a painful SWAT raid, an elderly Native American couple sues the City of Tucson.