diversity, Cabrera, ADEQ, hazardous waste, Cuba, cost savings
Sep 23, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates our country’s diversity 

What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to me? As the son of immigrants, it means I get to live in a country that not only acknowledges but celebrates diversity.

drought, Yuma, farming, alfalfa, Colorado River, water cuts
Sep 20, 2022

Water needed to farm in desert, ensure residents’ health, safety

Farming in the desert ensures the health, safety, and well-being of each and every person who relies on an affordable, abundant food supply.

Sep 18, 2022

Arizona must develop new water supplies now

Arizona is at a crossroads. Nearly 40% of Arizona’s annual water uses are supplied by the Colorado River. However, the outlook for Colorado River water availability – and Arizona’s junior allocation, in particular – is deeply concerning. 

(Photo by Ellen O'Brien)
Sep 16, 2022

Water and business as usual at the Legislature

Without some real changes in the law to better limit ground and surface water pumping and diversions and to sustain ecological flows in our waters, we cannot establish a sustainable water framework. None of this was addressed in the bill or elsewhere during the legislative session. This water bill is not a new page, but a page in a book we have read many times and written by those who have given u[...]

Sep 16, 2022

Alaska’s instant run-off election system is democracy in action, could work well in Arizona

Instant run-off elections also have a positive affect on the way campaigns are run. Going forward, Congresswoman Pertola is accountable to all Alaskans, not just a small number of partisans (as is too often the case in Arizona). This means she must address the concerns of a broad spectrum of Alaskans as she governs.  

drought, Colorado River, Lake Mead, crisis, water, Arizona State University, groundwater depletion
Sep 16, 2022

Elect candidates to fix failing water system

We need leaders with the courage to advocate for over-arching sustainable water policies and laws (at the state and Colorado River Basin levels) and with the vision and clarity to look at our natural resources more holistically now and for the future.  

school choice, education, Education Freedom Report Card, parents, Critical Race Theory, Florida, Ducey, Heritage Foundation, Goldwater Institute, DeSantis, Florida
Sep 16, 2022

Arizona wins silver for educational freedom

Arizona scored an impressive silver medal this past week, landing the No. 2 spot out of all 50 states on the Heritage Foundation’s inaugural Education Freedom Report Card.

Waymo, self-driving cars, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Phoenix, Fennemore, traffic laws
Sep 16, 2022

Self-driving cars put HB2813 to the test

With more self-driving cars on our roads, we are in new territory when it comes to determining fault during accidents and properly protecting ourselves. 

Sep 15, 2022

Is it time to retire the political campaign pivot?

What is the best way to put “the pivot” behind us and elect leaders more closely aligned with the hopes and aspirations of the majority of Arizonans and who will provide pragmatic solutions to our most pressing priorities?

kidnapping, boarding schools, Mexican American, Virginia, Maryland, slavery, The National Conference of State Legislatures, repatriation, Great Depression, House of Samuel, Navajo Nation , White Mountain Apache,
Sep 12, 2022

U.S. has long history of unfairly separating children from parents

The U.S. has a long history of separating children from their parents without regard for parents’ rights or the children’s welfare.

Sep 8, 2022

Electricity consumers need relief, not stalling

Limited government. Free enterprise. Choice and competition. These are bedrock values in Arizona. 

ASU, hazing, fraternity, sorority, Jack's Law, Jack Culolias, Kavanagh, Tempe Town Lake
Sep 6, 2022

No one should have to die trying to join a fraternity  

Jack's Law, named after an Arizona State University freshman who died after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol while pledging a fraternity, makes hazing illegal in Arizona.