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Community Activist and Public Policy Servant Nikki Amberg Seeks a Seat on the Tempe City Council

David Gordon

Longtime Tempe resident Nikki Amberg wants to give back to the community she loves by serving on the local City Council.  Experienced in public policy and community activism, Ms. Amberg would like to bridge her service in these areas to preserve what is great about Tempe (its diversity, great staff, commitments to affordable housing, sustainability, … Read more

Republican Utility Regulators Are Hellbent on Destroying Arizona Solar Power

Rick Rappaport

In a state with the second-highest sun peak hours in America, at the most climate-critical time in world history—life as we know it hanging in the balance–the Arizona Corporation Commission is hellbent on destroying Arizona solar and renewable energy businesses—critical for mitigating global warming. More than 260,000 Arizonans have rooftop solar, and over 8,000 are … Read more

Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Council Advance Water Security by Approving the Renovation and Reopening of a Cave Creek Water Reclamation Plant

David Gordon

On February 7, 2024, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a plan to reopen a water reclamation plant in Cave Creek that had been shut down in 2009. Upon reopening in 2026, this renovated plant, according to a press release by the City of Phoenix Water Services: ” … marks a significant step forward in … Read more

Phoenix Councilwoman and Congressional District Three House Candidate Yassamin Ansari Unveils Her Federal Housing Plan

David Gordon

Today (February 19, 2024,) Phoenix Councilwoman, former Vice Mayor, and Congressional District (CD) House Candidate Yassamin Ansari released her plan to help provide federally driven affordable housing assistance and reduce homelessness in the fifth-largest city in the country. Known for her stellar work on promoting and advancing clean energy sustainability in the Phoenix Metro Area, … Read more

The MAGA Stable Genius who Killed Roe v. Wade Ranks Last in the Latest Historians Presidential Rankings

David Gordon

Fans of James Buchanan, the largely ineffective President before Lincoln, who was the one to allow the first Southern States to secede on the eve of the American Civil War, have reason to cheer. In the latest historian poll on ranking American Presidents through history, Buchanan is not last among Oval Office occupiers. It is … Read more

Tucson Together Market on Feb. 24

Carolyn Classen

This fairly new market will be happening at E. Congress St. x N. 5th Avenue in downtown. It apparently started up last year, but I missed it due to a foot injury. More info here: Also check out the Tucson Peace Fair & Music Festival just nearby at Armory Park, N. 6th Avenue, south … Read more

Elect Pro-Solar Regulators to Arizona’s Utility Commission

Larry Bodine

Why isn’t Arizona the solar capital of the USA? It’s because the Republican members of the Arizona Corporation Commission actively oppose clean energy and promote fossil fuels. Three seats on the 5-member commission are up for election in 2024, and four Democrats are vying for the 3 seats. It’s time for the voters to dump … Read more

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