Blog for Arizona was created by Michael Bryan in 2003. The first co-authors to join him was the AZ BlueMeanie and David Safier. The three built Blog for Arizona into a popular watchdog blog focusing on Arizona politics, the shenanigans of the Legislature, and the state of education in Arizona.
By allowing established independent bloggers to cross-post, Blog for Arizona continued to grow in stature, and the content became richer.
Karl Reiner and Craig McDermott (Random Musings) became contributors during subsequent years. Bryan opened up the blog even more in 2012 adding Bob Lord and Pamela Powers Hannley (Tucson Progressive).
In 2013, BfAZ expanded coverage of other issues by adding environmentalist Will Greene and local politico and historian Tom Prezelski (Rum, Romanism and Rebellion). In 2014, Donna Gratehouse (Democratic Diva), Carolyn Classen (formerly Carolyn’s Community on the TucsonCitizen.com), and Steve Muratore (Arizona Eagletarian) started blogging at BfAZ, and Safier moved to the Tucson Weekly’s The Range blog.
Also in 2013, the Washington Post named Blog for Arizona the Best Political Blog in Arizona– the only Arizona blog to receive this distinction. BfAZ articles are also regularly featured by the Daily Kos in their weekly progressive news round-up. In 2015, Blog for Arizona was named Best Democratic Blog by the Phoenix New Times.
With regular contributors from Tucson and metro Phoenix, Blog for Arizona is the state’s most comprehensive news source for political news, commentary, and community events.
Blog for Arizona is a truly independent news source. Although the blog has a decidedly progressive viewpoint, we receive no funding from any politicians or political parties. We welcome your support and patronage.
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