Southwest (AZ NM OK TX)

Do Arizona Journalists Have To Show Their Papers?

Access to legislatures is critical to journalistic coverage of government — at least if government is to be accountable and democratic. So it caused a stir when Arizona House Speaker David Gowan (R) banned reporters from the floor unless they passed extensive background checks.

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"Texas Oil And Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To Industry"

"The cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year."

Source: Austin American-Statesman, 03/29/2016

"Easter Snow Helps U.S. Firefighters Slowly Contain Prairie Wildfire"

"A wildfire that has scorched hundreds of thousands acres of prairie and ranch land in Kansas and Oklahoma since last week was slowly being contained, authorities said on Sunday, with a rare Easter snowfall providing some help to fire-fighting teams."

Source: Reuters, 03/28/2016
March 24, 2016 to March 26, 2016

Marfa Dialogues/Houston: Looking at the Future of the Planet

Ballroom Marfa, FotoFest International and the Public Concern Foundation brings the Marfa Dialogues to Houston, Texas as part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial exploring the theme of CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet. Join us as we consider the scale of climate disruption from the hyperlocal to the hyperobject.

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