Republican leaders of the Arizona House and Senate have spent long hours in the past week behind closed doors with Gov. Doug Ducey's representatives hashing out details of a budget deal that could be revealed as early as Monday.
Arizona Sen. John McCain is calling for a Justice Department criminal investigation of last summer’s Gold King Mine spill. McCain is part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, which held a field hearing in Phoenix on Friday.
Storms brought deep snow to the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River this winter and spring, but the dried-out landscape will soak up some of the runoff before it can reach the river and the 40 million people depending on it for water.