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Lower Colorado River Basin Can Still Expect Shortage Next Year
Rocky Mountain snow was plentiful this past winter, but that doesn’t mean the lower Colorado River basin avoids a shortage.
June 25, 2019
Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit Starts Wednesday
The Arizona-Mexico Commission officially starts its 60th birthday celebration Wednesday at a resort in the north part of the Valley. Governors, members of Congress and a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States are scheduled to take part in the so-called summit.
June 25, 2019
Wedding Companies That Jilted Customers Ordered To Reconcile
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has settled with two bridal scammers this week on behalf of hundreds of not-so-happy couples who had prepaid for thousands of dollars in wedding services.
June 25, 2019
Funeral Home Charges Excessive Fees After Taking Over Estates
U.S. Navy veteran Robert Heiskell died alone in his home in 2017. A concerned neighbor notified authorities and, with no will and no one to claim his body, it was turned over to a local funeral home, Abel Funeral Services.
June 25, 2019
Grand Canyon Park Pushes For Infrastructure Funding
Not only is the Grand Canyon one of the most popular national parks in the U.S., it comfortably sits on a list of the most popular destinations for tourists to visit in general. A lot of work, however, needs to be done to maintain its infrastructure.
June 25, 2019
AZ Banned Animal-Killing Contests — Did It Go Far Enough?
Joe Trudeau, Southwest advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, called the Arizona Game and Fish decision a "bittersweet victory" for wildlife in the state.
June 25, 2019
AZ Taps Federal Child Care Funds That Sat Idle Since 2018
Arizona lawmakers have agreed to spend $56 million in federal funds to increase the subsidy paid to child-care providers for the first time in nearly two decades and get people off of a long waitlist to access child care services.
June 25, 2019
Tiny Desert Concert: The Technicolors
The Technicolors recently took a year off from touring after nearly seven straight years on the road. Brennan Smiley, the guitarist and lead singer of the Phoenix-based band, said they were feeling burnt out and needed downtime to figure out their identity.
June 25, 2019
Mexico Auctions State And Crime-Owned Properties
For years, the Mexican government has auctioned properties taken from criminals. The current administration is also auctioning dozens of state-owned properties, including places where drug lords were arrested or killed.
June 25, 2019
Scottsdale Conservation Center Gets Influx Of Baby Animals
An influx of wild animals have arrived at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale — and many of them are orphaned babies. This time last year the center housed approximately 90 animals, and today they have close to 200.
June 25, 2019
Wildfire Near Superior Has Grown To 176 Square Miles
A human-caused wildfire burning for the past 16 days in the Superstition Mountains east of metro Phoenix now has grown to 176 square miles.
June 25, 2019
Dams Could Protect Ranchers From Drought, But Could They Also Make It Worse?
More dams along the Green River, a main branch of the Colorado River, could help Wyoming ranchers survive the coming droughts, but some scientists say building more dams might actually worsen the effects of climate change.
June 25, 2019
Board Of Education Declines Changes To Sex Education Policy
“The rise of STDs and STIs is a concern for me,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “I’m also concerned about bullying in our schools and that there’s been a long history of stigmatization of our students in the LGBTQ community.”
June 24, 2019
Gov. Ducey Signs Maternal Health Research Bill
Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed into law a bill that would begin a data-gathering process on women in Arizona who died during and after childbirth. Dr. Rahul Gupta with March of Dimes said ethnicity and race can often be a determining factor in whether a mother will survive childbirth or not.
June 24, 2019
The Aging Population Is At Risk For Abuse
One in 10 older adults will be a victim of elder abuse. This five-part series explores the different types of elder abuse — including resident-on-resident aggression, financial abuse, sexual abuse, scams and the intersection between victims of elder abuse and those with disabilities.
June 24, 2019
Pipeline Funding Bill Passed In Congress, Awaits Senate
The city of Nogales, Arizona has been footing a large portion of the bill to repair the binational pipeline that connects it to its Mexican counterpart, but an amendment passed in Congress may help change that.
June 24, 2019
Study: AZ Is Middle Of The Road On Gender Equity
In a recent study, half of all Americans believe the nation has not gone far enough to secure women's rights, while 10 percent think the government has gone too far.
June 24, 2019
Incoming Chief Justice Says His Agenda Puts Politics Aside
Do not expect major changes at Arizona's Supreme Court after Friday's announcement that Robert Brutinel will take over as chief justice.
June 24, 2019
River Brings Flowing Water Through Tucson
On Monday, the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona is flowing once more. The river, which begins in the San Rafael Valley flows for 184 miles, curving south into Sonora, Mexico, before flowing north through Tucson.
June 24, 2019
Bloggers Led Push Against Abuse In Protestant Church
The sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church is still having ripple effects around the world, but only recently have revelations about abuses within Protestant churches come to light.
June 24, 2019

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