Bill would allow Colorado River Indian tribes to lease water to other cities
The bill comes amid historic low levels in Lake Mead and as Arizona faces a harsh water future. The state is set to take mandatory cuts to its share of Colorado River water starting in January.
Dec. 6, 2021
Homeland Security-backed Native American tracking group could expand
The Shadow Wolves unit, Homeland Security’s only Native American specialized tracking team, may get the opportunity to expand to other tribal nations near U.S. borders, pending the passing of legislation in Congress.
Dec. 5, 2021
College football bowl games announced in AZ, for ASU
The teams have been selected for the 2022 Playstation Fiesta Bowl, where Notre Dame will take on Oklahoma State at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on New Year’s Day.
Dec. 5, 2021
COVID-19 surge continues with nearly 4,000 cases reported Sunday
Arizona health officials reported just under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, as case numbers continue to surge. The state health department reported an additional 3,820 new cases and 28 new deaths.
Dec. 5, 2021
Doctor who almost died from COVID-19 hikes Camelback
A Phoenix-area doctor who survived a near-fatal bout with COVID-19 last year spent Saturday hiking Camelback Mountain’s Echo Canyon Trail with the doctors and nurses who treated him.
Dec. 5, 2021
Mesa City Council to vote on whether food truck park can stay open following complaints
A popular food truck park in Mesa has received complaints about noise and traffic from nearby residents. Owners claim the land is a public park, which allows food trucks under city zoning law, but City Council members are expected to decide the fate of the food trucks this week.
Dec. 5, 2021
Heres what happened this week in Arizona history
This week in 1915, University of Arizona students built the huge letter “A” on Sentinel Peak in the Tucson Mountains. A collection of the interesting — and sometimes unusual — events that happened this week in Arizona history.
Dec. 5, 2021
In 2 Mexican beach towns, raw sewage is running in the streets
In Guaymas, Sonora, the deteriorating system frequently sends raw sewage running through the streets, onto beaches and into the Sea of Cortez. Earlier this month, the governor declared the situation a sanitary and environmental emergency.
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Dec. 5, 2021
FBI warns Arizonans to watch out for online holiday scams
Arizona was 14th out of 50 states in the number of online scams reported, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliance Center. Brooke Brennan with the FBI office in Phoenix says scammers are always looking for inventive ways to make money and can capitalize on online shoppers during the holiday season.
Dec. 4, 2021
Man jumps from airplane at Sky Harbor during taxi to gate
An investigation is underway after an incident at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Saturday morning, where a man jumped out of a plane while it was taxiing to a gate.
Dec. 4, 2021
Arizona health department reports 6,000+ new COVID-19 cases
The Arizona Department of Health Services reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases today, more than the total on this day last year. 6,043 new cases were added to the state health department’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Dec. 4, 2021
Dems accuse Redistricting Commission chair of political bias
Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission has drawn criticism from Democratic members of the state House and Senate, with accusations that IRC Chair Erika Neuberg, intended to be the commission’s independent deciding vote, is acting with political interest.
Dec. 4, 2021
Asylum officers union: Remain in Mexico revamp is a source of shame
DHS says its reinstating the controversial Trump-era policy under court order by next week.
Dec. 4, 2021
COVID-19 omicron variant detected in Mexico
Mexican officials confirmed Friday that the first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the country.
Dec. 3, 2021
Sonoran governor vows to move Nogales train line out of downtown
Gov. Alfonso Durazo also said that the train company would cover the cost of moving the lines.
Dec. 3, 2021
Cooler weather, showers may soon be coming to Phoenix
Phoenix may soon be getting break from the 80-plus degree weather that it saw throughout most of November. That shift could start in just a few days.
Dec. 3, 2021
Scottsdale man accused in music royalty scam pleads not guilty
A Scottsdale man has pleaded not guilty to taking part in what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal more than $20 million in music royalties. Jose Teran faces dozens of counts of alleged identity theft, money laundering and wire fraud in a case involving Spanish-language songs.
Dec. 3, 2021
Unmarried parents going to court over disputes on getting kids vaxxed
Children ages 17 or younger need parental consent in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But the process could become complicated when unmarried parents disagree on the matter.
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Dec. 3, 2021
Mesa surveys residents to rate climate actions and parks system
Mesa residents are being asked to share their input about the future of city parks, recreation and climate action priorities.
Dec. 3, 2021
Maricopa supervisors narrow search for Steve Chucris replacement
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has reached the final interview phase with seven candidates to replace Supervisor Steve Chucri, following his resignation from the position.
Dec. 3, 2021