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After nearly five months on the picket lines, the Writer’s Guild of America has struck a tentative deal with film studios. But union actors are still on strike. And the standstill in Hollywood is having some impact on Arizona.
In 2022, a fire tore through 40 square miles of the eastern slopes of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, burning away the trees and grasses that bolster the hills’ resilience against rainwater runoff. Since then, county officials have raced against more rain to control that runoff.
A new report surveyed more than 1,020 irrigators across six of the seven states that use the river’s water: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. About 70% said they are already responding to water shortages but many identified a trust gap with state and federal agencies that are trying to incentivize further water savings.
Gilbert already has rebate programs for residential customers who replace grass with drought-tolerant landscaping. But now, the town is partnering with the Salt River Project to expand its turf removal rebates to HOAs and commercial water users.
At public events, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t say whether she’s running for reelection – she’s focused on legislating, she’ll say, not campaigning. But a leaked memo reveals that, behind the scenes, the independent senator is charting an unorthodox path to victory in 2024. → More Arizona politics news
Mesa city officials are seeking to buy a motel for $7.4 million to provide shelter for unhoused residents. Some state lawmakers have joined the chorus critical of efforts from multiple cities to provide temporary housing.
Chandler City Council has approved $2.25 million in state funding to bolster Chandler Police Department programs and staffing. Chandler police will use about $1 million to hire temporary part-time investigators.
The Show spoke with Kirsten Slungaard Mumma, an assistant professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, about her research into how mothers and their children can affect each other's voting choices and civic engagement.
Republican state lawmakers have already referred to the ballot a measure that would ban ranked choice voting in Arizona elections. But there are also a pair of citizen initiatives aiming to join that one next November.
A journalist who ran a community Facebook news page was killed in the northern Mexico border town of San Luis Rio Colorado on Monday, when he was apparently caught in the cross-fire of an attack aimed at police.
Two years after he was formally censured for a video that appeared to espouse violence against lawmakers, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar has again grabbed headlines by saying the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be hanged in a “better society.”