Saudi-owned farm raises AZ groundwater questions
Gov. Katie Hobbs says she is protecting Arizona's resources by terminating the leases for a Saudi-owned company that’s been growing water-intensive crops in the drought-stricken state. But some say the state needs to do more to regulate rural groundwater.
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Gov. Katie Hobbs says the state is terminating a lease for a Saudi-owned company that’s been farming alfalfa in Arizona. The company has been criticized for growing a water-intensive crop for export amid the Southwest’s historic drought.
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Congress averted a government shutdown Saturday evening prior to a midnight deadline to fund the federal government. The legislation to do so is temporary as it expires Nov. 17.
It’s Banned Books Week in the United States — an annual campaign conducted by the American Library Association to bring awareness about demands to censor library books and resources.
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Phoenix is looking for artists to contribute ideas for its largest park.
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Earlier this month, President Joe Biden declared the COVID-19 pandemic over. But many experts say COVID still isn’t just another seasonal respiratory virus and, even if it were, it would be hard to manage when people are struggling to get, and pay for, vaccines.
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