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Arizona Supreme Court building
The state Supreme Court cited a law from more than a decade ago that prevents the burden of developments on new residents if all taxpayers benefit.
Jan. 18, 2023
Rain on a pool
For the last week, we’ve seen heavy rains in the Valley and mountains of snow in the high country. But will it help alleviate drought conditions?
Jan. 18, 2023
Michael Lanier
Xeriscaping has been a thing for a while now, but Michael Lanier is taking that concept to a whole new level. Lanier is the owner of Pueblo, a plant store on Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix that’s known for its well-informed staff and hip aesthetic.
Jan. 18, 2023
Natalie Koch
Newly elected Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has promised to stop what she calls a sweetheart deal that allows Saudi farmers to use up valuable Arizona water for free to grow thirsty alfalfa in our state. Now, a new book from Arizona native Natalie Koch dives deep into the long history that got us here.
Jan. 18, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
Maricopa County Supervisor Tom Galvin says Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega has blocked an interim solution to provide water to Rio Verde Foothills, which falls within his district. The Show spoke with him about the ongoing discussions.
Jan. 18, 2023
a Dynamite Water tanker
Rio Verde Foothills residents have filed an injunction against the city of Scottsdale after it shut down water delivery services to the community.
Jan. 17, 2023
The Department of Water Resources is set to not issue new residential subdivisions in and around Buckeye following the report.
Jan. 12, 2023
Rio Verde Foothills homeowner Meredith DeAngelis
On Jan. 1, the city of Scottsdale shut the water tap for the community of Rio Verde Foothills. On Wednesday, residents of Rio Verde gathered in protest at the Scottsdale City Council to demand a solution.
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Jan. 12, 2023
Katie Hobbs
New Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs recently called attention to the importance of conserving groundwater. There are signs the state is about to get serious about protecting its most vital resource.
Jan. 11, 2023
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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will award $100 million worth of grant money to help communities impacted by climate change and other environmental inequities.
Jan. 10, 2023
drop from a water faucet
Gov. Katie Hobbs this week issued an executive order to create a Governor’s Water Policy Council. Hobbs said the new group will be tasked with updating the state’s Groundwater Management Act.
Jan. 10, 2023
Arizona Capitol copper dome statue Phoenix
The 2023 Arizona legislative session is being brought to you by the letter E — as in education funding and election issues. These promise to be among the most contentious issues as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday.
Jan. 9, 2023
Brenda Burman
The Central Arizona Project, which delivers water from the Colorado River to nearly 6 million Arizonans, has a new general manager. The change in leadership comes as the state faces unprecedented cuts to water supply.
Jan. 6, 2023
Colorado River
The bills grant leasing authority, which could provide funds for a tribal nursing home and substance abuse treatment.
Jan. 6, 2023
Phoenix will add eight positions and eight vehicles to retrofit plumbing fixtures at city facilities.
Jan. 5, 2023
Navajo Nation
The Center for Biological Diversity and two Navajo activist groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over proposals for three stored hydro projects on the Navajo Nation.
Jan. 4, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
Salt River Project will begin its annual cleanup and repair of its canals Friday. The work means that access to some areas may be closed, including Arizona Falls on Indian School Road.
Jan. 4, 2023
captiol museum
A coalition of groups gathered at the state capital Tuesday to call attention to environmental quality issues.
Jan. 3, 2023
Lake Powell
For years, environmental groups have said that the construction of Glen Canyon Dam put one of the Southwest’s most scenic places under water. Now, some say that Lake Powell’s falling levels present an opportunity to restore that scenery.
Jan. 3, 2023
Flagstaff residents fill pickup trucks with sandbags
The fiscal omnibus bill approved just before the new year includes nearly $1 billion for protecting the nation’s watersheds. And of that, northern Arizona’s Coconino County will receive $50 million.
Jan. 3, 2023

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