Supreme Court hears Navajo water rights case with potentially big impact
WASHINGTON - When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in Arizona v. Navajo Nation, it will be considering fairly technical legal questions, but the answers could have a large impact on water allocation in the Colorado River basin.
Four real? ASU men’s basketball seeks to validate NCAA tournament berth vs. Nevada
PHOENIX – Nevada stands in the way of Arizona State’s NCAA tournament hopes in Wednesday’s First Four game, but coach Hurley believes his team is battle tested and prepared for the bright lights of the big dance.
Paid not to farm? Expanded Colorado River program divides farm community
With water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead at record lows, federal officials are ready to spend tens of millions of dollars to get farmers and other water users to conserve in 2023 and keep the reservoirs from falling farther.
Colorado River senators meet quietly to facilitate states’ water talks
Senators from the seven Western states in the Colorado River basin have been quietly meeting "for about a year," to facilitate difficult discussions between the states over the future of the river.
Pac-12 marks Title IX anniversary with first all-female Hall of Honor class
LAS VEGAS – The Pac-12 Conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of Title IX with its first all-female Hall of Honor class. The event’s success sparked possibilities for more female representation in future years.
Rockies’ snowy winter may not mean enough runoff to replenish the Colorado
New data show a snowy start to 2023 for the Colorado River basin, with heavy winter precipitation in the Rocky Mountains projected to boost spring spring runoff into Lake Powell to 117% of an average year's flows.
Desert Botanical Garden nurtures endangered monarchs and native butterflies at Majestic Mariposas exhibit
PHOENIX – Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is opening its spring butterfly pavilion to show off native butterfly species, including the endangered monarch. The garden’s ongoing Great Milkweed Grow Out lets visitors buy milkweed for their home gardens to help increase the monarch population. Milkweed is essential for monarchs to lay their eggs and for caterpillars to eat.
Tiger Woods’ newest business venture opens its doors in Glendale
GLENDALE – A new mini-golf course opened its doors on Thursday in Glendale. The course is co-owned and designed by golf legend Tiger Woods.
Homeless encampments would be torn down, people charged under Arizona Senate bill
PHOENIX – Under Arizona Senate Bill 1413, police officers would be required to tear down homeless encampments and charge the person or people living there with criminal trespassing. The bill passed the Senate Wednesday.
McKale Mary: Cambridge’s buzzer beater stuns Arizona, keeps ASU’s postseason hopes alive
TUCSON – A dramatic buzzer beater by Desmond Cambridge Jr. in Tucson kept Arizona State’s postseason hopes alive. Arizona, meanwhile, hopes for a strong finish against Los Angeles schools.
Top dog? Phoenix pooch paw-ticipates in Corgi Winter Nationals
ARCADIA, Calif. – The rambunctious stubby-legged dogs put their paws to work at the Corgi Winter Nationals in Southern California. A hundred corgis raced for the opportunity to become the top dog at this annual race.
Both sides pan administration plan to tighten rules for asylum seekers
WASHINGTON - The White House unveiled a plan Thursday to deny asylum to migrants who try to cross the southwest border illegally or who do not first seek asylum in countries they cross on their way to the U.S. as they flee their home countries.