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The one that got away: A look at Glen Canyon 40 years after it was filled

When work on the Glen Canyon Dam was finished on the Colorado River in 1966, it marked an important development for water management in the West and created Lake Powell. It also marked a grim milestone for environmentalists who have never forgotten the loss of the spectacular canyon.


Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them

Experts can cite any number of historical and logistical reasons why Native Americans have relatively low response rates to the Census, but they point to a very new, and very specific challenge this year - COVID-19, which has hit tribes hard while keeping enumerators out of the field..


University of California divests from fossil fuels, puts $1 billion into clean energy

PHOENIX — UC moved $1 billion in investments from fossil fuels to clean energy, the largest divestment in the movement away from coal, oil and gas, but that movement does not yet include Arizona universities.


Mayors glad to get COVID-19 relief funding, wish it had arrived sooner

WASHINGTON - Mayors around the state said they welcome the $441 million in COVID-19 relief funding released by the state this week - they just wish they could have welcomed it sooner. The comments came as the state released $441 million in relief funds from the federal CARES Act, passed two months ago.


Cities, counties to get $441 million in direct COVID-19 relief funds

WASHINGTON - Arizona cities and counties will get access to nearly $600 million in COVID-19 relief funding, part of the more than $1.8 billion awarded two months ago to Arizona under the federal CARES Act.


Court upholds death penalty for only Native American on U.S. death row

WASHINGTON - An appeals court Thursday upheld the death sentence for Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on federal death row, and one of five inmates targeted last year for execution under a revived federal death penalty policy.


House OKs $484 billion in COVID-19 relief, loans could go out this week

WASHINGTON - Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.


Cold beer, hot takes: TV’s most popular sports personalities happy to share their opinion

PHOENIX – The changing sports landscape has shined a spotlight on television’s hierarchy: TV sports personalities like Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless yield multi-million dollar salaries for expressing their thoughts.


Businesses hurry up and wait, as relief funds dry up, new fund stalls

WASHINGTON - Mesa business owner Savannah Sander hoped a Paycheck Protection Program loan would keep her business afloat, when the $349 billion fund ran out of money week. Now, all she and other business owners can do is wait while Congress fights over plans to add another $251 billion to the program.


ASU basketball lands highest ranked recruit ever in Josh Christopher

PHOENIX – ASU men’s basketball landed a commitment from Josh Christopher on Monday night. Christopher is the highest-rated recruit in the ESPN100 era to commit to ASU and the second five-star to James Harden.


State, national jobless claims continue surge, experts see no end

PHOENIX - Another 129,215 Arizonans filed for unemployment last week, boosting the number of new jobless in the state above a quarter million since March 1, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Economic Security.


This is Madness: Computer simulator sent Arizona State on Cinderella run in virtual tourney

PHOENIX – Arizona State was this year’s March Madness Cinderella, at least in a virtual world created by one Twitter user.