By Christopher Scragg | Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration plans to tap the Pentagon for another $3.8 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction this year, a move critics blasted as "theft," a raid and a money grab.
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
PHOENIX – Advocates continue struggling to keep qualified Hispanic families enrolled in public programs like food stamps and cash assistance amid changes to the so-called public charge rule. The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided to let the rule take effect, and that happens on Feb. 24. It allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
PHOENIX – A Republican lawmaker from Kingman has introduced legislation that would bar “fourth priority” water contracts along the Colorado River from being transferred to growing cities in central Arizona.
By Luke Runyon | Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
LAS VEGAS – The desert tortoise is well equipped to handle a hot and dry climate, but climate change, and large scale developments are making the land they roam hotter and drier.
By Bret Jaspers | Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
PHOENIX – Conservation and innovation, along with historic partnerships among the Colorado River Basin states, will be needed to eliminate the difference between what’s been promised and what’s actually in the riverbed.
By Nathan Hiatt | Friday, Dec. 27, 2019
SCOTTSDALE – Washington State and Air Force will bring dramatically different offensive styles to the Cheez-It Bowl in Chase Field.
By Luke Runyon | Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS – With the drought contingency plan finished, water managers from across the Southwest recently gathered in Las Vegas to figure out what’s next. Climate change already is restricting the arid region’s water supplies, and there’s little agreement on how to bring balance to the Colorado River Basin.
By Luke Runyon | Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – A new high-tech monitoring program is set to take shape in the headwaters of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.
By Megan U. Boyanton | Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers grilled military branch heads over poor living conditions in privately managed military housing complexes, with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., comparing the private operators to "slumlords," as a new GAO report showed deep problems with program oversight.
By Luke Runyon | Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – Native American tribes have senior rights to about 20% of the water in the Colorado River Basin, but they aren’t using all of it. Some tribal leaders say they intend to exert those water rights, which would have repercussions throughout the Southwest.
By Erica Block and Stephanie Bates | Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
AVONDALE – Although thousands of people in the Valley flocked to ISM Raceway over the weekend to cheer on their favorite drivers, the Bluegreen Vacations 500 drew just as many people from outside Arizona.
By Luke Runyon | Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
MANCOS, Colorado – Too hot and dry one season, too wet the next. That’s the predicament ranchers in the Four Corners area are facing, and they’re searching for ways to adapt.