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‘You feel like you can’t get a break’: The Colorado River struggles to water the West after two decades of drought

After another dry year, the waterway that supplies 40 million people is parched as climate change upends the water cycle in the Southwest. Scientists say the only way forward is to rein in demands on the 1,450-mile long Colorado River’s water to match its decline.


Advocates: Affordable Care Act here to stay, as more Arizonans enroll

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocates are breathing "a sigh of relief" this week after the Supreme Court again refused to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, a decision that should preserve the health care program for at least several years.


‘It was an open country’: Gadsden resident reflects on life along the border

YUMA – Louie Gradias of Gadsden has witnessed the drastic evolution of the southern border over his 79 years and has many stories to tell.


Muscogee Nation drops colonial era name in rebranding

Leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from the tribe’s name as part of a rebranding effort. But not all members are on board, and some say their identity is being stripped away from them.


‘Bigger than he is’: Goligoski’s veteran leadership fueling fight through Coyotes’ playoff race

PHOENIX – Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski has turned the corner with an increase in offensive production while mentoring his young teammates during the Honda West Division postseason race.


Palo Verde generator helps Southwest meet climate goals, but future of nuclear is debated

PHOENIX – A new NREL study finds that LA could eliminate fossil fuels from its power grid by 2035. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station west of Phoenix is part of the solution, but critics say it's a temporary solution to meet climate goals in both California and Arizona.


Snowfall in the West indicates 20-year drought will persist and intensify

With temperatures rising and precipitation falling, it's likely drought conditions across the West will worsen.


UArizona women’s NCAA Tournament run defies odds, builds for future

They were a No. 3 seed. They have one of the lowest budgets of NCAA Sweet 16 teams. Little was expected of them. And yet the Arizona Wildcats played in the NCAA Women's Tournament national championship game.



Sweet 16 and never been missed: UArizona women break out of anonymity, advance in NCAA Tournament

The Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team survives upset scare from BYU, advance to Sweet 16 for first time since 1998.


Arizona women’s basketball team ends drought, advances in NCAA Tournament

After a 16-year drought, the Arizona women’s basketball team notched its first NCAA tournament win since 2005 on Monday.


High school hockey: Notre Dame Prep Saints go marching in … to nationals

TEMPE - The Notre Dame Prep Saints secured a 2-1 victory over the Pinnacle Pioneers during the state championship game on Friday and advance to nationals.