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New irrigation technology could save water for Arizona farms

TONOPAH – The Central Arizona Project is working with a Tonopah farmer to evaluate technology that converts flood-irrigated fields into a drip system that uses gravity, with no external form of energy.


Rez ball rebirth in Chinle: Navajo Nation rebounds as pandemic takes toll

CHINLE – After the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the Navajo Nation, the community of Chinle as rebounded with the return of rez ball.


Biden releases 50 million barrels of oil in hopes of easing gas prices

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration said Tuesday that it will release 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to drive down the surging cost of gasoline and home heating oil.


Heat has a new enemy in Phoenix: A city office dedicated to fighting rising temperatures

PHOENIX – Phoenix has created a first-of-its-kind office to respond to rising temperatures from climate change. Heat is a greater weather hazard than floods or storms, and the new office aims to improve livability in the desert city.


Democrats’ slimmer $1.75 trillion Build Back Better still has skeptics

WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders said Thursday that they reached agreement on a $1.75 trillion "framework" for their Build Back Better plan, a sweeping social and environmental spending plan that would increase funding for everything from child care to Medicare.


Supporters seek national designation for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

WASHINGTON - Organizers behind the January 8th Memorial marking the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, want the site to earn a national designation, but the National Park Service is lukewarm to the idea.


Maricopa County health care workers ask for school mask mandate as COVID pediatric cases rise

PHOENIX – Health care workers across Maricopa County signed a letter to the county Board of Supervisors asking for mask mandates in K-12 schools as more children are being hospitalized with COVID-19.


Plumbing the Rockies: Vast infrastructure gets water where it’s needed

In Colorado, most of the water is in the western part of the state, but 80% of residents live east of the Rocky Mountains. A complex network of tunnels and canals supplies those cities, but is that system still viable in a warming, drying West?


All over the map: From Phoenix to Tucson, Arizona orienteering clubs embrace varied terrain

PHOENIX – Arizona’s varied terrain makes it a great state for orienteering, a sport in which competitors race from point to point while testing their navigational skills.


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Mike Magpayo, Jackson He helping to combat Asian American stereotypes in college athletics

PHOENIX – Mike Magpayo found out he made history while watching “SportsCenter” on the couch with his wife Caroline and his 6-day-old son Luka.


‘Boots on the ground’: How Phoenix plans to help small businesses

PHOENIX – During Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, members approved a variety of ways to spend $193 million the city received last month from the American Rescue Plan Act.