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Colorado River water managers face federal call for unprecedented cuts

Water users in the overtaxed Colorado River Basin have fewer than 60 days to come up with a plan to keep 2 million to 4 million acre-feet in the system to prop up Lakes Mead and Powell, and if they can’t, the Bureau of Reclamation says it will take action.


Work in progress: Rattlers want to achieve more after clinching playoff berth

MESA – Despite already clinching the playoffs, the Arizona Rattlers still have plenty of objectives they want to achieve by the end of the regular season.


Hamilton High’s Gavin Turley hopes to make impression at MLB Draft Combine

SAN DIEGO – Hamilton High School graduate Gavin Turley is one of the top draft-eligible prospects coming out of Arizona and has his eyes set on the upcoming MLB Draft in Los Angeles


‘Wounded healers’: Advocates spotlight hidden struggles of young caregivers

MESA – Brenda Donovan was 12 when her mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. By her senior year in high school, she’d become her mother’s primary caregiver. Across the U.S., more and more people are becoming caregivers to a loved one in need – among them, young people thrust into a role for which they have little training or support.


Phil Mickelson, 16 others suspended from PGA Tour for playing in Saudi-backed league

PHOENIX – Hometown hero Phil Mickelson and 16 other professional golfers were suspended Thursday from all PGA events for their involvement with the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series.


Atwood’s final appeals fail, Arizona executes second inmate in a month

WASHINGTON - Convicted killer Frank Atwood was executed by lethal injection Wednesday morning, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid to stop his execution for the 1984 murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.


Federal court refuses to block Atwood’s scheduled Wednesday execution

WASHINGTON - Convicted killer Frank Atwood was down to his last appeals Tuesday, after a federal circuit court rejected a bid to stop his Wednesday execution for the 1984 murder of an 8-year-old Tucson girl.


No-excuse mail-in voting is constitutional, judge rules in GOP lawsuit

PHOENIX – Judge Lee Jantzen of Mohave County Superior Court ruled Monday that mail-in voting does not violate the Arizona Constitution’s ballot secrecy requirements. He cited state statutes that keep mailed ballots private and secure.


One step forward: Tempe City Council votes ‘yes’ to start talks about new Arizona Coyotes arena

TEMPE – In a 5-2 vote, the Tempe City Council decided to begin negotiations with the Arizona Coyotes for a new sports and entertainment district that includes a new arena.


Surging Arizona gun sales could surge anew in wake of mass shootings

WASHINGTON - Gun sales in Arizona have surged in recent years and experts say they could jump again, sparked by reports of multiple mass shootings around the U.S. that have claimed dozens of lives.


Despite state law, marijuana still banned in subsidized housing in Arizona

Both medical and recreational marijuana are legal in Arizona. But because of federal law, HUD still bans marijuana use in any type of government-subsidized housing, such as Section 8 and public housing. Marijuana and housing advocates call the policy discriminatory and counterproductive.


Tribal police agencies struggle to attract, maintain officers, panel told

WASHINGTON - A Navajo Nation official told a Senate panel this week that the tribe’s police department lacks the resources to attract and retain officers, a problem that experts say is faced by tribal police departments across the country.