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Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

PHOENIX – The transition process from military service to civilian life can be a rough one for veterans. Arizona veterans have help.


In rapidly warming and drying Colorado River Basin, the negotiating table is being set

For 40 million people in the U.S. and Mexico, the water supply of the Colorado River basin is in jeopardy.


Inhaled smoke could raise risks of COVID-19 for firefighters, expert warns

PHOENIX – Smoke inhalation can have a deadly effect on active firefighters. COVID-19 has been particularly difficult for those who are in the line of duty. Southwestern firefighters share their experiences with the illness, the safety procedures they follow at work and their vulnerability to deadly diseases.


Feds rescind OK for copper mine at Oak Flat, seek ‘thorough review’

WASHINGTON - The government Monday rescinded its approval for a proposed massive copper mine at Oak Flat, just days before it was to transfer thousands of acres of federal land for the project.


Residents near Luke AFB offered bottled water after chemicals detected

Those east of Luke Air Force Base are being offered bottled water in response to groundwater contaminated with potentially harmful substances.


Nevada farmers look to Australian water market as Southwest U.S. dries out

Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is similar to the Colorado River Basin. Selling water is as easy as selling a couch on Craigslist.


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How dry is the Colorado River Basin? We explain it in 5 numbers

Things are very dry in the Colorado River Basin already this year. And the situation could get much worse for the water that 40 million people across seven western states rely on.


Border wall foes hail order halting project, but say it’s only first step

WASHINGTON - Border wall opponents said President Joe Biden's order to pause construction of the wall is "a huge win." But they also said it's not the end of the fight, noting that they want to make sure no more is built - or that it's taken down.


Lakes Mead and Powell could drop to lowest ever; Colorado River drought plan triggered

A recent federal forecast predicts one of the Colorado River’s biggest reservoirs, Lake Powell, will dip below a critical threshold within the next two years. That projection forces several states to start planning for an even drier future.


Biden’s path to citizenship for immigrants could face an uphill battle

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden unveiled a sweeping immigration reform bill that would create changes for DACA, undocumented immigrants and ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries.


When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow and runoff?

GREELEY, Colorado – Researchers are studying burned areas high in the Colorado Rockies to see how wildfires affect snow accumulation, snowmelt and water supplies across the West. They’re finding that there’s no simple answer.