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Clean-water permits take longest in Arizona, study of Southwestern states says

PHOENIX – It takes longer to get a construction permit under the Clean Water Act in Arizona than in any other Southwestern state, a new University of California-Irvine study says. The question is why.


Additional carcinogens prompt changes at groundwater plant at Tucson Superfund site

PHOENIX – The operators of a treatment plant near a Superfund site in Tucson have made some changes after the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals in groundwater. Authorities blame the contamination on manufacturing activities and unlined landfills near the airport decades ago.


Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

WASHINGTON - When the 116th Congress convenes in January, something notable will be missing in Arizona's delegation: About 73 years of collective Capitol Hill experience. The loss of senior members drops the delegation's average tenure from just under nine years in the last Congress to just over five now.



Transgender rally at state Capitol encourages voting

PHOENIX – The LGBTQ community and its supporters rallied at the state Capitol and hope to encourage others to vote


Trump rallies Mesa crowd to support Republican McSally in tight Senate race

MESA – President Donald Trump told a crowd of thousands in a Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport hangar Friday night that a vote for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally would be the "second-best vote you ever cast." The greatest vote was for him, he said.


‘Our fish’: Dedicated biologists scour Colorado River to help endangered species survive

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Wildlife officials use electrified rafts to momentarily stun fish and pull them out of the water. They remove non-native fish – such as smallmouth bass – and eventually discard them in a local landfill.


Federal judge temporarily halts Trump administration’s order ending Temporary Protected Status

GOODYEAR – A federal judge in California on Wednesday temporarily halted a federal order that removed Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants nationwide. About 1,100 TPS holders from El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras live in Arizona.


Protesters walk out of hearing on rules for holding immigrant youth

WASHINGTON - Immigrant-rights advocates carrying signs - and babies - walked out of a Senate hearing to protest its review of a court ruling that limits the amount of time the government can hold immigrant children, limits that were key to the administration's ending its policy of separating families at the border.


Lack of trust in law enforcement hinders reporting of LGBTQ crimes

Violent crimes and other hate incidents against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans are consistently not reported and prosecuted because of chronic distrust between the LGBTQ community and police.


SunZia power lines would destroy wetlands, kill birds, opponents say

SunZia, a $2 billion project to carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to Arizona, faces opposition from community groups about environmental concerns.


Phoenix Zoo makes a mini monsoon storm for super-small snails

Bradley Poynter leads the conservation team at the Phoenix Zoo, and recently faced a problem when trying to get certain snails to mate.