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Access to clean water, rights to Colorado River are high priorities for tribes

Access to clean water is a chronic issue for tribal communities in the Colorado River Basin, who also have been denied their rights to water from the river for a century. Two recent moves intend to address those inequities.


Arizona cities continued booming growth last year, Census Bureau says

WASHINGTON - Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau.


Are Mavericks crossing the line with their fine-inducing enthusiasm, especially against the Suns?

PHOENIX – After Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, the Dallas Mavericks were fined for a third time by the league. Are they crossing the line?


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.


Mercury: Skylar Diggins-Smith absence not related to disagreement with Diana Taurasi

PHOENIX – Despite a bench disagreement with teammate Diana Taurasi during a loss in Las Vegas, Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith missed Thursday night’s home loss against Dallas due to a non-COVID illness and not because of a fight, the team said.


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.


California to test solar panels over irrigation canals to save water, boost electricity output

TURLOCK, Calif. – The Turlock Irrigation District in central California is conducting a pilot project to save water and increase power output by putting solar panels over canals. The project might eventually help the state save up to 63 billion gallons of water per year.


More funds sought for drone inspections of transportation infrastructure

TEMPE – New legislation sponsored by Rep. Greg Stanton of Phoenix could give more funding to state, local and tribal governments to use drones to inspect roads, bridges and other infrastructure.


The beat goes on: Drumlines reinvent themselves as important pieces in the sports world

PHOENIX – From their role in HBCU marching bands to their place in a popular movie, drumlines have become a key player in the sports entertainment world.


Glendale’s Team Solitaire shows smaller, independent groups can thrive in Supercross

GLENDALE – Some teams are literally better equipped to succeed in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship than others. But that doesn’t mean that independent racing teams, like Glendale-based Team Solitaire, can’t be competitive and have an impact on the sport.


Oklahoma tribes strike back at critics ahead of Supreme Court arguments

WASHINGTON - Oklahoma’s Five Tribes are pushing back against critics of tribal sovereignty, as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Wednesday that could solidify the impact of its 2020 ruling that recognized reservations over nearly half of Oklahoma.


Back-to-back victories over New Mexico United help Phoenix Rising achieve two goals

CHANDLER – Phoenix Rising FC played rival New Mexico United in back-to-back games: one in league play, one in the U.S. Open Cup. Victories in both helped achieve multiple goals.