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More than 1,600 kids in detention have tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 affects the juvenile justice system with a rising number of positive cases, as juvenile detention facilities evolve their health care protocols to help slow its spread.


Experts: Latino youth ‘invisible’ in juvenile justice data

Many experts agree Latino, Indigenous and Hispanic youth are misidentified and poorly counted in county, state and national statistics due to inconsistencies in definitions, categories or even having the option to self-identify at all.


Food insecurity amid COVID-19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

PHOENIX – There are few grocery stores in Indian Country, so as COVID-19 leaves shelves scarce, Indigenous communities are returning to their food-growing roots.


‘Alien abductions’ of humpback chub help frame future of Colorado River

Field research in the Grand Canyon is just restarting after being banned all spring as a coronavirus precaution. Reporter Judy Fahys of InsideClimate News visited last year and discovered why this data-gathering is crucial for the environment and for people who rely on the water that runs through it.


Kirkpatrick says Air Force targets Davis-Monthan for bulk of A-10 cuts

TEMPE - The Air Force plans to retire 42 A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson next year, according to a state lawmaker, a move that would cut the base's fleet of the storied "Warthogs" in half.


As Western coal-fired plants close, who gets their water?

CRAIG, Colorado – Coal-fired power plants use millions of gallons of water, but as more of these plants are shut down, what will become of the water they draw from the overallocated Colorado River?


Healing arts: Recovering from sexual assault through creativity

PHOENIX – Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Art as therapy, whether through visual, performance or other means, is being used as a recovery system from sexual assault.


The Colorado River is overcommitted – here’s how that happened

PHOENIX – When Western leaders divided up the life-giving waters of the Colorado River in the 1920s, they overestimated how much water was available. That “structural deficit” of 1.5 million acre-feet plays a role in the river’s dire situation today.


Farmers switch irrigation to save water, keep the Colorado River from growing saltier

PAONIA, Colorado – Microsprinklers are replacing flood irrigation along some parts of Colorado’s Western Slope, which is saving farmers water and reducing the amount of salt and selenium flowing each year into the Colorado River.


Millennials use technology to ensure the future of Arizona ranching and farming

PHOENIX – We talk to three Arizona millennials working to ensure the state’s farms and ranches are sustainable and profitable.


Big dogs may be key to protecting Arizona herds from Mexican gray wolf

EAGAR – Livestock guardian dogs could help ranchers protect their cattle from Mexican gray wolves.


As Southwest water managers grapple with climate change, can a ‘grand bargain’ work?

GREELEY, Colo. – A temporary fix to the Colorado River's scarcity problem has turned attention to how to manage the water supply for 40 million people across the Southwest.