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‘A flowing stream from here on out’: Tucson using effluent to revive ‘dead’ stretch of river

TUCSON – The Santa Cruz River west of downtown Tucson is receiving treated wastewater under a Heritage Project meant to restore riparian areas and replenish aquifers.


Family suing Phoenix for police brutality rejects apologies from mayor, chief

PHOENIX – A couple held at police gunpoint – shown in a viral cellphone video released last week – say the apologies of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Police Chief Jeri Williams are insincere and that further action should be taken.


Hung jury in trial of No More Deaths volunteer charged with harboring migrants

TUCSON – Humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren’s federal trial ended without a verdict.


Efforts to protect butterflies, desert fish would get millions under Extinction Prevention Act

PHOENIX – Some threatened and endangered Arizona species may receive federal funding under a bill being proposed by Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona.


Excessive heat, high fuel loads in Arizona have experts predicting wildfires through fall

PHOENIX – The Woodbury and Mountain fires burning in the Tonto National Forest aren’t a threat to people, but both indicate what could be a trend over the next few months: as vegetation grows from the wet winter and dry out, Arizona is a tinderbox.


Unusually wet winter and spring pushes Arizona out of short-term drought

PHOENIX – The U.S. Drought Monitor has declared the 48 contiguous states free of extreme or severe drought for the first time in almost two decades.


Migrants dropped off by ICE outside Phoenix bus stations are left with few resources

PHOENIX – Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently released more than 100 migrants outside a Phoenix Greyhound station, with few resources.


Jobs, recreation, high rents and traffic: Four ways a growing population changes Arizona

PHOENIX – Growth in the Southwest brings jobs and city plans for recreational development to Arizona, but also clogs roads and leads to rent hikes.


Discussion of Arizona basketball unrest finds its way to Board of Regents meeting

TEMPE – Although many thought the storm surrounding the Arizona men’s basketball program had dissipated, new developments have put the program back in the national spotlight.


At Indigenous Peoples March, different reservations, same stories

WASHINGTON - The first-ever Indigenous Peoples March brought thousands from all over the country and as far away as Australia and the Caribbean to raise awareness on issues many attendees share, from violence violence against Native women to environmental problems.


A new experience for Edwards and Sumlin coaching their first Territorial Cup game

Arizona State and Arizona have new additions to this year's Territorial Cup game.


California wildfire death toll rises to 44; Arizona firefighters assisting efforts

LOS ANGELES – Arizona officials plan to send about 150 firefighters and dozens of engines to California to help fight wildfires there. The wildfires sweeping across Southern California have destroyed hundreds of homes, ravaged beloved landmarks and park space and killed at least two people and injured several more.