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Arizona’s drought plan faces several obstacles, and time is just one of them

PHOENIX – Arizona lawmakers say they’ve made progress on a drought contingency plan, but much remains to be done before a Jan. 31 deadline imposed by federal water managers.


Future for Mexican solar seems bright, even under new administration

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – Several large solar projects in Sonora are soon to come fully online, including one of the largest in Latin America. Much of this expansion came from energy reforms pushed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, but with a new administration in power, will the progress continue?


With deadline looming, can Arizona Legislature agree to complex drought plan?

PHOENIX – Arizona’s 90 lawmakers have to approve a Drought Contingency Plan by the end of January, but can they digest the complexities and produce a plan that’s equitable for farms and cities?


Report: Crimes against Native women vastly underreported in urban areas

WASHINGTON - A lack of solid data in government and law enforcement records has led to the underreporting of hundreds of deaths and thousands of missing persons cases for Native American women and girls who are living in urban areas, a new report says.


Flake, Kyl join razor-thin majority to put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl fell in line with other Senate Republicans Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court by the narrowest of margins as protests continued inside and outsde the Capitol and at the court..


Kyl brings experience as a senator, baggage as a lobbyist to new job

WASHINGTON - Jon Kyl's history in the Senate made him an attractive candidate to replace the late Sen. John McCain, but it's Kyl's history as a lobbyist in the years since he last held the office that has some government watchdog groups saying voters have reason to be concerned.


Photo essay: John McCain memorials and services

Sen. John McCain is remembered by family, friends and hundreds in Phoenix before his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Listen: McCain leaves legacy of community connections

Sen. John McCain’s connections to community ran deep, whether through a high school student learning about his legacy, a native of the Philippines honoring her father’s military service by showing up at the public viewing of a fellow veteran, or a Phoenix woman who said his Senate office saved her.


Cases of missing and murdered Native American women challenge police, courts

Native American women across the country are being murdered and sexually assaulted on reservations and nearby towns at far higher rates than other American women.


Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

WASHINGTON - An appeals court said a Navy widow whose husband died from kidney disease waited too long to sue the Veterans Affairs medical center that delayed his treatment, only to send a letter two weeks after his death urging him to seek immediate care.

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Citizenship question on census will intimidate immigrants, skew headcount, Latino leaders say

Latino leaders at a NALEO convention in Phoenix were worried a citizenship question on the 2020 census will suppress responses by undocumented residents and reduce funds for programs like Title 1 for education.


Middle-age suicides on rise, new CDC report says

High suicide rates have largely been associated with younger populations, but middle age suicides are beginning to rise throughout the country, a new report says.