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Friday forecast: Bring on the heat!

PHOENIX – Temperatures increase across Arizona. Even after a break from the precipitation over the past few months, certain areas are still above average moisture levels.


Despite gaps in science, cloud seeding embraced by some water managers

WOLCOTT, Colo. – Cloud seeding, in which silver iodide is introduced into snow storms, has been around for years, despite solid science on its effectiveness. But with ongoing drought and a warming climate, more water experts in the West are willing to give it a chance.


Save water, drink beer: Camp Verde collaboration swaps corn for barley

CAMP VERDE – A collaboration among Camp Verde farmers, investors and the Nature Conservancy has reduced Verde River water usage by getting farmers to swap our summer corn for winter barley, a key ingredient in beer.


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.


Vaquita’s last stand: Saving the porpoise may depend on creating a legal market for totoaba

SAN FELIPE, Baja California – A plan to capture and breed the endangered vaquita marina in a giant ocean aquarium failed, but out of that came a new plan: use the aquarium to breed totoaba, the fish targeted by poachers. Conservationists hope by creating a legal market for totoaba, vaquita no longer will be killed by poachers’ gillnets.


Hiccups and ‘voter fatigue’: Election Day challenges discussed

PHOENIX – While some people faced difficulties casting their ballot in the 2018 midterm elections, others are at work looking for new ways to make the voting process easier and more accessible.


1.7 million votes and counting: Officials say wait until Thursday for results of McSally, Sinema Senate race

PHOENIX – Only a small fraction of votes separate Arizona Senate candidates McSally and Sinema. McSally is ticking ahead with 99 percent of precincts counted.


Early returns show McSally, Sinema race for Senate remains too close to call

PHOENIX – Early returns in the race for Arizona’s open U.S. Senate seat showed a sliver of votes separating Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, after a campaign featuring millions of dollars in attack ads and verbal sparring over patriotism, voting records and alleged lies.


Election Day: Results roll in, voters share their stories

PHOENIX – Cronkite News reporters fan out across the state to share stories from Election Day. Find election results and voter experiences.


U.S House, District 5: Joan Greene vows to fight corruption, boost schools

Joan Greene says pushing back against corruption, improving funding for education and protecting victims of sexual assault are among issues important to her as she vies for a seat representing the 5th Congressional District.


‘Somebody’s going to have to use less’: Colorado River managers grapple with drought plans

PAGE - The seven states along the Colorado River are trying to find a solution to preserve the declining river, which provides water to 40 million people.


Hungry for jobs, people with Down syndrome learn to cook

PHOENIX – Kris Mills, the owner of a food truck, teaches people with Down syndrome how to cook to improve their chances of getting jobs.