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‘Done’ isn’t done: What’s happening with the Colorado River drought plans?

GREELEY, Colo. – The Drought Contingency Plan is designed to rein in water use and — at least for six years — prevent the whole system from crashing.


Rain falls, Fowler rises: Best moments from the Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The Waste Management Phoenix Open hasn't always been kind to Rickie Fowler. For a short time on Sunday, it looked like that might be the case again.


Number of Arizonans who see climate change as ‘serious problem’ jumps

WASHINGTON - The number of Arizonans who believe climate change is a "serious problem" has grown sharply in recent years, according to a poll that claims Western-state voters worried about water and climate issues and disappointed in recent federal rollback of environmental protections.


Open season: PGA Tour’s most popular tournament is underway

SCOTTSDALE – The Waste Management Phoenix Open kicked off Monday with the Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am and practice rounds for PGA Tour pros.


It’s the law that can’t be obeyed: Firms hire with E-Verify on hiatus

WASHINGTON – Arizona law requires businesses to use E-Verify, a system that checks job applicants' citizenship status, but with the government shutdown halting the service employers have to roll the dice and hope any new hires check out after government, and the service, come back.


Opinions divided on whether former ASU standout Barry Bonds belongs in Hall of Fame

PHOENIX – Opinions are split on whether former Arizona State standout Barry Bonds will find his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


March for Life draws upbeat pro-life crowd on chilly Washington day

WASHINGTON - Arizonans joined tens of thousands in Washington at the 46th March for Life, an annual gathering to protest the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman's right to an abortion, but marchers this year were optimistic that the tide may be turning their way.


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?


Tree rings give clues as to how climate change could shift drought in the Sonoran Desert

TUCSON – The tree ring lab at the University of Arizona recently looked at tree rings to make conclusions about shifts in the tropical belt for 800 years.


Profits and flames: Private firefighters an option for the wealthy

BOISE, Idaho – Some insurance companies are including private firefighting as part of coverage.


New houses, built to fire code, burned down anyway in California’s 2017 Thomas Fire

LOS ANGELES – California's building codes are not keeping up with the severe, wind-driven wildfires that are becoming the norm.


Santa Monica moonscape: Biologists consider ways to restore badly burned national recreation area

LOS ANGELES – Scientists with the National Park Service are just beginning to assess and restore vast tracts of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which lost 88 percent of its land to the devastating Woolsey Fire in November. Their first task is to eliminate opportunistic invasive plants.