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Teamwork will be key to balancing the overcommitted Colorado River

PHOENIX – Conservation and innovation, along with historic partnerships among the Colorado River Basin states, will be needed to eliminate the difference between what’s been promised and what’s actually in the riverbed.


Air-to-ground missions: WSU, Air Force offer different styles in unique Cheez-It Bowl meeting

SCOTTSDALE – Washington State and Air Force will bring dramatically different offensive styles to the Cheez-It Bowl in Chase Field.


With drought plans finished, water managers pause Colorado River negotiations

LAS VEGAS – With the drought contingency plan finished, water managers from across the Southwest recently gathered in Las Vegas to figure out what’s next. Climate change already is restricting the arid region’s water supplies, and there’s little agreement on how to bring balance to the Colorado River Basin.


System will study headwaters of the Colorado to gauge stream flow, soil moisture, evaporation

GREELEY, Colo. – A new high-tech monitoring program is set to take shape in the headwaters of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.


Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers grilled military branch heads over poor living conditions in privately managed military housing complexes, with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., comparing the private operators to "slumlords," as a new GAO report showed deep problems with program oversight.


Historically left out of Western water talks, tribes intend to have greater influence in future

GREELEY, Colo. – Native American tribes have senior rights to about 20% of the water in the Colorado River Basin, but they aren’t using all of it. Some tribal leaders say they intend to exert those water rights, which would have repercussions throughout the Southwest.


Bluegreen Vacations 500 reflects popularity of NASCAR in Arizona, host of 2020 championship

AVONDALE – Although thousands of people in the Valley flocked to ISM Raceway over the weekend to cheer on their favorite drivers, the Bluegreen Vacations 500 drew just as many people from outside Arizona.


Falling foot traffic across border worries businesses, state officials

NOGALES, Ariz. - Business owners in Nogales worry that long wait times at the border are driving down the number of pedestrians who cross to shop in Arizona, a drop that state officials worry could be felt throughout Arizona's economy if crossing times don't improve.


Asylum granted: LGBTQ Guatemalan couple begin a new life in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Asylum seekers find a new life as a lesbian couple in Phoenix with the help of Trans Queer Pueblo, as well as building a community in the LGBTQ community.


Climate whiplash: Four Corners residents and ranchers adapting to weather extremes

MANCOS, Colorado – Too hot and dry one season, too wet the next. That’s the predicament ranchers in the Four Corners area are facing, and they’re searching for ways to adapt.


Senate approves Arizonan Barrett as fourth female Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm Arizona businesswoman Barbara Barrett as the next Air Force secretary, one day after brushing aside an attempt to stall her nomination over Air Force use of Trump hotels for official business.


Volker resigns from McCain Institute, says impeachment testimony ‘becoming a distraction’

WASHINGTON - A day after he spent 10 hours before House committees that are pressing an impeachment inquiry of the president, Kurt Volker told staff Friday at the McCain Institute for International Leadership that he is still their executive director - but for how much longer remains unclear.