By Bret Jaspers | April 22, 2019
PHOENIX – Arizona supports a proposed federal rule change redefining what’s considered a “Water of the United States,” but is asking for more time.
By Bret Jaspers, Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein | April 19, 2019
PHOENIX – The Gila River faces a consequential year in 2019. It is the deadline to finalize an environmental review for a Gila River diversion project in New Mexico. The project has long been up in the air.
By Bret Jaspers | April 12, 2019
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a reversal of Obama-era definitions in the 1972 Clean Water Act.
By Bret Jaspers | April 8, 2019
PHOENIX – A group of scientists, climate experts, and government officials from around the country want to make what we know about climate change more integrated with run-of-the-mill choices about infrastructure and zoning. It would be a sort of climate service, akin to the National Weather Service.
By Bayan Wang | March 22, 2019
GLENDALE – Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks about a task force that aims to combat sexual assault in the military and funding for a border wall.
By Luke Runyon | March 20, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – Water managers in the Colorado River Basin are a step closer to approval of a drought contingency plan meant to buy the Southwest more time to adjust to climate change and overuse of scarce resources.
By Andrew Howard | March 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has identified $150 million of military construction projects in Arizona that could be tapped to fund a border wall, with a $30 million project at Fort Huachuca the likeliest target in the state, under President Donald Trump's declaration of a nationa border emergency.
By Luke Runyon | March 19, 2019
GREELEY, Colo. – High snowpack in the southern Rocky Mountains this winter will likely stave off a shortage declaration in the Colorado River watershed in 2020, relieving pressure on water managers attempting to navigate future scarcity.
By Bret Jaspers | March 4, 2019
PHOENIX – Arizona was under pressure to sign its part of a plan to save Lake Mead by Jan. 31. It made the deadline, but federal authorities said the deal wasn’t quite done and set another deadline, but it also has come and gone. The real deadline looms in August.
By Keerthi Vedantam | March 4, 2019
WASHINGTON - Transgender soldiers told a House panel that the Trump administration's plan to reimpose a ban on transgender service would backfire, as Pentagon officials defended the move that they said will allow them to better assess military readiness.
By Keerthi Vedantam | Feb. 26, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers split down party lines as the House voted 245-182 to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of national emergency at the southern border, a move Trump said is needed so he can shift $6.7 billion toward construction of a border wall this year.
By Andrew Howard | Feb. 19, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers vowed to fight the loss of any funding at Luke Air Force Base, where up to $40 million in construction projects could be tapped under President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration that could divert billions from Pentagon projects toward a border wall.