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Despite 2016 law, Salt River wild horses remain unmanaged

Every year, thousands of people visit the Salt River to experience the riparian area in the Sonoran Desert. But they'll likely also see piles of horse manure, from wild horses that wildlife experts say is a harmful invasive species.... Read more»1

As climate heats up, state confident in water conservation efforts

Parts of Arizona could experience as many as 140 days of temperatures above 100 degrees per year within 20 years, according to a climate change model from the EPA. Despite that, state agencies say they are confident that the state has been careful in its water use, and communities and water utilities have developed responses to changing climates for years.... Read more»

Capitol roundup: KidsCare, reporters return, bill updates

Legislators still have not presented their response to the budget. Instead the major news at the Capitol this week revolved around the House of Representatives temporarily suspending new security protocols that barred reporters from the floor.... Read more»

Enviro sees toxic mine danger in Arizona; officials disagree

With Arizona home to thousands of abandoned mines, the head of a state environmental group says an incident similar to the recent toxic spill in Colorado could happen here.... Read more»

Farewell US Airways Center, hello Talking Stick Resort Arena

Fans who make their way to Phoenix Suns or Phoenix Mercury games will have to get used to a new name for the teams' home. The US Airways Center will soon be known as the Talking Stick Resort Arena. ... Read more»1

Feds, White Mountain Apaches sign 'historic' water-rights deal

The federal government and White Mountain Apache tribe signed a “historic” water-rights agreement Tuesday that the two sides said will guarantee water for the tribe and benefit Phoenix water users as well.... Read more»

35 years of keeping eye on Az bald eagle nests

The bald eagle is no longer endangered, but government, private and tribal groups are keeping alive the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, which is marking 35 years of keeping an eye on nests around the state. ... Read more»

Golden algae a growing concern in Salt River system

A one-celled aquatic invader that killed thousands of fish in the Salt River is now a growing concern at Roosevelt Lake. Dozens of gizzard shad in the lake died late last month from the toxin produced by golden algae, ... Read more»

Thousands among Az tribes to benefit from $3.4B settlement

As many as 30,000 Native Americans from seven Arizona tribes stand to benefit from the final settlement this week of a years-long, $3.4 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government.... Read more»

High court won't wade into Salt River ownership fight

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider an appeal in a 26-year battle over who holds title to the Lower Salt River, the state or private landowners.... Read more»

Roosevelt Dam: 100 years of shoring up Arizona’s growth

On March 18, 1911, an entourage that included former President Theodore Roosevelt and territorial Gov. Richard E. Sloan rode up Apache Trail to dedicate the largest masonry dam in the world. Theodore Roosevelt Dam would tame the capricious Salt River, making the Valley blossom with farms and, later, subdivisions.... Read more»

Feds propose listing two fish species as endangered

Federal authorities plan to designate nearly 800 miles of critical habitat for two threatened fish species in the Southwest, and change the status of the fish – the spikedace and loach minnow – from "threatened" to "endangered."... Read more»