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The Central Arizona Project's 336 mile canal - the longest aqueduct in the United States - diverts water from the Colorado River to serve 1 million acres of irrigated agricultural land in Central Arizona and to provide municipal water to Phoenix and Tucson.

Ranchers, developers, environmentalists, and community members from across the state have been meeting at the 107th Arizona Town Hall to develop recommendations on how to prepare for Arizona’s water future. Read more»

The Cover Arizona Coalition, composed of more than 900 community and statewide organizations, began its informational campaign on Monday for those seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Through the coalition, there are free in-person “enrollment assisters” across the state willing to help anyone searching for an insurance plan on the online marketplace. Read more»

Diane Douglas attends a meeting of the State Board of Education, 2015.

The Arizona State Board of Education is suing Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas for refusing board investigators remote access to documents involving teacher misconduct. Read more»

Steve Ruff, associate research professor at Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration, says the discovery of what appears to be briny water on the surface of Mars will advance knowledge of the Red Planet.

This week’s landmark announcement that the surface of Mars has liquid water links back to a University of Arizona laboratory where students and faculty monitor images from an orbiting camera. Read more»

Investigating complaints about gasoline prices not matching those posted is among the duties of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures. Citing the need for efficiency, Gov. Doug Ducey is dissolving the agency, and other agencies are absorbing its duties and personnel.

The state agency that investigates rogue moving companies, makes sure you get the gas you paid for at the pump and offers other consumer protections is set to shutter its doors next year. Gov. Doug Ducey is closing the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures with a stated goal of making state government more efficient. Read more»