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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake speaks at the 2016 Business of Water Summit in Phoenix. In his remarks, Flake outlined his criteria for federal legislation to address the drought facing states that rely on the Colorado River for water.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake said he believes there is a chance the U.S. Congress will move forward with legislation addressing drought in the West, but any federal response to water shortages must not overrule state policies or rely on federal funding. Read more»

Richard Sitongia of Phoenix, holds up a sign during a protest at the state Capitol on Wednesday. Sitongia, a Bernie Sanders supporter, was protesting the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and the way it handled the presidential preference election on Tuesday. A concurrent protest at the Capitol on the same day focused on immigration issues.

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election. Read more»

An Apple iPhone 6s sits on the steps of the Maricopa County Administration building in Phoenix. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it will no longer issue iPhones to new employees or as upgrades to existing devices in wake of the legal battle between Apple and the FBI surrounding the investigation of the shooting in San Bernardino in late 2015.

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it will stop distributing iPhones to employees in the wake of a national legal battle between Apple and the FBI. Read more»

The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary in Marana houses pigs like this one, many of which have been dropped off by owners in the midst of a move or a divorce. A rising number of pigs at the sanctuary were sold as miniature pigs but outgrew their promised size, said Mary Schanz, president and co-founder of the sanctuary.

When pint-sized pigs grow larger than owners expect they often wind up in a shelter or sanctuary. Read more»