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Infrastructure bill means big things for Arizona's Indian Country

Infrastructure issues have plagued tribal communities for decades, and with federal funding finally coming into Indian Country from the the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, many Arizona tribal leaders are looking forward to what that means for their communities.... Read more»

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Vaccinated and restless, holiday travelers return at near-2019 levels

Travel experts say that with more people getting vaccinated and the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic easing, they expect the number of Memorial Day travelers to bounce back to almost pre-pandemic levels this holiday weekend.... Read more»

Rio Salado restoration efforts get a boost with federal 'partnership' designation

Federal officials on Tuesday named a 58-mile stretch of the Lower Salt and Gila rivers an Urban Waters Federal Partnership location, a designation that could bring millions in funding to efforts to revitalize the stressed Valley waterway.... Read more»

What we know about police drones in Arizona and how they’re used

The Tempe Police Department recently released video from its DJI Phantom Pro 4 drone that it used to surveil protesters over the weekend, but the agency isn’t the only law enforcement in the state with the technology.... Read more»

Amid conflict over Salt River horses, a controversial fence is finished

Advocates for wild horses clash with Tonto National Forest officials over new fencing project along the Salt River.... Read more»

Prescott’s bid to draw more groundwater could threaten Verde River

The Verde River, one of the few perennial rivers in Arizona, is known for its fishing and recreation, but it also provides water to Prescott and metro Phoenix. With a growing population and new housing developments coming to Prescott, this water faces increasing demand that could threaten the river itself.... Read more»

Man vs. mussel: Buckeye mayor testifies on threat from invasive species

Buckeye Mayor Jackie A. Meck said drinking water is scarce enough for cities in the West – they don’t need to be competing with invasive species for it, too. ... Read more»

Hurricane tag team of Rosa and Sergio set October rainfall records

Remnants of downgraded hurricanes helped set rainfall records for Phoenix and made this the wettest October since record keeping began in 1895. Phoenix is 2.55 inches above the year-to-date normal.... Read more»

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»

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