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Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Feb. 01, 2023 15:34 PM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While...

NV-Nevada News Digest

Feb. 01, 2023 14:53 PM EST

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Nevada stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Nevada and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should...

Thousands in Santa Cruz County without power after outage

Feb. 01, 2023 13:53 PM EST

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Crews were working to restore electricity Wednesday to thousands of customers in western Santa Cruz County. Officials with UniSource Energy said an estimated 20,000 customers lost power around 3 a.m. They said the outage was related to a...

4-star QB Rashada commits to Arizona State after UF NIL flap

Feb. 01, 2023 12:02 PM EST

Blue-chip quarterback Jaden Rashada, who signed with Florida in December and then asked to be released from the commitment when a name, imagine and likeness deal fell through, says he is going to Arizona State. Rashada announced on Twitter on Wednesday, the first day of the...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 01, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Dothan Eagle. January 28, 2023. Editorial: Let the sun shine Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey began her new term on a positive note, at least among a constituency concerned with improving transparency in government. The governor issued an order outlining steps to improve public...

California is lone holdout in Colorado River cuts proposal

Jan. 30, 2023 22:50 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six Western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut water use in the basin, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest allocation...

No charges vs Phoenix policemen accused of excessive force

Jan. 30, 2023 18:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced Monday that no criminal charges will be filed against two Phoenix officers accused of using excessive force during an arrest last year. The Phoenix Police Department previously recommended criminal charges against the...

In the West, pressure to count water lost to evaporation

Jan. 30, 2023 12:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals. For...

AP Exclusive: Emails reveal tensions in Colorado River talks

Jan. 29, 2023 17:59 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Competing priorities, outsized demands and the federal government's retreat from a threatened deadline stymied a deal last summer on how to drastically reduce water use from the parched Colorado River, emails obtained by The Associated Press show. The...

Murekatete, Motuga lead WSU's upset of No. 19 Arizona women

Jan. 29, 2023 16:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bella Murekatete scored 18 points, Ula Motuga added 16, and the two hit several key buckets down the stretch, lifting Washington State to a 70-59 victory over No. 19 Arizona on Sunday. Motuga and Murekatete hit two buckets each in a 1 1/2-minute stretch late in...