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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...

Police: Phoenix park closed for search of homicide evidence

Jan. 29, 2023 16:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Portions of South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix have been temporarily closed as investigators search for evidence in a homicide, police said Sunday. A hiker reported finding a human skull at the preserve on Jan. 14. During a search Saturday,...

Recent snowfalls may slow water level decline at Lake Mead

Jan. 29, 2023 13:06 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hefty snowfalls that fed the Colorado River in recent weeks may slow the water level decline of Lake Mead on the Nevada-Arizona border, according to some experts. Forecasters now expect Lake Mead to finish this year around 1,027 feet elevation, about 19 feet lower...

Man arrested in 4 Molotov cocktail incidents in Scottsdale

Jan. 29, 2023 10:49 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A man suspected in four Molotov cocktail incidents in Scottsdale this month that damaged at least two luxury cars has been arrested, according to authorities. Scottsdale police said 55-year-old Bradley Holmes was taken into custody Friday night and is...

Should federal grants favor highway repair over expansion?

Jan. 29, 2023 10:39 AM EST

Arizona officials refer to a notoriously congested stretch of desert highway through tribal land as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor, a label that's less about horses than the bustling casino by the same name located just north of where the interstate constricts to four lanes. With the...