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DPS vehicles getting new colors to go with officers’ new moniker

DPS vehicles getting new colors to go with officers’ new moniker

Arizona’s “smokies” will be sporting a new title and new colors as part of an image change for the Highway Patrol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the people who patrol the highways will be called troopers instead of officers from now on, and department leaders are picking a new color scheme for the vehicles they drive.

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Less Than Zero: Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona are still miscounting their water supplies

Less Than Zero: Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona are still miscounting their water supplies

Drawing groundwater from near a stream can suck that stream dry. In turn, using all the water in streams and rivers lessens their ability to replenish the aquifers beneath them. Yet California and Arizona -- the two states water experts say are facing the most severe water crises -- continue to count and regulate groundwater and surface water as if they were entirely separate.

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