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wastewater, Colorado River Basin, recycled water, Arizona, Colorado, California
Aug 24, 2023

Water-short cities want to use every last drop – even if it used to be sewage

In the Western U.S., there’s more demand for water than there is supply, so cities with finite water supplies are finding creative new ways to stretch out the water they already have. For some, that means cleaning up sewage and putting it right back in the pipes that flow to homes and businesses.

heat-related illness, Arizona, Nevada
Aug 8, 2023

How extreme heat takes a toll on the mind and body, according to experts

The Southwestern U.S. is bracing for another week of blistering temperatures, with forecasters on Monday extending an excessive heat warning through the weekend for Arizona's most populated area, and alerting residents in parts of Nevada and New Mexico to stay indoors.

Grand Canyon West, rollover, Hualapai tribal officials, Skywalk
Aug 2, 2023

Grand Canyon West in northern Arizona reopens attractions day after fatal tour bus rollover

Grand Canyon West and its Skywalk attraction and helicopter tours are back in business, a day after one person was killed and at least eight others hospitalized after a tour bus rollover in northern Arizona.

heat wave, Phoenix, Justa Center, Southwest
Jul 17, 2023

US Southwest swelters under dangerous heat wave, new records on track

A dangerous heat wave threatened a wide swath of the Southwest with potentially deadly temperatures in the triple digits on Saturday as some cooling centers extended their hours and emergency rooms prepared to treat more people with heat-related illnesses.

heat-related illness, National Weather Service, Phoenix, Arizona, heat stroke
Jul 10, 2023

Experts say extreme heat takes toll on mind and body

The Southwestern U.S. is bracing for another week of blistering temperatures, with forecasters on Monday extending an excessive heat warning through the weekend for Arizona's most populated area, and alerting residents in parts of Nevada and New Mexico to stay indoors.

heat wave, Los Angeles, Arizona, homeless, California, National Weather Service
Jul 3, 2023

Excessive heat warnings remain in many areas of US

Excessive heat warnings remain in place in many areas across the U.S. and are expected to last at least through the rest of today.

drought, Colorado River, water cutbacks, Lake Mead, Arizona, Nevada, Phoenix, Hobbs
Jun 12, 2023

Vegas water agency empowered to limit home water flows in future

Nevada has taken a dramatic, but not immediate, step toward limiting the amount of Colorado River water used in the most populous part of the nation's most arid state, after lawmakers gave Las Vegas-area water managers the levers to limit flows to single-family homes.

deadly crash, Buckeye, Las Vegas, trial
May 18, 2023

Trial delayed for driver held since 2015 in deadly Las Vegas Strip pedestrian crash

The trial was delayed Thursday for a woman who has been in state psychiatric care for more than seven years after being accused of intentionally plowing a car into pedestrians, killing an Arizona resident, on a Las Vegas strip sidewalk in December 2015.

solar power, renewable energy, U.S. Department of Energy,
Apr 17, 2023

Tribal colleges tap US energy funds to build ‘living labs’

Tribal colleges and universities around the U.S. will be able to tap nearly $15 million in grant funding to boost clean energy development as part of the federal government's latest investment in creating more reliable and sustainable electricity generation for Native American communities.

Nevada, Arizona, sexual assault, Dances with Wolves
Apr 6, 2023

Judge weighs request to toss Chasing Horse’s sex abuse case

A former "Dances With Wolves" actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls in the U.S. and Canada for two decades has asked a judge in Nevada to toss out a sweeping indictment against him in state court.

guns, Hobbs, veto, Arizona Bankers Association, Arizona Citizens Defense League
Mar 28, 2023

Hobbs vetoes bill aimed at motivating banks to work with gun makers, dealers

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed legislation Tuesday designed to bribe or blackmail Arizona banks into doing business with gun manufacturers and dealers.

gas pipeline, Phoenix, Las Vegas, California, refineries
Feb 11, 2023

Fuel lines from Los Angeles to Vegas, Phoenix shut by leak

A leak in a fuel pipeline facility in California forced a shutdown of deliveries of gasoline and diesel from the Los Angeles area east to areas including Phoenix and Las Vegas, but officials said Friday they believed supplies would not immediately be affected.