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PHOTO: Friday is Colorado River Day, when Arizona and other states in the region focus on addressing the ongoing water challenges they face. Photo courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

PHOENIX - Ensuring that future generations of Arizonans have enough water is the focus of a panel discussion in Flagstaff as part of "Colorado River Day" today. The Colorado River has endured more than a decade of drought, leaving water levels in its two primary reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powel...Read More

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PHOTO: Tens of thousands of Arizonans and millions of Americans could lose government subsidies linked to purchasing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act if a Tuesday court ruling is allowed to stand. Photo courtesy The White House.

PHOENIX - A court ruling on Tuesday threatens to eliminate the government tax credits that the vast majority of Arizonans who purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act are receiving. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a 2-1 ruling in a lawsuit aga...Read More

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PHOTO: A study out this week says Arizonans are driving less and using public transportation more. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

PHOENIX - According to a study out this week, Arizonans are driving less in favor of bicycling and utilizing public transportation options, such as those provided by Phoenix Metro Light Rail. The study from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and St. Luke's Health Initiatives is title...Read More

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IMAGE: Arizona ranks among the lowest of all U.S. states when it comes to the overall well-being of children, according to a new Kids Count report out this week. Photo courtesy of Fairfax County, Virginia.

PHOENIX - The overall well-being of children in Arizona ranks among the lowest in the nation, according to the latest state and national Kids Count Data Book rankings from the Children's Action Alliance and Annie E. Casey Foundation. The research considers a child's economic well-being, health and ...Read More

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PHOTO: The federal government should provide undocumented children with legal counsel at immigration hearings, that's what a lawsuit against the feds seeks to accomplish. Photo courtesy of the U-S Department of Defense.

PHOENIX – A lawsuit filed against the federal government by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups is seeking government-provided legal counsel for undocumented children at immigration hearings. Matt Adams, legal director for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, says thousand...Read More

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PHOTO: The thought of housing undocumented children brought people, both supporters and opponents, to the streets of Oracle, Arizona this week. Photo courtesy of Frank Pierson.

ORACLE, Ariz. - Housing undocumented children is causing public displays of both protest and support in communities in the Southwest, including Oracle, Arizona, located about 100 miles north of the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Frank Pierson lives in Oracle and is the president of the St. Helen Ca...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer heat has always been part of the Grand Canyon experience, but the National Park Service says the impact of climate change is being felt around the park system and is taking steps to deal with its effects on wildlife and park visitors. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

PHOENIX – The U.S. National Park Service says it's making plans to prepare and react to the effects of climate change at the Grand Canyon and in all national parks. Nicholas Fisichelli, an ecologist with the National Park Service, co-authored a recent study that shows that the Grand Canyon a...Read More

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PHOTO: Arizonans probably don't want summers to get 10 degrees hotter, but that's what will happen if climate change isn't dealt with in a meaningful way, according to the nonprofit environmental, information organization Climate Central. Photo courtesy of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

PHOENIX – The nonprofit environmental, information organization Climate Central is projecting that Arizona's already extreme summer temperatures are going go get quite a bit hotter by the turn of the century, courtesy of climate change. Bernadette Woods Placky, a meteorologist with Climate Ce...Read More

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