Arizona levee breached, hiker missing after floods hit west

A levee was breached in a small town near the Arizona-New Mexico border on Monday, forcing the evacuation of 60 people after a weekend of flash flooding in the American Southwest also washed away a woman still missing in Zion National Park, Utah. In Duncan, a rural Arizona town about 180 miles (290 kilometers) from … Read more

Western states hit by further cuts to Colorado River water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face reductions in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West experiences more drought, have federal officials announced on Tuesday. While the cuts won’t bring immediate new restrictions – like a ban on … Read more

US: Drought-hit states will get less from the Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that two U.S. states that rely on water from the Colorado River will face more water cuts as they experience extreme drought. The decision affecting Arizona and Nevada came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest US reservoir, will drop even more than they … Read more

AZ’s parents try to enter closed school 2 months after Uvalde

Cops arrested three Arizona parents as they tried to break into a school that police locked down after a gunman was seen trying to enter the campus, authorities announced. The incident at Thompson Ranch Elementary School came about three months after hundreds of law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas waited 77 minutes even before trying … Read more

Sinema took money from Wall Street while scrapping taxes on investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s longstanding goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, was awarded nearly $1 million in over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes would have increased under the plan. For years, Democrats have promised … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she’ll ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda close to Senate approval

Washington CNN — Senator Kyrsten Sinema offered critical support Thursday night for President Joe Biden’s National Agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would ‘move forward’ on the Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year . Sinema’s … Read more

Arizona GOP primary tests the power of Trump’s election lies

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans in Arizona decided on Tuesday between a well-known former news anchor and a development lawyer in the race for governor of a crucial battleground state. Former president donald trump backed Kari Lake, who quit her nearly three-decade career in TV news and embraced her lies about the 2020 election. She took … Read more

Southwestern rains flood deserts and cascade into Vegas casinos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that flooded parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from the ceilings of the casino and pool onto the carpet of a sports betting area the size of a stadium — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that can repeat through the weekend, a … Read more