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The Colorado River that runs through Grand Canyon National Park supplies water to nearly forty million people in the West. But longstanding programs to protect the river’s health are about to be defunded by the federal government. River managers say the result could be disastrous for the crown jewel of the national parks. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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Utah wants the federal government to resume its work permitting the Lake Powell Pipeline project.

Authorities say two people have been arrested for allegedly transporting $630,000 in black-tar heroin from Phoenix to Oklahoma.

Arizona election officials say a ballot initiative seeking increased transparency for money in politics has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to be on the November ballot.

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Arizona is receiving $7.4 million to update its voter registration database and bolster election cybersecurity systems.

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