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One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan...

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven...

How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

Littwin: How did Cory Gardner end up on the same side...

In case you missed it, Cory Gardner was all over the Sunday news shows. At first glance, it seemed like vintage Cory, with Gardner...

Littwin: Counting the gasps

  THIS is the modern story of the death penalty. It begins with a horrific crime and ends, 25 years later, with a botched execution,...

Wiretap: Another botched execution

  It was another botched execution - this time in Arizona. It took nearly two hours for murderer Joseph Wood to die. As in the...

Denver TV station pulls biggest political ad order from public site

A company with close ties to Republican Party leaders reserved 1,326 spots in the Denver market this fall, but the station receiving the $740,070 contract removed it from public view when a reporter tried to learn who was footing the bill.

Wiretap: In the climate change west, rethinking how we fight wildfires

Last year, 19 men died battling an historic blaze outside Yarnell, Arizona. Is it time to rethink how we battle wildfires that burn ever hotter and more destructively?

Wiretap: Arizona will likely kill its anti-gay religious freedom bill

They passed the bill and then came the uproar. Republican senators called on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto it. Business leaders came out against it. The Super Bowl committee came out against it.

Salazar: ‘Better days ahead’ but fire-torn American West not out of...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited his native state Monday where he declared there will be “better days ahead” but, he also warned, Colorado and the nation have not seen the end of fire season.

Latinos celebrate César Chávez holiday with song calling for Colorado River...

Latinos in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico marked the 85th anniversary of César Chávez’s birthday with a new oral song, or corrido, that asks policymakers to protect the Colorado River.