Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona

A California irrigation district with high-priority rights to water from a major Western river says it won't sign on to a multistate drought plan without securi
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Storm dumps record-breaking snow in Arizona on way to Texas

A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona and forced the closure of roads, schools and government offices across the Southwest
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Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations o
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Snow from Arizona storm 'just getting started' shuts schools

Schools, highways and businesses and even medical clinics were closed Thursday as a major, record-breaking storm descended on north-central Arizona, dousing som
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Winter storm to dump heavy snowfall, rain across Arizona

Schools across northern Arizona have canceled classes and some government offices decided to close amid a winter storm that's expected to dump heavy snow in the
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Heaviest snowfall from storm in Arizona has already fallen

The heaviest snowfall from a winter storm moving through northern Arizona has already fallen, though snow showers are expected to continue Sunday and Monday
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Heavy snowfall forecast for parts of Arizona high country

Parts of Arizona's high country are expected to receive heavy snowfall over the next few days as a cold storm with low snow levels crosses the region
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Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day are keeping skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday
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The Latest: Flooding closes recreation sites near Sedona

Popular recreation sites in Sedona are closed after fast-moving water knocked over barbecue grills and buried picnic tables
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Flood watch issued for much of Arizona as storm moves in

A flood watch was issued for a broad swath of Arizona due to widespread rainfall expected from a storm moving in from California
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Head of Grand Canyon cleared of undisclosed allegations

A U.S. investigation at Grand Canyon National Park has ended with the exoneration of the park's superintendent and an announcement that she'll return to work so
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Study looks at economic benefit of longer North Rim season

Study says extending the tourist season at the Grand Canyon's North Rim by a month would boost the regional economy by $14 million
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Warren struggles to move past Native American heritage flap

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on the verge of launching a campaign about her vision for the future, but first she has to explain her past
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Freezing rain causes power outages, ices Midwest roads

Freezing rain creates dangerous roads, cuts power to thousands of homes and businesses in Midwest
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Feds publish notice to solicit comment on Colorado River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has published a notice that would allow Western governors to weigh in on how to address the shrinking Colorado River
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Travel discouraged in parts of northern Arizona due to storm

Authorities are discouraging travel in parts of northern Arizona's high country due to an approaching storm expected to produce heavy snowfall, strong winds and
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Man with knives fatally shot by Flagstaff police ID'ed

Flagstaff police have identified a man shot and killed by officers after they say he charged at one while wielding knives
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Flagstaff police fatally shoot man with knife

Police in Flagstaff say an officer fatally shot a suspect who brandished a knife at two officers leaving a community mental health center
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Retrial delayed again for Arizona student in fatal shooting

The retrial in the case of a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal shooting at the school has been delayed for a fifth time
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Seal takeovers, downed trees: Parks clean up post-shutdown

Some national park visitors cut new trails, pried open gates and even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California during the government shutdo
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Ex-Navajo Nation president's daughter faces DUI charges

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has been charged following a drunken driving arrest last spring near Flagstaff
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US says 2 states must finish Colorado River drought plan

U.S. officials say two states in the U.S. West have work to do on a plan to combat the shrinking supply of Colorado River water that 40 million people depend on
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The Latest: Arizona, California optimistic on drought plan

Water managers in Arizona and California say they're confident they'll get the work done needed to complete a drought plan
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Parks rush to clean up toppled trees, trash after shutdown

National parks workers across the U.S. are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown
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