Western states hit with more 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-stricken states to get less from Colorado River

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials announced Tuesday that two U.S. states that depend 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

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once flowed are now nothing but hardened mud and rock, as climate change makes the western United States hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than it … Read more

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Congress gave final approval on Friday to the Democrats’ landmark climate and health care bill.offering President Joe Biden a triumph back from the dead on coveted priorities that the party hopes will bolster their chances of retaining their House and Senate majorities in November’s election. The House used a 220-207 … Read more

‘El Jefe’ the jaguar, famed in US, photographed in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They call him “El Jefe,” he’s at least 12 years old, and his crossing of the heavily guarded U.S.-Mexico border sparked celebrations on both sides. “El Jefe” – or “The Boss” – is one of the oldest recorded jaguars along the border, one of the few known to have crossed a … Read more

Senate parliamentarian OKs most of Dems’ drug price controls

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate congressman scaled back the Democrats’ plan to cut drug prices but left it largely untouched on Saturday, Democrats said, as party leaders prepared to start moving their sprawling economic bill through the room. Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber rules arbiter, also gave the green light to air quality provisions in the … Read more

Democrats’ big package: What remains in and what’s out?

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a far cry from the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first floated to rebuild America’s public infrastructure. and family support systems but the compromise package on health care against inflation, climate change and deficit reduction strategies looks on track for Senate votes this weekend. The proposal estimated at 740 … Read more

Record floods strand 1K people in Death Valley National Park

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Record rainfall on Friday triggered flash floods in Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and of workers. No injuries were immediately reported, but about 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors and 500 … Read more

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) – Damage to critical infrastructure and the arrival of more heavy rains hampered efforts Sunday to help Kentucky residents affected by recent massive floodingsaid Governor Andy Beshear. As Appalachian residents tried to slowly rebuild their lives, flash flood warnings were issued for at least eight eastern Kentucky counties. The National Weather Service … Read more

Some Appalachia residents begin cleanup after deadly floods

PRESTONBURG, Ky. (AP) — Some Appalachian residents returned to flood-ravaged homes and communities on Saturday to shovel mud and debris and salvage what they could, while the Kentucky governor said that search and rescue operations were underway in the area submerged by torrents of rains days earlier which caused deadly flash floods. Rescue teams continued … Read more