Megan MyscofskiReporter, Arizona Public Media
In response to recent shootings New Mexico's governor banned open carry of firearms in public places in Albuquerque. Pro-gun groups sued, calling the public health order unconstitutional.
Native people have lived in the Southwest for millennia and have traditional ways to manage water that have worked for them. When settlers arrived, they upended that system. Now, tribes in the Colorado River Basin are trying to elevate indigenous approaches to water management.
Cities and agriculture across the West put intense pressure on groundwater supplies. In some regions, there are few rules governing how and when people can pump. That’s true in rural Southern Arizona. Residents there are seeing their wells dry up as big farms move in.