Dan Sorensen / Western Rivers Conservancy

The U.S. Forest Service has purchased the last parcel of private land along Fossil Creek in central Arizona. It’s one of only two “Wild and Scenic Rivers” in the state. The purchase means the Forest Service can now manage the entire river corridor.

AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow

A new Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report says veterans still are dying while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.


Economists have criticized a proposal to pipe Colorado River water one hundred and forty miles from Lake Powell to southern Utah. They say the preliminary financial plan has fatal flaws.

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

A nonprofit that operates hospitals in Prescott and Prescott Valley has agreed to pay $5.85 million to settle a lawsuit contending it inflated payments from the federal government under the Medicare program by using an inflated wage scale for the Prescott area.

Polygamous sect members accused of participating in a multimillion food stamp fraud scheme will try to persuade a judge Tuesday they were following a religiously rooted tenet that calls for communal type living.