Fired Arizona Senate aide seeks $500,000 in harassment case

The three Republicans on the panel agreed that the evidence collected during an investigation by the committee’s attorney did not meet the “clear and convincing” standard required to sustain the complaint and mete out punishment to Sen. Wendy Rogers.

Drought-stricken West holds out for more than just dry snow

Every square mile of New Mexico is dealing with some level of dryness, with more than half locked in the worst category — exceptional drought.  And much of the West is no better off, with parts of Arizona, Utah and Nevada among the hardest hit.