A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing western states sent a letter to President Joe Biden this week echoing governors' recent calls for him to designate a federal drought disaster.
Several Western state governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden's administration requesting he declare a federal drought disaster.
Federal land managers said this week that more than 6,000 wild horses and burros need to be rounded up due to drought and wildfires in some Western states.
Western governors say it's time for the federal government to step in and manage its forests because their state resources are running on empty.
The head of the Arizona Corporate Commission worries that California power officials moving their wattage to the front of the line would export power outages to Arizona and elsewhere.
President Joe Biden says he is giving federal firefighters a pay raise ahead of a wildfire season western states fear will require more federal help.
Forecasters say it is too early to detail specific rainfall amounts, but enough rain to douse some of the active wildfires and give firefighters the upper hand in the Northwest and Northern California is expected with the pattern change late in the week.
Oregon's long history of mail in voting offers a variety of lessons for other states to be successful.