During the Cold War, mining companies extracted four million tons of uranium from Navajo land to make nuclear weapons. Uranium left a deadly legacy. And the federal government is still cleaning up the contamination.
When we think about rivers in Arizona, we tend to focus on the Colorado and whether it’ll have enough water to satisfy the needs of people who live in the West. But there are many other well-known rivers in the U.S. and across the globe that are beautiful to look at, while also providing an important natural resource.
Though Arizona is far from alone as a place where for-profit colleges and universities have been established, the Valley-based University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University are widely acknowledged as having been leaders in the field. The reputation of for-profits, though, has suffered because of some questionable practices.
During last fall’s campaign, Governor Doug Ducey said he was opposed to the Common Core education standards and wanted to eliminate it. But on Monday, he called on the state board of education to look for ways to improve Arizona’s standards rather than completely toss out Common Core.
Hotel occupancy in Scottsdale remains strong. February had an 82 percent occupancy rate, about the same compared to last year. One thing that has risen is the average price of a hotel room. Compared to February 2014, hotel room rates are up by almost 14 percent to an average of $240 a night.