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Grand Canyon National Park
Rescue workers are still searching for two hikers who went missing late Saturday. Chief Ranger Matt Van Dzura says an alert was sent out Saturday evening, and the park service called in the Arizona Department of Public Safety to investigate.
Apr. 17, 2017
People at Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor Airport wants to spend more money to woo airlines to add international destinations. This week, the City Council will vote on the airport’s three-year proposal to increase international marketing funds, allow fee waivers and institute a new credit for airlines that start service to unserved or underserved markets.
Apr. 17, 2017
Raising Arizona movie
Arizona has a long history with moviemaking — from Monument Valley to Old Tucson studios. But a huge percentage of the films made here are directly connected to the Southwest and the Old West. One that doesn’t exactly fit that description turns 30 years old this month: it’s the Coen Brothers’ second movie, "Raising Arizona."
Apr. 17, 2017
David Owen's book
The bigger picture of the Colorado River is one full of dependence on nature, reliance on individual visions by states and municipalities — and a willingness to cooperate among states, even while protecting their own rights. David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker, has a new book that explores all of those angles.
Apr. 17, 2017
Colorado River
Last week, we told you that the group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River the country’s most endangered river. The group cited the number of users of the river’s water, and the need for Lower Colorado Basin states to finalize a drought contingency plan.
Apr. 17, 2017
BBC Look Ahead
Growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are getting an increased amount of attention. To learn more about those stories, we checked in with Rob Hugh-Jones of the BBC.
Apr. 17, 2017
Betsabee Romero
Art can bridge borders. That’s the driving principle behind a first-of-its-kind professional development program for Phoenix artists. The CALA Alliance and AZ Artworker, a program of the Arizona Commission for the Arts, recently brought renowned Mexican artist Betsabee Romero to the Valley to spend a week working with seven local artists in Phoenix to create a community art project.
Apr. 17, 2017
It’s been feast or famine, water-wise, in California. Northern California last week officially set a new record for the wettest year in recorded history, after suffering through a drought.
Apr. 17, 2017
Border wall
More than 1,400 economists from around the country have signed a letter to the Trump administration and congressional leaders, about the economic value of immigration. Geovanni Peri is one of those economists. He’s chair of the Economics Department at the University of California, Davis, and studies the economics of immigration.
Apr. 17, 2017
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Tucson residents who were registered to vote by the end of the day on Monday are eligible for the city’s next election on May 16, though early ballots go out on April 26. This election is focused on whether Tucson’s sales tax should go up by a half-cent.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Capitol building
The 100th day of the 2017 legislative session is fast approaching, which means lawmakers will soon be itching to wrap things up.
Apr. 17, 2017
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In certain sports, rapid weight loss is extremely common and extremely dangerous. Boxers, wrestlers, muay thai and mixed martial arts fighters do it, and so do weightlifters.
Apr. 17, 2017
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The apprehension of teachers, police officers, and public officials have spiked while a crackdown on media criticism and scrutiny of the government has intensified.
Apr. 17, 2017
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North Korea carried out a failed missile launch on Sunday just as Vice President Mike Pence traveled to South Korea to kick off a 10 day trip through East Asia.
Apr. 17, 2017
Sanctuary Church
Ismael Delgado and Sixto Paz could be deported at any time. Rather than go quietly, they’ve each spent hundreds of days living in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix.
Apr. 17, 2017
line of cars
Arizona lawmakers are on a mission to find out whether every employee who has a state-issued car actually needs one. They are also pondering whether rideshare services and public transportation may be a more affordable option.
Apr. 17, 2017
Javier Duarte
A fugitive former Mexican governor was apprehended over the weekend. The former governor had been linked to at least one real estate investment in the Phoenix area.
Apr. 17, 2017
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
More than a million Arizonans are hard of hearing and of that an estimated 20,000-to-30,000 use American Sign Language as their primary language. During an emergency, communication is vital. And there’s a small group of people who ensure access to information.
Apr. 17, 2017
Asteroid
A large asteroid discovered at Mount Lemmon’s observatory will approach Earth next week, an opportunity that could provide clues to the space rock’s density and physical properties, its discoverer said.
Apr. 17, 2017
health
Hearing you need a colonoscopy is something people over age 50 dread. A University of Arizona team is working to improve the results from these tests.
Apr. 17, 2017

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