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Hiking With Disabilities: Making Wilderness Accessible To Everyone
Famed naturalist John Muir once wrote that “going to the woods is going home.” Many feel that connection to wilderness, but disabilities can make people feel locked out of it. Part two of a three-part series about diverse hikers is about the importance of making hiking accessible to everyone.
Hear Part One, Solo Hiking: Women Who Like To Go It Alone
Nov. 28, 2018
Watchdog Clears Zinke In Utah Monument Probe
An internal watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a state lawmaker and political ally.
Nov. 28, 2018
Former AZ Congressman Ed Pastor Dies At 75
Former Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor died Tuesday night at the age of 75. Pastor served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 23 years before retiring in 2015.
Nov. 28, 2018
Firehoses Help Secure Queen Creek Schools
Hose that once helped firefighters put out flames is being repurposed to boost safety efforts in Queen Creek schools. The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department donated 300 feet of old hose.
Nov. 27, 2018
AZ Chamber Reacts To Trump
The head of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce is pushing back against President Trump’s threat to shut down the border to prevent asylum seekers from entering the U.S.
Nov. 27, 2018
Valley Metro Releases New Safety, Security App
Valley Metro has released a new safety and security app that allows light rail riders to directly report incidents such as spilled drinks or medical concerns.
Nov. 27, 2018
AI To Be Used In Safeway Stores Around Arizona
Self-guided medical stations, using artificial intelligence and augmented reality, may soon be introduced to a grocery store near you.
Nov. 27, 2018
Case On Gay Anti-Discrimination Law Heads To AZ High Court
Arizona’s highest court it set to decide whether a Phoenix law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state’s constitution. The case centers on two Phoenix business owners who say designing wedding invitations for same sex weddings goes against their religious beliefs.
Nov. 27, 2018
Developer Wolfswinkel Owes $70M For Land Litigation
The land is not developed and is just west of the White Tank Mountains. It is zoned for 17,000 units that were never built.
Nov. 27, 2018
Arizona Storytellers: Lawrence Robinson
In 2007, Lawrence Robinson started his first day of work as a public defender in family court in New York City.
Nov. 27, 2018
New Train, Refinery Projects Bring Concerns, Hopes In Mexico
Last weekend, a referendum was called for by Mexico’s president-elect to determine the fate of 10 projects; among them, the construction of a train in the Mayan forests and a refinery in the Gulf of Mexico. Voters favored the projects, but many fear a negative impact from them.
Nov. 27, 2018
Arizona Challenger Space Center Finds New Home In Paradise Valley
Facing high costs at the former location, the center found a temporary place to put its education programs at Metrocenter Mall. Now the plan is to move into a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley School District.
Nov. 27, 2018
Tokyo Prepares For Cyberattacks During 2020 Olympics
Even though the Olympics are still few years out, in Tokyo — where the 2020 games will be held — preparations are already underway to prepare for the games. And that doesn’t just mean building stadiums, it also means creating a cybersecurity wall.
Nov. 27, 2018
New Game Aims To Highlight, Combat Fake News
There are a lot of news stories swirling around that are not true, and a new game developed at ASU aims to show players how false stories are spread.
Nov. 27, 2018
How Do You Track
The term “fake news” has become part of the national vernacular — with some using it as a serious accusation, while others ridicule the concept as a method of deflection. So is there a way to measure what news and reports are accurate?
Nov. 27, 2018
Utah Voters OK Formation Of Independent Redistricting Commission
Arizona has had an Independent Redistricting Commission since voters approved it in 2000.
Nov. 27, 2018
Flagstaff Voters Uphold Minimum Wage Hike
In November — for the second election in a row, voters in Flagstaff showed their support for a higher minimum wage.
Nov. 27, 2018
NASA
Yesterday afternoon, just before 3 o’clock, NASA’s InSight probe made a successful landing on the surface of Mars.
Nov. 27, 2018
Government Hires Consultant To Increase Border Agents
The Trump administration has hired a consultant to increase the number of border agents and customs officers. At this time, only 15 of the 7,500 called for the $300 million contract have been hired.
Nov. 27, 2018
Arizona
Though there was a late push of opposition against Arizona Supreme Court Justices Clint Bolick and John Pelander — primarily because of their votes to keep the Invest in Education measure off the ballot — both easily won retention.
Nov. 27, 2018

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