On Monday, the National Park Service turns 98 years old, almost as old as Arizona. In celebration of its birthday, they’re offering you a present. You can get free entry to select parks all over the country.
It’s kind of a weird time, sports-wise. Baseball pennant races are starting to heat up, although the Diamondbacks are clearly not involved. The NFL pre-season is underway, it’ll be a few weeks until the games actually mean something. But here in the Valley, this is a big sporting weekend.
For the past six years, Arizona Highways Magazine has put on a photo contest. This year’s winner, 23-year old Chikku Baiju of Chandler is actually pretty familiar with the contest - he won it in 2009-2010.
The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown, is sparking many discussions. One of them is about the kind of equipment law enforcement agencies have, and use.
If you like politics, Tuesday will be an exciting day for you. If you don’t, well, maybe it’ll mean you get a couple days off from the TV commercials, mailers and robocalls from candidates and outside groups.
With just a few days left before Arizona’s primary, outside groups hoping to influence the election have been pumping plenty of money into the campaign. But other donors are likely waiting until after Tuesday to get in on the action.