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GAO: Superfund Data Lacks For Native Sites
A federal watchdog group says the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have sufficient data to show for efforts made to clean up national priorities sites on tribal land.
Feb. 25, 2019
Grand Canyon Park Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Free Admission
The Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. It was Feb. 26, 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson designated the gorge as a national park cementing its federal protection.
Feb. 25, 2019
Resolution For Parity In Petition Gathering Could Make Voter Initiatives More Difficult
Supporters behind an Arizona proposal requiring petitioners collect signatures proportionately from all 30 legislative districts say it would level the playing field between urban and rural communities.
Feb. 25, 2019
AZ Law Leaves Schools Struggling To Navigate LGBTQ Issues
At least seven states have curriculum laws that limit how teachers can talk about LGBTQ relationships. Of all those laws, Arizona's is the only one that bans promoting "a homosexual life-style."
The Origin Of Arizona’s ‘Anti-Gay’ School Curriculum
Feb. 25, 2019
The Takeaway: Venezuela — After A Tense Weekend, What Is The Way Forward?
The situation in Venezuela continued to escalate, with clashes and demonstrations erupting over the question of international intervention to remove President Nicolas Maduro U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself president of Venezuela last month, demanding President Maduro step down.
Feb. 25, 2019
Is NASA’s Curiosity Rover Lonely On Mars?
Imagine you’re on another planet, slowly climbing up the side of a mountain for years, with nothing but dust and rocks for company. That’s what life is like for Curiosity, one NASA's Mars rovers.
Feb. 25, 2019
Wildlife Conservation Center Sustains Storm Damage
The Center said that no animals were hurt but funds are lacking to make repairs to those structures and burst pipes. The nonprofit is now seeking donations and grants for emergency funding.
Feb. 25, 2019
AZ Game And Fish Finalizes Monarch Butterfly Plan
The past two decades have seen monarch butterfly populations in the Western U.S. plummet 80 percent, due mainly to habitat loss. Officials hope a new game plan will help reverse that trend.
Feb. 25, 2019
What’s Being Built In Mesa? Map Has Answers
People who live, work and do business in Mesa have a new way to find out what’s being built there. The city recently launched an active development map.
Feb. 25, 2019
Mesa-Mexico Cargo Project Takes Off, Seeks Expansion
A one-of-its-kind customs project to speed deliveries from Mesa airport to Mexico is — literally — taking off. The project is called SkyBridge, and it was was created by Mesa officials and business developers, along with their Mexican counterparts.
Feb. 25, 2019
U.S. Senate Candidate Kelly Holds First Phoenix Rally
Retired astronaut Mark Kelly kicked off a "mission for Arizona" Saturday as he launched his U.S. Senate campaign with a rally in Tucson, the city where his wife, Gabrielle Giffords, survived a shooting when she was a congresswoman. Kelly also held a campaign rally on Sunday in Phoenix at The Van Buren.
Feb. 24, 2019
ICE Drops 2 Bus Loads Of Migrants At Greyhound Station
Authorities say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dropped two bus loads of migrant families in Phoenix on Saturday at a bus station. No word on how many were released, but not the first time drop off has taken place at a bus station.
Feb. 24, 2019
Grijalva To Push For Permanent Ban On New Mining Claims
Rep. Raul Grijalva, who chairs the House Natural Resources Committee, said Saturday at the Grand Canyon that he'll introduce the legislation in the coming week and is hopeful about its chances for passage by the Democratic-led House.
Feb. 24, 2019
Where Will New Jobs Be In Arizona?
Arizona’s Office of Economic Opportunity projects the state will add 165,691 jobs by 2020. The forecast represents an annualized growth rate of 2.7 percent.
Feb. 23, 2019
#ArizonaHaiku: 17 Arizona-Inspired Poems
The Show is celebrating National Haiku Month with your haiku poems about Arizona. This week, nearly 150 listeners sent in a haiku. The Show drew a random name Friday morning, and the winner this week is Joe Salembier.
Feb. 22, 2019
AZ Leaders Want To Ease Travel For Mexican Tourists
Government leaders from across Arizona met with officials from Mexico’s foreign relations ministry, highlighting efforts to improve economic and political relationships between the two countries.
Feb. 22, 2019
Snow Storm Moves To Tucson
Tucson received nearly 1.5 inches of snow Friday as a storm moved toward the southeast of the state. It’s the most snow received in the city in six years.
Feb. 22, 2019
Capitol Museum Displaying Japanese Internment Exhibit
“It really kind of captures the resilience. People were trying to normalize their lives, and they were finding ways to express themselves and they continued to create even though they were imprisoned.”
Feb. 22, 2019
Eloy Detainees Appearing In Court Via Video Conference
Undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers held at a private detention facility in Eloy have started appearing via video conference before an immigration judge nearly 60 miles away in Tucson, instead of the immigration court right next door.
Feb. 22, 2019
Sonoran AG: Reporters Were Not Intended Targets Of Armed Attack
A case of mistaken identity was what led to the tragedy in Hermosillo last Saturday, which claimed the life of radio announcer Reynaldo Lopez. Sports reporter Carlos Cota remains in critical condition.
Feb. 22, 2019

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