Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is bracing for the possibility of a facility-wide lockdown. Their decision is hinging on the deaths of three dogs and a quick moving bacteria at the Mesa shelter.
Congress is poised to reopen the government at least for a couple more weeks. The Senate passed a short-term spending bill that will provide funding through Feb. 8. Over the weekend, the Grand Canyon National Park operated with fewer employees.
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. Arizona has had a dramatic number of children in foster care. The Arizona Republic published an editorial about the benefits of permanent guardians, and the paper’s Editorial Director Phil Boas is with me for his weekly appearance to talk about it.
On Mondays, we take a moment to look at the news that may have been missed. It’s the Monday Morning Dumpster Dive. Journalists Yael Grauer and Trevor Hultner dug up this story that was buried over the weekend.