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Private Donations And State Funds Are Unable To Reopen Grand Canyon
Don’t look for Grand Canyon National Park to reopen during the government shutdown, even if somebody comes up with the cash to operate it.  In 1995, then-Governor Fife Symington negotiated a deal to keep part of the Canyon open with $17,000 a day in donated money.
Oct. 12, 2013
What It Means For ASU Football To Play Notre Dame
Arizona State University’s football team was so successful last week in a win over USC, scoring 62 points in the victory, that the Trojans’ athletic director fired the team’s head coach. Saturday the Sun Devils will be in Dallas.
Oct. 12, 2013
Proposed Routes For Interstate 11 Between Phoenix And Las Vegas To Be Unveiled
Anyone interested in a proposed interstate between Phoenix and Las Vegas can learn more about the project this week.  Public meetings on Interstate 11 will be held in Avondale Tuesday night and later in Kingman and Tucson.
Oct. 12, 2013
Early Winter Storm Will Bring Snow And Low Temperatures To Flagstaff
The storm front kicking up winds and dust here in the Valley is also bringing lower temperatures, and up north the thermometer is really going to drop. Flagstaff residents better have their ice scrapers and snow shovels ready when they get up Thursday morning.
Oct. 12, 2013
The Arizona State Fair Brings The Bacon
The first version of the Arizona State Fair took place in 1884. 129 years later, this year’s fair is all about the bacon. Arizona State Fair’s Kristy Walsh said this year there is an entire food stand devoted to all things bacon.
Oct. 12, 2013
Gas Prices Likely To Continue Dropping Through The End Of The Year
The cost of gas continues to drop in Arizona, with the statewide average down four cents from a week ago, at $3.31. And AAA spokeswoman Michelle Donatti says the declines could be even more dramatic in the next couple months.
Oct. 12, 2013
Study: Tucson Has Some Of Nations Worst Streets
A study by the National Transportation Research Group says Tucson has some of the worst streets in the country.The study says 53 percent of major roads in the Tucson urban area are in poor condition. Those roads cost drivers $723 each year in additional vehicle operating costs.
Oct. 12, 2013
Furloughed National Park Workers Need Food
A food bank in Phoenix has shipped 600 emergency food boxes to the Grand Canyon. The supplies are intended for furloughed employees at the national park. Unloading of supplies at a fire station in Tusayan.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Broke The Law, Under Investigation
An investigation by an independent legislative agency found that the board that licenses doctors in Arizona broke state law by not following proper licensing procedures and violated other regulations. The board has reprimanded its executive director and is making changes to the way it reviews license applications, The Arizona Ombudsman’s Office launched the investigation after a complaint from a staffer on the Arizona Medical Board.
Oct. 12, 2013
Sound Art in Unexpected Places
Friday is the fall opening celebration at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Most art stories you hear on the radio, you will be settling for artfully written descriptions of visual pieces, but not this time.
Oct. 12, 2013
Tourists Find Ways Around National Parks Shutdown
Many people who traveled thousands of miles to hike, camp or paddle in a national park aren’t letting a government shutdown spoil their vacation. They’re finding there are ways around the park closures.
Oct. 5, 2013
Hispanic Teens Raft Colorado River to Understand Challenges, Importance
Despite the monsoon rains this summer, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last month, a group of Hispanic teens rafted the Colorado River to better understand its challenges and importance to their heritage and their future.
Oct. 3, 2013
Shutdown Could Delay American Airlines-US Airways Merger
There could be another delay in merger of American Airlines and Tempe-based US Airways.  The Justice Department is asking for a delay in the trial over the merger, because of the shutdown of the federal government.
Oct. 3, 2013
What To Expect When Starting Your Online Marketplace Search
The online marketplace, introduced via the Affordable Care Act, went into effect Tuesday, and millions of Americans took a look as they tried to decide what health care coverage to purchase. What will you find as you start to search? Allen Gjersvig, director of health care innovation for the Arizona Alliance For Community Health Centers, gave some insight.
Oct. 3, 2013
New Website Helps Arizonans Understand Health Care Options
A website is now available to help Arizonans navigate the new federally-subsidized health insurance marketplace. Tara Plese says coveraz.org is getting a lot of response and she suggests not trying to sign up on the first day, tomorrow, because of the number of people expected to use the system.
Oct. 3, 2013
Insurance Shoppers Find Delays Online
Millions of Americans tried to sign-up for healthcare on the federal government’s website Tuesday, but many of them were stymied by technical glitches.Tuesday was the first day the uninsured could shop for health coverage on the new online marketplaces, but many experienced delays from a website overloaded by traffic.
Oct. 3, 2013

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