Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich late last week filed a lawsuit against the state Board of Regents, for “dramatically and unconstitutionally increasing the price of base tuition and mandatory fees at Arizona's public universities by more than 300 percent since 2003.” Grant Woods is a former Arizona attorney general, and he joins me.
Federal officials say the beginning of a sizable thinning operation in part of the Kaibab National Forest means residents and visitors should be on the lookout for heavy, mechanized equipment, including numerous trucks hauling logs from the area.
A program that serves tens of thousands of women in Maricopa county is taking big budget hits. The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program has seen its numbers drop over the past several years. There are 15 clinics in the Valley and as KJZZ’s Tiara Vian reports, WIC is closing two of them in Mesa and Avondale.
The National Park Service will begin reducing the number of bison at the Grand Canyon National Park. Other agencies, tribes and volunteer shooters will participate in lethal culling and non-lethal capture in order to bring the herd size down to 200 bison or less.