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Abandoned uranium mine site
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a victory to environmental groups over a uranium mining ban on lands next to the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
The National Park Service says it will boost camping fees at the Chiricahua National Monument from $12 a day to $20 per day starting Jan. 1.
Dec. 13, 2017
When the state legislature originally set up the Border Security Trust Fund six years ago, lawmakers billed it as a privately funded solution for building a border wall along Arizona's 378 mile border with Mexico.
Dec. 13, 2017
Grand Canyon National Park
National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks' plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year.
Dec. 13, 2017
Russell Begaye
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he has signed a contract to purchase software to implement an emergency system for Amber Alerts, wildland fires, hazardous waste spills, weather notification and road closures.
Dec. 13, 2017
Chris Gatling Mugshot
A former NBA star was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for his involvement in a telemarketing scam in Scottsdale.
Dec. 13, 2017
A federal appeals court has kept an Obama-era ban on new mining claims near the Grand Canyon.
Dec. 13, 2017
navajo nation seal
The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that have harmed its tribal members.
Dec. 12, 2017
Mark J. Dannels
A state committee on border security has decided to empty out its coffers and ask the Legislature to dissolve the task force.
Dec. 12, 2017
“If someone is going to be having their dog on a tether in their home in their house we’d rather they use a safe procedure to tether the dog, not just tie a dog to a rope and have the dog risk being choked,” said Councilwoman Lauren Kuby who helped develop the proposal after a town hall on animal protection.
Dec. 12, 2017
Mount Graham Red Squirrel
An endangered species native to Arizona is in trouble. This summer’s Frye Fire burned more than 48,000 acres around Mt. Graham in southeastern Arizona, and that has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of red squirrels found there.
Dec. 12, 2017
election vote campaign
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017
How many times have you made the decision to do something, and the result makes you wonder about whether it was a coincidence? Dr. Bernard Beitman has studied coincidences for decades and is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to categorize and even explain them.
Dec. 12, 2017
Fire truck
The Mesa Fire Department will now charge $100 for every false alarm call they respond to. The first false alarm and calls canceled while first responders are on the way will not cost anything.
Dec. 12, 2017
Time magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year is the women who have spoken out about sexual misconduct. In some cases, a common theme seems to be a lot of people heard about the allegations, but never did anything — often described as an “open secret.” But one philosophy professor has another word for the behavior.
Dec. 12, 2017
This year has seen a handful of high-profile shootings, from Las Vegas to Sutherland Springs, Texas, and it’s also seen calls to end gun violence. But some experts say doing that would require research.
Dec. 12, 2017
A perigee full moon or "supermoon" is seen on Aug. 10, 2014, in Washington. (Photo courtesy of Bill Ingalls - NASA)
There has been a space battle raging above our heads and it has nothing to do with the new Star Wars.
Dec. 12, 2017
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The U.S. Agriculture Department has given Arizona the OK to test out a program the state said is aimed at reducing fraud and illegal trafficking in food stamp cards.
Dec. 12, 2017
The Glendale campus will be redeveloped by ASU’s nonprofit revenue generator ASU Enterprise Partners for mixed-use real estate, then sold.
Dec. 12, 2017
DCS Director Greg McKay said the agency is working on a tool to spot red flags and identifiers to determine when an investigation is not needed. This comes after a record number of children have gone into the foster care system.
Dec. 12, 2017

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