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State Parks Plans On Hold After Leadership Change
A change of leadership at Arizona State Parks and Trails has led to some renovation projects being placed on hold. The Today's News-Herald reports that renovation contracts at several state parks are at a standstill while officials audit them. The re-evaluation comes after former Parks Director Sue Black was fired in November.
Feb. 26, 2019
Activists Call For Better Prisons Health Care
Activists and formerly incarcerated people gathered at the Arizona Department of Corrections headquarters Monday in downtown Phoenix to send a message to director Charles Ryan.
Feb. 26, 2019
The Grand Canyon That Almost Wasn
On Feb. 26 the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it became a national park. With that status came many federal protections. Still over the last century the National Park Service has had to contend with many threats including dams, mines, climate change and development.
More Stories From The Grand Canyon
Feb. 26, 2019
Report: Sean Miller Receives Notice To Testify
University of Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller has received notice that he’ll be subpoenaed to testify in a federal corruption case.
Feb. 25, 2019
A Hostless Oscars Brings Surprises
After a lot of hype and worry, it turns out that the Oscars don't need a host. That’s the general feeling among many film critics after Sunday night’s 91st Academy Awards.
Feb. 25, 2019
Financial Aid Key For College Degree Attainment Goals
The cost of college has been going up, both in Arizona and across the country, but the availability of financial aid has not been keeping up with those increases.
Feb. 25, 2019
Expert: Snow Likely Not Enough To Prevent Drought
There are still white-capped mountains in the Phoenix area after last week’s winter storm dropped rain, hail and snow in the metro Phoenix area, and record snowfall in Flagstaff. Has all that precipitation helped Arizona’s drought conditions?
Feb. 25, 2019
Boas: Survey Shows Public Optimism On Lives, Communities
Earlier this month, the American Enterprise Institute released its latest survey on community and society, social capital, civic health and quality of life in the United States.
Feb. 25, 2019
U.S. In Talks With Key Asian Countries This Week
Important rounds of talks are expected this week between the U.S. and two key Asian countries. For more on that and other international stories coming up this week, The Show was joined by BBC’s Pooneh Ghoddoosi.
Feb. 25, 2019
Bill Introduced To Expand School Vouchers
Sen. Sylvia Allen introduced a bill that would open up new ESA —or school voucher — eligibility, effectively expanding the program. The bill would also move ESA oversight from the Department of Education to the the State Treasurer’s office to be managed by an outside contractor.
Feb. 25, 2019
What happens when kids realize their entire life is already online? How much is too much when it comes to sharing your kids' lives online, and when should they get a say in how they shape their online identity?
Feb. 25, 2019
Daring Stunts At The Grand Canyon
Have you ever wanted to walk across a vast expanse on a tightrope? Or try to jump over it on a motorcycle? Or parachute into it? One of the most popular places to try these spine-tingling stunts is the Grand Canyon. Todd Berger wrote about the history of these stunts in his book "It Happened At Grand Canyon."
Feb. 25, 2019
High-Profile Bills Fail To Advance In Legislature After Key Deadline
After a week of packed committee agendas, state lawmakers are expected to debate a number of bills on the floor of the Arizona House or Senate this week.
Feb. 25, 2019
Gila River Indian Community Back On Board With Drought Plan
The Gila River Indian Community will provide the promised 500,000 acre-feet of water for Arizona's Drought Contingency Plan after an assurance that legislation the tribe opposed is dead.
Feb. 25, 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Ruling On Car Rental Tax
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that taxing car rentals to pay for sports facilities and tourism projects is legal. The justices upheld a lower court's decision Monday morning.
Feb. 25, 2019
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

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