With the prospect of a Satanic prayer at its next meeting, the Phoenix City Council voted on Wednesday night to end invocations and instead hold a moment of silence. The change will effectively block followers of the Satanic Temple from giving an invocation later this month.
As the militant standoff over federal control comes to a head in Oregon, we turn our attention to another federal land dispute. This one in Arizona, where lawmakers have proposed a national monument on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. Ranchers are worried about losing their grazing rights.