State Parks Crowded With Campers
Grand Canyon National Park reopened Saturday morning after being closed since Oct. 1. Many campers have turned to state parks instead.
Oct. 14, 2013
Arizona Medical Board Executive Director Fired
The executive director of the Arizona Medical Board was fired Saturday afternoon. The firing came after a report accused the director of not following state laws in licensing of doctors.
Oct. 14, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Will Open Saturday
Grand Canyon National Park will open Saturday. That announcement came this afternoon after Gov. Jan Brewer and the federal government reached an agreement. The Grand Canyon is scheduled to reopen Saturday.
Oct. 13, 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
Arizona Ranks In The Bottom Five In The US For Child Well-Being
To expand or not to expand Medicaid. That was the core question in Arizona’s 2013 legislative session, whether more low-income Arizonans would be eligible for state-supported health care coverage, and that coverage can have a huge impact on poor kids in Arizona.
Oct. 11, 2013
Paolo Soleri
To Arizonans, Paolo Soleri is best known for Arcosanti in Cordes Junction about 70 miles north of Phoenix, and perhaps the sound of Soleri bells. Soleri envisioned Arcosanti as a place that would combine architecture and ecology.
Oct. 11, 2013
Proposed Dual Voting System Gets Mixed Reviews
In recent terms, Arizona’s been making itself quite at home at the U.S. Supreme Court. In June, a 7-2 majority ruled that Arizona cannot demand proof of citizenship from people who register to vote using a federal form, even though Arizona has a state form that requires just that, and the high court upheld the requirements of that form which voters approved in 2004.
Oct. 11, 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. 11, 2013
Prescott Chooses Acting Fire Chief
The city of Prescott has named an acting fire chief. He will replace the leader whose departure was announced after the release of a report on the Yarnell Hill Fire. Division Chief Eric Kriwer will take over as interim chief after Dan Fraijo steps down on Nov.
Oct. 11, 2013
Light Rail Line Could Come To South Phoenix
South Phoenix is getting some transportation attention: Valley Metro has plans for a light rail line in the area. It’s holding two public hearings next week on the proposal. Spokeswoman Susan Tierney said the line would connect to the existing one at Jefferson, and then head south on Central, to about Baseline.
Oct. 11, 2013
Parts Of Arizona Hit Hard By Parks Shutdown, But Others Not So Much
The U.S. Interior Department says it will consider requests from states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed as part of the federal government shutdown.The Grand Canyon has gotten a lot of love since the federal government closed its doors -- and the gates to national parks.
Oct. 11, 2013
ASU Date Palm Farm Unique In The US
Fall is date harvest season. In Arizona, harvesting the sweet fruit is in full swing at one Arizona State University campus. That’s where one of the country’s largest diverse date palm farms is located.
Oct. 11, 2013
Did You Know: How Dreamy Draw In Phoenix Got Its Name
One of the most scenic spots in the city is the Phoenix Mountain Preserve that runs up along State Route 51.The area is also known as the Dreamy Draw. You might think the name comes from its majestic views, but you’d be wrong.
Oct. 11, 2013
Teen Pregnancy Rates Reach Historic Low
Teen pregnancy rates have reached an all-time low, according to the Centers For Disease Control. Arizona has the sixth highest teen pregnancy rate in the country according to a national study.
Oct. 11, 2013
Threatened Places: Glendale Area
It is time to hit the road and visit another of the Valley’s threatened places as determined by the Arizona Preservation Foundation’s Most Endangered Historic Places list. The Glendale Tract Community Center.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Finds Arizona Medical Board Cut Corners In Licensing Doctors
An agency that found problems with the way the Arizona Medical Board was licensing doctors says the board has begun to clean up its act. The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizen Aide report says the board was more interested in speeding up the licensing process than ensuring a doctor needed a license.
Oct. 11, 2013
Treating, Providing Services For Mental Illness Poses Challenge In Low-Income Areas
One of four Americans suffers with some form of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Media Relations director Bob Carolla says one of the biggest challenges is that treatment and services are more limited in lower-income areas.
Oct. 11, 2013
Three Overdue Hikers Are Okay
A Coconino County Sheriff’s search and rescue team has located three people who were overdue on a hiking trip in the rugged West Fork area of Oak Creek Canyon. Spokesman Gerry Blair says the 73-year-old Flagstaff man, who was with a 31-year-old man and woman from Michigan, went out Sunday and were due back Tuesday night.
Oct. 11, 2013
Interior Department Considers Offers To Re-Open Park But Releases Few Details
Arizona officials are still waiting for details of any possible plan to reopen Grand Canyon National Park. And, Governor Brewer’s press aide, Andrew Wilder says even though the Interior Department has announced it would consider offers from the states to use local dollars to fund park operations, a conversation with Secretary Sally Jewell provided few details.
Oct. 11, 2013