The University of Arizona and the University of Hawaii, with support from NASA and Lockheed Martin, are coming to the rescue of a major telescope which was in danger of shutting down because of budget constraints.
Arizonans who haven’t already cast their ballot can head to the polls Tuesday. Two of Arizona’s congressional seats are among the most hotly contested races in the nation. Those races and several statewide offices have seen massive spending by candidates and outside groups.
Grand Canyon officials say hotels, mule rides and restaurants at the South Rim will remain open to millions of visitors once they award a temporary concessions contract. It would only be a temporary agreement while the National Park Service searches for a long-term vendor.
Data from a mountain lion tracking project in Texas show the population is stable and may be growing. But this project is taking place on private land and most of the test area is owned by ranchers, who historically have no love lost for mountain lions.
Even though many Arizonans will have already voted by Election Day tomorrow, there are those who still enjoy going to the polls in person. And state law requires they be given the time off from work to do so.