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Grand Canyon Reopens
Grand Canyon National Park reopened this weekend after a deal to reverse one of many effects of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Oct. 14, 2013
McCain Addresses Shutdown
The United States federal government remains partially shutdown as the country fast approaches the debt limit that allows the country to pay for its financial obligations. Arizona Senator John McCain spoke to CBS’s "Face the Nation" Sunday.
Oct. 14, 2013
Exemption To ACA Could Leave Many Native Americans Uninsured
Beginning Jan. 1, most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay penalties under the Affordable Care Act. But Native Americans are one of just a few groups that won’t be fined if they don’t buy insurance. That exemption could mean status quo for a big part of Indian Country: high health disparities, and no access to care.
Oct. 14, 2013
East Valley Debris Fire Put Out
A debris fire that ignited on a county island in the East Valley last Wednesday has been put out.
Oct. 14, 2013
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
Old Tucson Marks 75th Anniversary
An iconic Southern Arizona landmark is celebrating a big anniversary this year — and it’s opening for the season Friday. I’ll spare you a really dreadful John Wayne impression and just say Old Tucson turns 75 years old.
Oct. 12, 2013
ASU To Demolish Part Of North End Zone Seating At Sun Devil Stadium
Arizona State University football fans will find fewer seats at Sun Devil Stadium next fall. After years of planning, the university has announced plans to demolish part of the north end of the stadium.
Oct. 12, 2013
Coconino National Forest Campsites, Recreation Areas Closed
If you’re planning to go camping this weekend, you might have a difficult time finding a place to do so. Now, due to a lack of federal government funding, the U.S. Forest Service has closed all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Coconino National Forest.
Oct. 12, 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. 12, 2013
Gilbert Now A Hotbed Of Locally Owned Shops, Restaurants
As the temperatures cool down a little we head to another of the Valley’s hot corners — spots that have something going on. Today's tour guide is Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2013
States Rainy Day Fund Could Help Families Affected By Shutdown
On Monday Gov. Jan Brewer ordered the Arizona Department of Economic Security to redirect $650,000 from its budget to cover the cost of issuing welfare checks to needy families. More than 5,000 low income Arizona families are entering their second week without assistance due to the federal government shutdown.
Oct. 12, 2013
Arizona Carries Out First Of Two October Executions
On Wednesday, Arizona carried out the first of two executions scheduled for this month. Edward Schad, the oldest person on its death row was put to death this morning.The 71-year-old Schad was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at the state prison in Florence, and was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.
Oct. 12, 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. 12, 2013
Bill Bryson And The Summer Of 1927
You probably know a lot about the summer of 1927 without even knowing it. Some of the 20th Century’s most noteworthy people did their most noteworthy things that year: Charles Lindbergh made his Atlantic flight; Babe Ruth made his assault on the home run record; and the first true "talking picture" was filmed, among other things.
Oct. 12, 2013
Two Executions Move Ahead, Despite ACLUs Attempt To Stop Them
Two planned executions will proceed despite the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union to prove the drug being used in their execution does not meet standards. Pentobarbital is among the three drugs used in an execution.
Oct. 12, 2013
Local Journalist Tries Her Hand At Childrens Books
Journalist Jana Bommersbach was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times, a regular columnist for Phoenix Magazine and she wrote the authoritative story of one of Arizona’s crime legends in the book "The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd.
Oct. 12, 2013

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