November 21, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: Grand Canyon Protections

In January 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared Grand Canyon a national monument. “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is,” he declared. “You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight

State

Feral cattle removal along the Verde River continues

The removal of feral cattle along the Wild and Scenic portion of the Verde River continues.  Contractors will be capturing and removing unauthorized and/or feral cattle from the Wild and Scenic portion of the Verde River on the Tonto, Coconino and Prescott National Forests.  This portion of the Verde River is managed to preserve its

Education

Amid unprecedented pandemic, NAU graduates more than 2,500 in the Class of 2020

Northern Arizona University’s Class of 2020 will celebrate with a virtual commencement on Sunday, Nov. 22, with more than 2,500 students applying to graduate this semester. NAU’s virtual ceremony will be available at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, though the recording will be available via nau.edu/commencement for several weeks. Viewers in the first 24 hours

State

Bingo & Raffles: Do You Know What’s Legal?

In several states across the country, individuals may see forms of gambling being offered online. However, in the State of Arizona, all forms of online gambling are illegal. That said, other forms of gambling in the State are legal, including bingo and raffles. Both provide legal methods for charitable organizations to raise funds, though there

COVID-19

Schools welcome state mandate for masks in classrooms, buses, events

Arizona health officials on Thursday mandated that students wear face coverings in school, on buses and at school activities, an emergency order that school officials called a step in the right direction, but not enough. The order by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ follows Gov. Doug Ducey’s order this summer that

Politics

Arizona’s largest county certifies Biden win over Trump

The elected leaders of Arizona’s most populous county certified election results Friday that showed Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential race and set the stage for state leaders to certify results once one holdout county follows suit next week. The five-member Maricopa County Board of Supervisors acted after lawsuits backed by the Republican Party and

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