The Navajo Nation Council Budget and Finance Committee has come out against the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade Project. 

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A recent audit of the Navajo Nation veteran’s housing program found years of mismanagement. Now, the tribe’s Veterans Administration has submitted a plan to fix it. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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A southern Arizona tribe has released a video detailing its opposition to the fortified border wall proposed by President Donald Trump.

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A bill in the Arizona legislature would abolish several state boards and committees related to conservation and public lands. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Arizona State Parks Board would be among those cut. 


Earth Notes: Spotted Bats

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Bruce Taubert

In the animal world, spotted bats are standouts as endurance athletes. Weighing about as much as four chocolate kisses, these little flying mammals cover a lot of ground. 


Bureau of Land Management

Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management say they’ve been cleared to hire seasonal and full time fire-fighting staff. 

A Republican lawmaker is proposing yet another change to how citizens can enact laws in Arizona on top of others already working their way through the Legislature.

The proposal from Republican Rep. Don Shooter of Yuma requires 10 percent of voters in each of the state's 30 legislative districts to sign on before an initiative makes the ballot and 15 percent to qualify a Constitutional amendment. That's a change from requiring a percentage of all eligible voters to sign.

NASA

Six months from today a total solar eclipse will cross the nation from coast to coast. The last time that happened was nearly a century ago. From the Arizona Science Desk, Melissa Sevigny reports on how Arizona astronomers are gearing up for the “Great American Eclipse.”


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Navajo Nation police Chief Phillip Francisco wants to encourage more women to join the police department. He said his department employs 48 women and 183 men across the Navajo Nation. This means women account for about 21 percent of the 231-officer force on Navajo, reported the Gallup Independent.

 

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Arizona drivers used to paying nothing when their car windshields are cracked or shattered by rocks appear likely to keep the insurance coverage for at least another year.

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