National Park Service

Officials at Grand Canyon National Park are warning visitors to be prepared for winter driving and hiking conditions this weekend. 

ABC15

State troopers have confiscated about 50 handguns and 80,000 rounds of ammunition that had been stored in the Arizona Department of Economic Security's basement.

The Center SF

The Army Corps of Engineers has ordered thousands of demonstrators near the Standing Rock Sioux Nation to leave by Monday. They’ve been camped on federal land for months, trying to stop a massive oil pipeline project they believe will contaminate water sources and destroy sacred sites. Most of these “Water Protectors” are members of Native American tribes. And they believe the federal government and the mainstream media don’t understand the true purpose of their mission: that water has deep cultural and spiritual significance to indigenous people. In this audio postcard, we bring you the voices of two Arizonans who went to Standing Rock to protect the water they believe embodies life itself.


Pete McBride

Fewer than three dozen people have ever hiked the entire 800-mile length of the Grand Canyon. Two journalists on assignment for National Geographic completed the journey last month and have now been nominated as the magazine’s 2017 Adventurers of the Year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


President-elect Donald Trump has promised mass deportations upon taking office. Many universities, colleges and community colleges are responding by adopting Sanctuary Campus status, which pledges certain protections to undocumented students registered in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. Next week, Northern Arizona University will decide whether it will become a Sanctuary Campus. KNAU’s Gillian Ferris spoke with Dr.

There are more than 17,000 Arizonans with HIV and AIDS, and 730 new cases last year alone. That’s according to the Arizona Department of Health Services’ 2016 report on the diseases. 

Paul Davenport / Associated Press

U.S. Forest Service and Arizona Department of Transportation officials will start to build fencing at Midgely Bridge near Sedona next week.

Charlie Kaijo/The Republic

President-elect Donald Trump has named Arizona House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham to a press relations post on his transition team and added state Treasurer Jeff DeWit as a special adviser for operations.

City of Prescott

Prescott's 34th annual Christmas parade is set for Saturday afternoon, followed by the 62nd annual lighting of the old courthouse in the downtown plaza.

Flagstaff Police Department)

  A woman accused of assaulting a Flagstaff police officer apparently won't face formal charges.

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