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There’s some speculation that Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake may run as an independent after announcing he wouldn’t seek reelection. He hasn’t confirmed or denied that, but according to a news report Monday he’s at least exploring the option. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


My Beautiful Belize

On this Halloween, commentator Scott Thybony brings us the legend of La Llorona, the Weeping Woman. Stories of her suffering have been told for generations across Latin America and the Southwest. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Scott tells the story Grand Canyon-style. 


Arizona Attorney General's Office

Eight people have been indicted in a northern Arizona opioid ring and authorities say arrest warrants have been issued for the alleged mastermind and her accomplice.

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Navajo Nation lawmakers are considering a plan Tuesday to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Tribal Leaders Call Land-Use Bill Step in Right Direction

Oct 30, 2017
americancanyoneers.org

Tribal leaders backed a House bill Wednesday that would give tribes the ability to control more of their land, instead of having to get federal approval for virtually any use.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Next month's municipal election in Hildale, Utah, could give the town its first mayor and City Council members who don't claim affiliation with a polygamous sect.

Al Hartmann / Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, a Republican senator said Friday.

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The fate of a hospital assessment that helps pay for a Medicaid expansion plan that now covers 400,000 additional Arizona residents is now in the hands of the Arizona Supreme Court.

forbes.com

A judge has set bail at $1 million for the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the U.S. over allegations of pushing painkiller prescriptions.

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The Southwest is experiencing record-high temperatures for this time of year. A new study predicts things could only get worse in the coming years. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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