Many different cultures throughout the world mark the solstices and equinoxes with holidays. But the times midway between these well-known celestial events have also been important, not least among the Southwest's Pueblo people.
These cross quarters days, as they're called, occur in early February and in May, August, and November.
Tuba City, AZ – When President Barack Obama was elected, a group of middle school students on the Navajo Nation wrote him letters telling him about life on the reservation. Many write honestly about the poverty they live in, but also dispense advice, and offer lots of invitations to their homes.
The project was the idea of Margaret Erhart, who teaches creative writing at Eagle's Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, on the western edge of the Navajo reservation.
Phoenix, AZ – The head of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday that universities shouldn't worry about having their budgets slashed by huge amounts. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that view may not be universal.
Phoenix, AZ – If Republican lawmakers think that finally having a member of their own party as governor means they're going to get everything they want, they could have a rude awakening. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.