Flagstaff, AZ – Nobody knew the Grand Canyon better than Harvey Butchart did. Over four decades the NAU professor climbed, hiked, floated and bushwhacked 12 thousand pioneering miles below the rim. Here, commentator Scott Thybony tells the story of his last hike with the famous Canyon trailblazer.
Flagstaff, AZ – When Northern Arizona University scientist Loretta Mayer set out to cure heart disease in women, she never dreamed her discovery would help solve the world hunger crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this profile.
Loretta Mayer has a long to do list. She speed walks just about everywhere she goes. She's easy to spot with her spiky white hair.
Mayer recently discovered what many of the great inventors of our time found before her.
Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are moving on two fronts to bar politicians and the agency chiefs they appoint from blocking law enforcement officers from enforcing immigration laws.
The measures target so-called sanctuary policies. Rep. John Kavanagh said many police officers want to enforce federal immigration laws. But he said they are thwarted by their supervisors or the elected officials to whom they report.
Flagstaff, AZ – The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from several Arizona Indian tribes that want to block expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort on the San Francisco Peaks, mountains they consider sacred. Without comment yesterday the justices said they won't get involved in the dispute.