Phoenix, AZ – The state's retirement systems are going to have to get rid of any investments they have in companies that do certain kinds of business in Sudan -- unless it costs too much. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
Phoenix, AZ – The lawyer for state lawmakers is due in court today to explain to a federal judge why his clients need more time to comply with his English Language Learners order. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
On Wednesday the federal government returned the Colorado River to some of its former glory. The Bureau of Reclamation unleashed a two and a half day artificial flood through the Grand Canyon to rebuild beaches and create wildlife habitat. But environmentalists, and even some federal officials, say the experiment doesn't go far enough. Daniel Kraker from Arizona Public Radio reports.
Phoenix, AZ – Unable to negotiate a deal so far with Democrats, legislative Republicans on Thursday pushed through their own partial version of a new budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports on what it does -- and does not -- do.
Flagstaff, AZ – Godfrey Sykes was a Renaissance man and one of the Southwest's little-known literary heroes. Unlike many writers, he truly lived the adventures he described.
Born in England in 1860, Sykes studied engineering before coming to the United States at age nineteen. Six years as a cowboy, freighter, and wild horse wrangler around Abilene, Texas, ripened the greenhorn. He then set sail on a tramp steamer to the South Pacific. In 1895, Sykes rode the rails to northern Arizona, which he called home for a number of years.