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.
Phoenix, AZ – A federal appeals court refused today to bar prosecutors from enforcing the state's new employer sanctions law while they hear arguments on its legality. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.