National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park officials plan large prescribed burns on the North Rim that will produce smoke visible from both rims and then inside the canyon itself.

Officials say the burns planned this week will accomplish several purposes, including reducing accumulated potential fuel for wildfires and re-adapting the ecosystem to fire.

Iain Emmons

When the Slide Fire hit Oak Creek Canyon in 2014, biologists were gravely concerned for the resident population of threatened narrow-headed gartersnakes. 

Ryan Heinsius

Recent polls show a dead heat in Arizona between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. That has Democrats hopeful for a win in the historically red state. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Clinton’s former rival, Senator Bernie Sanders, campaigned for her yesterday in Flagstaff. 

The White House says high school graduation rates have reached an all-time high in the country. But Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Arizona’s high schoolers lag behind.

Michael Chow/The Republic

A coalition of advocacy groups says it is deploying monitors to dozens of polling sites in the Phoenix and Tucson areas to ensure voters are safe and not misinformed.