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Literary and cinematic history is full of characters who have some type of disability...from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, to Rain Man, to Marlee Matlin's Oscar-winning performance in  Children of a Lesser God. But there aren't nearly as many of these characters in musical theater. That's according to Jim Leve, a musicology professor at Northern Arizona University. He's researching the repertoire of musical productions that feature characters - and actors - with all kinds of disabilities. 


Arizona Republic

 A sixth Republican is joining the race for the GOP nomination in Eastern Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

 

Chris Parish

A federal court ruled yesterday a lawsuit over lead ammunition on the Kaibab National Forest will be allowed to continue.

Earth Notes: Monitoring the Bosque

Jan 13, 2016

The fast-growing field of “citizen science” is a proven way for local residents—young and old—to build direct connections to their environment and help professional scientists conduct essential research.


Arizona Snowbowl twitter feed

Ski resorts on national forest land now will have to prove they have sufficient water supplies, due to a U.S. Forest Service regulation.


Wisegeek.com

A new report by a federal watchdog outlines a history of sexual harassment on river rafting trips run by Grand Canyon National Park.

The report obtained by The Associated Press comes after 13 current and former park employees filed a complaint in 2014 saying women had been abused. It's set to be released later Tuesday by the Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General.

Arizona Republic

Governor Doug Ducey delivered his state of the state address yesterday. He focused on Arizona's improving economy and his plans to continue supporting business friendly policies. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is set to lay out his priorities in his second State of the State address as the Legislature returns for its yearly session. 

Monday afternoon's address will come just after lawmakers hold formal opening ceremonies for the 2016 session. 

The address is expected to be a stark contrast to Ducey's 2015 speech, which came as the Republican governor faced a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in his first 18 months in office.  

summitpost.org

The San Francisco Peaks received several feet of snow this week as three winter storms moved through the region. That has local officials concerned about avalanche danger in the backcountry. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Kasondra McCracken

Children just learning to talk are better off with blocks, puzzles or books than electronic toys. That’s according to new research conducted at Northern Arizona University.


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