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The Salt Lake Tribune /Trent Nelson; 12.19.2006

The mayors of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah will defend themselves in federal court starting this week. The US Justice Department will try to prove the twin towns are controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It’s a religion many believe is fraught with polygamy and corruption, and is still run by long-time leader Warren Jeffs, now serving a life sentence for sexually abusing minors. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, some former FLDS members will testify they’ve been harassed by the towns’ leadership for years.


KNAU's Southwest Book Reviewer, Mary Sojourner, started the New Year by reading something old. 2016 marks exactly two decades since Luis Urrea's book By the Lake of Sleeping Children was published. It portrays the sharp contrast between what poverty looks like on both the north and south sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. For Sojourner, the book echoes her belief in the stunning disparity between surviving the holidays...and truly surviving. 


Bruce Dale / National Geographic

Science supports the notion that everything happens for a reason. Traditional Paiute Indians also believe that. At least that's what commentator Scott Thybony came to believe after he took part in a Paiute sweat lodge ceremony. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Thybony tells us about an experience that brought science and cultural tradition together. 


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.


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