U.S. Sen. John McCain says he will run for re-election.
The Arizona Republican tells NBC News in an interview that he plans to run for a sixth term in 2016. He is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Tea party groups see him as a top challenge in a primary. Conservatives have criticized him as too moderate. The 78-year-old will be 80 by Election Day, but he says his Senate career is only beginning.
The confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. It's the the site of a proposed large commercial development that would include a gondola capable of ferrying thousands of people per day below the rim to the river.
A conservation group has named the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as the most endangered river in the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the ranking is based on two large-scale development projects as well as the potential for future uranium mining.
A 16-year-old girl from Flagstaff is sharing her survival story after she drove off a cliff, and plunged more than 100 feet. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, two other teenage girls in the car were able to walk away with minor injuries.
A recently released study breaks down the reasons why thousands of ballots statewide were rejected in last November’s general election. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, they range from incomplete information to voting at the wrong precinct.
Forest manager across the southwest are in the midst of a week-long campaign, preparing people for wildfire season. “Southwest Wildfire Awareness” runs from Sunday, March 29th through Sunday, April 5th. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo spoke with the deputy fire staff officer on the Kaibab National Forest, Holly Kleindienst, about the campaign.
With warming spring temperatures and dry conditions, wildfire danger in northern Arizona is increasing. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, forest managers are gearing up for what could be an active year for firefighters.