Socialism shares stage with conservatism at annual CPAC conference
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Grand Canyon University student Talesa Jaramillo-Ortiz was excited to be celebrating with like-minded activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference here - even as she worried about the specter of socialism in this fall's elections, a theme that permeated the annual event.
Irish and non-Irish boost traditional Gaelic sports in Southern California
WEST HOLLYWOOD – With a large boom of Irish immigrants in Los Angeles during the 1980s came a wave of Gaelic football clubs popping up across Southern California. Some clubs have survived, some were reimagined and some are newly formed. Three teams fit those descriptions, and their stories are told through the unique characters on each.
Trump administration’s push for U.S. uranium production opposed near Grand Canyon
TUSAYAN – President Donald Trump has listed uranium as a “critical mineral,” which may encourage domestic uranium mining. The Nuclear Fuel Working Group has not issued recommendations yet, but uranium mining companies want quotas lax oversight, while environmental activists push for a ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
Thanksgiving travelers told to expect record-breaking passenger numbers
WASHINGTON - A total of 55 million people are expected to travel over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel season, with 31.6 million of them taking to the skies, both increases over last year. Busiest will be the day before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after - which could set a one-day record of 3.1 million fliers.
He was a robber, she sold drugs; only one can get help with school
WASHINGTON - The American Opportunity Tax Credit lets people, including former inmates, claim a credit for college education expenses - unless they were convicted of a drug crime. Lawmakers are trying to lift that ban, saying someone jailed for drugs should not be denied benefits a murder can get.
Bus of dreams: Ganado driver hopes to inspire students with snapshots, words of greatness
GANADO – Bus driver Freddie Yazzie inspires students with photos all over bus of other students who succeeded in Navajo community.
Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand Canyon where mining was recently banned, a partial reversal from an earlier ruling that sided with the mining company.
Thousands line up for McCain, called one of our ‘bravest souls’
WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain lay in state Friday in the U.S. Capitol, honored by the nation's top elected officials and then by thousands who waited in wilting heat for the chance to file past his flag-draped casket.
Hands, heart and feet: Havasupai children write letters urging Trump to ban canyon mining
The Village of Supai, located inside the Grand Canyon, believes that its water supply will be affected by a uranium mine that sits above its watershed. The tribe is now working to try to stop mine production.
Trump tweets Dreamers have “nothing to worry about” for six months, Twitter users react
PHOENIX — President Donald Trump’s tweet early Thursday morning about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, left some wondering what he meant exactly, with many Twitter users expressing confusion.
Mural portrays little-known figure in Arizona history
PHOENIX – Two local artists, Hugo Medina and Darrin Armijo-Wardle, took a six-month journey to discover more about a little-known figure with a colorful Arizona history: Malinda Curtis, whose birthdate is unknown but died in 1910. The difficult part was the work it took to uncover a mystery.