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As Grand Canyon looks to record year, advocates press need for funding

WASHINGTON - Grand Canyon National Park officials say the park should break last year's record of 5.5 million visitors this year, but advocates are worried the park may not be able to handle such large crowds.


Opt-out bill advances in Arizona Senate

Senate Bill 1455 passed in the Education Committee with a margin of 6-1 Thursday, but it still needs to come before the full Senate.


Plan to protect 1.7 million acres at Grand Canyon claims new support

WASHINGTON - Backers of a bill that would create a new national monument on 1.7 million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon touted a new survey Thursday that they said shows broad support for the plan.

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Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez a symbol of progress for border residents

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO — The stage for Pope Francis’ highly anticipated public mass along the U.S.-Mexico border is just a skeleton of its future incarnation. But in a few days Francis will use it to address tens of thousands of people with a long-awaited message: Ciudad Juárez is back.


South Mountain Community College pushes to correct course on graduation and retention rates

The call came two weeks before Joana Sotelo's birthday in February 2013: her brother had been deported to Mexico.

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Grand Canyon at confluence of popularity and conservation

When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father.

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