Ellie Borst

Ellie Borst

News Reporter, Washington, D.C.
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Preliminary OK for Little Colorado dam proposals worries plan’s critics

PHOENIX - Federal regulators have given a Phoenix company the green light to study a hydropower project for the Little Colorado River, what opponents fear is a first step toward "destroying incredibly rare, beautiful, sacred resources."


Despite slight dip, Phoenix still ranks high for solar power in cities

PHOENIX - Phoenix dipped slightly in a national ranking of solar power capacity, even as the total amount of power generated and the power per person increased from last year, according to a national report released Wednesday.


Veterans cemeteries go virtual for Memorial Day services this year

PHOENIX - Veterans' cemeteries will still be open for visits, but in a bow to COVID-19 health concerns, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be going online with the annual Memorial Day ceremony and related events at the state's three military cemeteries.

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Limited Memorial Day reopening of Grand Canyon ‘premature,’ critics say

PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon will reopen on a limited basis for Memorial Day weekend, a move critics call "premature" during the COVID-19 pandemic and "tone-deaf" in the face of startling infection rates in the neighboring Navajo Nation.