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In this April 27, 2019, photo, an aerial view shows the Canyon Mine near Tusayan, Ariz. A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep the mine near the Grand Canyon’s South Rim entrance from operating. (Scott Buffon/Arizona Daily Sun via AP)

Environmentalists lose bid to halt uranium mine in Arizona

May. 27, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against environmental groups and a tribe in their bid to keep a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon from operating. The Canyon Mine near the national park's South Rim entrance has been on standby for nearly 20 years. The company that owns it, Energy...

Arizona history May 31--June 6

May. 27, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

Sunday, May 31 On this date in 1910, the Maricopa Reservation was quarantined because of an outbreak of whooping cough and measles. On this date in 1923, Pipe Spring, a Mormon settlement, fort and site of the first telegraph station in Arizona territory, was made a national monument. On this date in 1929, Lady...

Company floats new proposal for hydropower on tribal land

May. 26, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity. Pumped Hydro Storage LLC recently applied for a preliminary permit for a project adjacent...

Flagstaff district: 1-on-1 teaching vs virtual group classes

May. 24, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools across Arizona to rethink their teaching methods. Some schools turned to Zoom and virtual group teaching, but the Flagstaff Unified School District took a different approach. When the routine of sending kids off to school shattered, in came...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo, visitors watch as Old Faithful erupts on the day the park partially reopened after a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Officials at Yellowstone and other national parks plan to let tourists mostly police themselves and not intervene much to enforce social distancing. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

May. 24, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park often leave common sense and situational awareness at home, as those examples in the past year show. Now,...

Outbreak requires families to balance kids, work at home

May. 23, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — With schools and workplaces closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many Flagstaff families have spent the last months together around-the-clock as their households took on new roles as school, day care, office, gym and more — all at once — to get the family through...

Navajo Nation casinos remain closed amid COVID-19 pandemic

May. 20, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's casinos will stay closed into next month, a decision that is in line with the tribe's partial government closure and a stay-at-home order for the reservation's residents. The tribe has three casinos in New Mexico near Farmington, Shiprock and Gallup, and one in...

Children of migrant workers from other states wait outside a railway station to catch a train to return to their hometowns, in Mumbai, India, Friday, May 15, 2020. The pandemic has exposed India's deep economic divide as millions of migrant workers have left Indian cities with luggage bags perched on their heads and children in their arms, walking down highways in desperate attempts to reach the countryside. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India surpasses China in coronavirus cases

May. 16, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses China in coronavirus infection cases. ...

Tina Nguyen, a nurse at at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, examines a nose swab while conducting walk- and drive-up testing for COVID-19, Friday, May 15, 2020. As testing supplies for coronavirus have become more abundant, the clinic has been able to offer testing to anyone in the community by appointment if they are experiencing symptoms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

May. 15, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press...

Recent Baylor University graduate Cady Malachowski takes a photo with Andrew Fink at the Grand Canyon Friday, May 15, 2020, in Grand Canyon, Ariz. Tourists are once again roaming portions of  Grand Canyon National Park when it partially reopened Friday morning, despite objections that the action could exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic.. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Tourists enter reopened Grand Canyon despite virus concerns

May. 15, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Tourists appeared ready to roam Grand Canyon National Park again after it partially reopened Friday, despite objections from Navajo officials and others that it could hurt efforts to control the coronavirus. By 7:30 a.m., more than two dozen people were enjoying...