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PHX Sky Train will have two to three cars, each holding 53 passengers, leaving every few minutes.

As of Monday, April 8, those traveling between Metro light rail and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can catch a free, air-conditioned ride aboard PHX Sky Train. Read more»

Park ranger Amy Fulkerson stands in front of Montezuma Well, a collapsed limestone cavern that is part of Montezuma Castle National Monument in the Verde Valley.

If a study by the National Park Service is to be believed, the 500,000 people who visit Montezuma Castle National Monument’s prehistoric cliff dwellings each year have a big impact on the area economy. Read more»

Antonia D’orsay, left, executive director of This Is How, talks with residents of the Regina House, a home for transgendered people.

America’s sixth-largest city is the capital of a state often associated with conservative politics, such as SB 1070 and a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. But a decision to add LGBT and disabled residents to its anti-discrimination ordinance suggests that public policy is catching up with social change. Read more»

A visitor looks at the namesake attraction at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson.

After years of delivering deep cuts, lawmakers this session are discussing ways to give Arizona State Parks some more money and bring back a lottery-funded grant program the agency administered. Read more»

Local officials and advocates want to expand Casa Grande Ruins National Monument to preserve historic sites, preserve views and make the monument more appealing to tourists.

An ancient Hohokam farming community and burial sites lie beneath 146 acres of farmland just west of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Because only about 18 inches of earth are disturbed for farming, the archaeological history isn’t threatened, said Karl Cordova, superintendent at the monument. Read more»

State Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, said his bills address discrimination against members of Arizona's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in terms of marriage, employment and adoption.

Saying members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community deserve equal treatment under Arizona law, a Democratic lawmaker has introduced four bills addressing employment, adoption and marriage. Read more» 1

The EPA is proposing significant reductions in emissions from Navajo Generating Station near Page.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing steep reductions in emissions from the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired plant near Page. Salt River Project, the plant's operator and a part-owner, says the equipment required for the reductions would cost up to $1.1 billion. Read more»

Democrats contend that Republicans are using last-minute efforts as a scheme to keep voters from casting their vote in the election because immigrants tend to favor Democrats. Republicans allege that noncitizens and other ineligible people are voting illegally. Read more»