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Possibility of even split in Az Senate grows dimmer for Dems

Republicans have traditionally controlled both chambers of the state Legislature. Some experts wondered whether Tuesday’s election would put the 30-member state Senate in play, potentially shifting the balance of power. Early results indicated Democrats stood a chance of splitting the Senate, 15-15. Unofficial results on Wednesday suggested that’s not as likely.... Read more»

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Ducey and the refugees: History will teach us...

"Solving" the problem of jihadi terror is beyond the conventional military means of America, France, even Russia. Not every place is ready for Jeffersonian democracy — look how it's turned out in Arizona. Ducey doesn't know how to "solve" these things, either. But he's too blinkered by ideology to ask or wonder. It's all about blaming Barack Hussein Obama.... Read more»

Park Service OKs landmark at site of Grand Canyon air collision

On the morning of June 30, 1956, a Trans World Airlines L-1049 Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided 21,000 feet over the Grand Canyon. All 128 people aboard the planes died. It was the deadliest civilian plane crash to date, and its fallout resulted in modern air traffic control and the establishment of the Federal Aviation Administration.... Read more»

Decades after Vietnam, memory of Morenci Nine preserved

Folks here didn’t make much of the fact that nine members of Morenci High School’s class of 1966 enlisted together in the Marine Corps. But after six of those young men were were killed in Vietnam, national media dubbed them the “Morenci 9″ and this eastern Arizona copper-mining community was left to preserve the memory of their sacrifice.... Read more»1

State historian brings Az's past to life with song, humor

Marshall Trimble has been educating in and out of the classroom since 1969 on everything from Geronimo’s surrender to how the city of Tombstone got its name. Appointed state historian by Gov. Fife Symington in 1997, he travels the state, talking, joking and singing about Arizona history with his smooth Western voice and infectious grin.... Read more»

Centennial expo kicks off Arizona’s 100th year

A cowboy lassoed a bale of hay, flamenco dancers clapped castanets and a Navajo sounded his drum on Monday, Arizona's 99th birthday, as Gov. Jan Brewer kicked off the countdown to the state's centennial.... Read more»