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As the pandemic continues into its second year, Grand Canyon National Park is mainly open to visitors. Similar to other outdoor sites and services in Arizona, some restrictions remain. Other activities and routines that have been impacted by the pandemic include dining in restaurants, attending city council meetings and going to school.

As vaccinations rise and safety protocols change as Arizona eases into a hopeful, post-pandemic life, here are 13 frequently asked questions about rules and regulations governing schools, businesses, activities and programs. Read more»

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According to the conservative GOPUSA site, the number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population. That claim, however, is far from true. Read more»

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The Government Accountability Office has repeatedly found weaknesses in management of federal grants, placing billions of taxpayer dollars at risk. Read more»