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The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
The Grand Canyon National Park is set to reopen Saturday.
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2007 file photo shows the George Washington statue in the rotunda at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The State Capitol building, designed by Thomas Jefferson in the Monumental Classical style, has housed state government since 1788. The wings of the building were added between 1904 and 1906. The Capitol reopened in 2007 after a $104.5 million restoration and expansion project that began in 2004. Statues of Virginia historic figures dot the grounds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
PHOENIX — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park said Thursday it will not reopen during the government shutdown, even if others come up with the operating cash.
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Plan now for an autumn full of fun in the East Valley.
“Boy the left sure has thin skin, they are coming unglued over a rodeo clown making fun of Obama! After all it was the left that constantly made fun of George Bush, they called him everything but a white man. If anyone deserves ridicule it is Obama. He throws a baseball like a girl, I have seen better golf swings on 90-year-old men, and his policies have wrecked the economy!“
Welcome to the "Max and Dave Show," a campaign-style swing around the country featuring two of the most powerful members of Congress rallying support for their effort to overhaul the nation's tax laws — and, just maybe, change the way Washington works.
I attended a tea party event hosted by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann the day before the Republican National Convention in Florida last year. I observed the following: Wearing a tri-corner hat in proximity to the Caribbean makes you look like a pirate.
An offbeat almost-artifact tied to one of our nation’s most iconic figures is coming to Mesa.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it's not the only one.
I received a press release today on the Brothers in Arms Classic the Desert Vista football team is participating in the fall.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.
Vice President Joe Biden, center, reacts after President Barack Obama signed legislation under the Antiquities Act designating five new National Monuments, Monday, March 25, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. From left are, Samuel Gomez, War Chief, Taos Pueblo, Biden, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
This 2000 photo shows the Lighthouse at southern end, Cattle Point, on San Juan Island monument off Washington state's northwest coast. President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, including San Juan Island, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites. The San Juan Islands includes roughly 1,000 acres of public land already managed by the BLM. Supporters say the designation will protect important cultural and historical areas and safeguard natural areas used for recreation and other purposes. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLEPI.COM OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
It's not really news that Arnold Schwarzenegger is back this year. Everybody else in Hollywood is, too, so why not the former California governor?
Grand Canyon University has a lovely new arena and a bright future as it transitions into Division I men’s basketball next season.
High above Washington D.C., Preston Smith pilots his plane. Air traffic control says in his ears, “As soon as it says climb, you may climb.”
It's a proud achievement for a certain type of traveler, and a worthy goal: Visiting all 50 states.
KEENE, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained "invisible" to much of the nation.