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WASHINGTON — Despite the long, snowy winter in the Mid-Atlantic region, Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday.
FILE - This April 10, 2013 file photo shows visitors walking along the Tidal Basin in Washington to enjoy the cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Washington's famous cherry blossom trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8 and 12, when they're predicted to reach peak bloom. National Park Service officials made the bloom prediction Tuesday as organizers announced plans for this year's National Cherry Blossom Festival. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
A large storm system made its way eastward into Arizona bringing rainy conditions across much of the state.
Tempe Police Department’s Mounted Unit will conduct training of new mounted officers on Feb. 25 and 26.
The decision by Republican lawmakers approve a decision on a measure billed as promoting religious freedom is forcing Gov. Jan Brewer to choose between her desire to promote the state's economy and her own strong religious beliefs.
Gov. Jan Brewer is going to get the last word on whether Arizona business owners can cite their religion as a reason to turn away gays – and maybe others.
FLAGSTAFF — Air tour operators that use aircraft with quiet technology will be able to fly more people over the Grand Canyon.
FLAGSTAFF - Trails that take visitors to the depths of the Grand Canyon, along the Colorado River and into backcountry wilderness will benefit from a donation provided by Arizona's largest public utility.
A Southern Arizona lawmaker wants taxpayers from his area — and around the entire state — to help Glendale pay its costs of hosting next year's Super Bowl. And Gov. Jan Brewer, a Glendale resident, said she's willing to consider it, though she's not yet sold on the idea.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008. But that's not necessarily because the economy is showing significant signs of improvement.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It's just another spa day in the 90210. A valet parks the car, then it's off for a facial, manicure and shopping for couture fashions. The reward for a long day of pampering: a raw meat treat. The pets of tony Beverly Hills enjoy the good life as much as their owners.
The fees for air tour operators that use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park have been reduced.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
This Dec. 20, 2013 photo shows the home where Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was born in the historic Sweet Auburn historic district in Atlanta. The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site, operated by the National Park Service, offers free tours of King's birth home. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
It’s been a great year for the Chandler business community, and for our city as a whole.
It’s the heart of a budding ecosystem of innovation, air travel, higher education and well-paying jobs.
PHOENIX — The state has gotten back some of the funds it sent to Washington to keep the Grand Canyon open during the federal shutdown.
PHOENIX — Federal officials are legally entitled to be negligent in fencing the border without worrying about getting sued over the damages their actions cause, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The trains are rolling in, tour buses are pulling up and vehicles are moving steadily through the entrance gates of Grand Canyon National Park after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the landmark tourist area.
The Grand Canyon National Park is set to reopen Saturday.
PHOENIX — Federal officials said Thursday they're willing to reopen national parks with state dollars — but only in a way that may make it financially impossible.
It’s nearly universal. Perhaps not so readily apparent in some, but I submit it’s there, even under the crustiest of countenances. When you get right down to it, we want to make a mark. To leave a legacy. To make a difference.
So, it’s really happened.
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.