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    George Ball's optimistic column about the future of our planet is a little off center. It is a faith-based anticipation of faith-based solutions rooted in human ingenuity (mostly farmers), technology, and the supernatural ability of Gaia to adapt to any harm we might throw at her.

      For anyone who loves the outdoors, there’s a troubling line in President Trump’s proposed federal budget that’s not getting nearly enough attention. It would open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas drilling.

        Your recent editorial "Our View: Low-income housing in Flagstaff deserves more consideration" (July 2) was biased and disappointing. You took a side without giving much more than a nod to the overwhelming majority of people who took the time to tell City Council that they are opposed to the …

          The estimate that 22 million will lose health coverage under the new Republican plans has been extensively reported. The media implies that it means a loss of care. Progressive Democrats make that explicit, claiming they will die. But does coverage equal care?

            How sad it is that our legislators are delaying work on the very important items such as tax reform, infrastructure upgrading (like I-17, perhaps), etc. by bickering over health insurance (we already have health care).

               North Korea as spent a fortune on the development of nuclear weapons, and the means to deliver them. They have wasted money to have nuclear weapons that they will never use, or only use once.

                I am writing this letter in response to the situation with the Mexican gray wolves.I am a physician and outdoors person who deeply cares about human and animal wellbeing. I am upset with the proposed recovery plan because it seems the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has chosen to serve politi…

                Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL following his arrest for domestic violence in Colorado. Barroway spent Thursday night in Pitkin County Jail after police arrested him at an Aspen hotel on a felony strangulation charge, according to a police report obtained by the Aspen Daily News. The 57-year-old Barroway was arrested after a verbal altercation with his wife turned physical, according to the police report. Barroway faces a Class 4 felony charge of second-degree assault related to strangulation and a third-degree assault charge, according to a court affidavit. A prominent hedge fund manager, Barroway owns 5% of the Coyotes.

                For years skateboarding was branded as a hobby for rebels or stoners in city streets, schoolyards and back alleys. Those days are long gone. Skateboarding, which has Indigenous roots connected to surfing, is an Olympic sport and boasts numerous competitions across the U.S and abroad. And on Friday, the U.S. Postal Service is issuing stamps that laud the sport — and what Indigenous groups have brought to the skating culture. The agency ceremoniously unveiled the “Art of the Skateboard" stamps at a Phoenix skate park, featuring designs from Indigenous artists. The stamps underscore the prevalence of skateboarding, especially in Indian Country where the demand for skate parks is growing.

                Navajo Technical University has launched its first accredited doctoral program that will be dedicated to sustaining Diné culture and language. School officials say the program is the first of its kind among more than 30 accredited tribal colleges and universities around the U.S. Navajo Tech President Elmer Guy said Friday the new offering represents a milestone for the university and a commitment to preserve the tribe's heritage. He says it also will bolster professionals in the field. The university already offers over 30 degree and certificate programs that span science, technology and liberal arts. Diné is the Navajo word meaning “the people” and is commonly what tribal members call themselves.

                Authorities in Phoenix say a police officer was shot and is expected to survive but the shooter remains on the loose. Interim police Chief Michael Sullivan says the officer is in stable condition after what he called an “ambush.” She suffered a gunshot wound to her left hip and was hit in the face with bullet fragments. Police say she was shot just before 9 a.m. The officer was the first to respond to a report of a car crashing into a home. Investigators say a man pulled a rifle on her as she drove into the area. Authorities are not releasing any details about the suspect until detectives have gathered all possible leads.


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