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Governor's budget boosts universities

But could complicate Payson's bid for a campus

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget plan would provide the state’s three universities with about $37 million annually to cut into a huge maintenance backlog — with $7 million taken from local government.

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Thorpe: Ban studies of 'Social Justice.'

Rep. Bob Thorpe’s (R-Flagstaff) bill to prevent schools and universities from offering classes touching on “social justice” met with a quick end.

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Fossil Creek 'safety crisis' decried

The Forest Service has failed to address a public safety emergency in Fossil Creek, Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief Gary Morris wrote this week in response to the latest proposed management plan.

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One last journey with Lobo

Editor’s note: I’ve had so many people ask me about my Travels with Lobo that I felt obligated to talk about this final journey with him.

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Storms bear down on Rim Country

A second winter storm expected this weekend will probably bring only a couple of inches of snow to Payson by Saturday, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Fossil Creek plan comment period extended

The Forest Service has extended the deadline for sounding off on a plan to permanently limit access to Fossil Creek — and clamp down on the places where people can swim in the pristine, travertine stream.

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Ancient humans coped with shifting climate

The climate’s warming. The glaciers are melting. The carbon dioxide’s rising. But if it’s any comfort — human beings have been mucking with the planet’s ecosystem for a very long time.

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Gov. Ducey stresses education

Also vows to avoid tax hikes

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made increased education funding his top priority in his recent state of the state speech. Easier said than done.

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Wolves killed and fostered

Foster parent’s success adds a rare bright spot

The controversial, long-suffering attempt to return the Mexican Grey Wolf to the wild continues to rack up victories — and setbacks.

Health care battle intense

As Republicans in Congress gear up for a quick repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a chorus of local activists have ramped up their objections.

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