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Many Arizona national parks trying to address drops in visitors over decades

Many Arizona national parks trying to address drops in visitors over decades

By Stephen Hamway

Of the 20 national parks, monuments, recreation areas and trading posts in Arizona with visitation data on the National Park Service website, 15 saw fewer visitors in 2013 than they did in 1990.

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Shop owners: Tempe ban on e-cigs in public spaces not hurting business

Shop owners: Tempe ban on e-cigs in public spaces not hurting business

In August, Tempe became the first city in Arizona to pass an ordinance restricting the use of e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, in enclosed public areas including restaurants and bars. Despite the new limitations, shop owners say the city's e-cig industry isn’t slowing down.

Share your insight: Why aren’t you voting in this election?

Share your insight: Why aren’t you voting in this election?

Cronkite News is looking for voters who have decided not to participate this year. Have voted all your life but this election has pushed you over the edge? Is there another reason you're sitting out? If you have considered or are considering not voting, we'd like to hear why.

Kolbe ‘astonished’ by pace of change in same-sex marriage debate

Kolbe ‘astonished’ by pace of change in same-sex marriage debate

Almost 20 years after he came out as the first gay Republican in Congress, former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe said he has been "astonished" by the pace of change in same-sex marriage laws. A judge Friday struck down Arizona's ban on such unions.

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