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  • Modern Fish Act is Now the Law

    ASA|Jan 1, 2019

    By Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs As you’ve hopefully heard by now, the Modern Fish Act recently passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and was signed into law by the President. Although first introduced in April 2017, the origins of this bill to improve federal saltwater fisheries management go back much further than that. Most of the bill’s provisions were inspired by the Morris-Deal Commission Report, released in 2014. Many of the proposed imp... Full story

  • Step Up Your Shooting Game

    John Anderson|Jan 1, 2019

    Even if you bought a pistol purely for self-defense purposes, you need to practice with it often. For one thing, you need to develop muscle memory. Muscle memory comes after you've done a movement so often that you can totally zone out and your body still performs the movement flawlessly. With guns, safety should always be your very first priority, and becoming completely familiar and competent with your pistol is one of the keys to staying safe. Of course, you don't want to get so familiar... Full story

  • Saguaro Lake Fishing Fun

    Margie Anderson|Jan 1, 2019

    When the weather starts heating up in Arizona, everyone begins to long for a large body of water to dive into. In an ideal situation, this body of water would also be beautiful and have lots of things to do and to look at. This pretty much describes Saguaro Lake in a nutshell. Now before I go getting you all excited about Saguaro, let me first tell you that Saguaro is a very popular lake and if you want to find a parking place for your boat trailer, you need to get there early. Fat Bass Add To L... Full story

  • Think This Can't Happen?

    John Koleszar|Jan 1, 2019

    This article was written in June of 2016. The annual hunting season, long declared to be barbaric by the social media watchdogs, was officially cancelled today by the Arizona Species Specialists, a group of environmentally sensitive and morally conscious individuals who report to the chair of the Prohibited Actions On Public Lands Committee. While the demise of the hunting practice has long been predicted, today's announcement came as a mild surprise to those who hoped that the recreational... Full story

  • Lost Our Home Pet Rescue - Animal Book Club

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2019

    Lost Our Home Pet Rescue was founded in 2008 as a grassroots response to the housing crisis that left thousands of people displaced and thousands of pets abandoned. Lost Our Home Founder and Executive Director, Jodi Polanski, worked as a local mortgage banker during that time and witnessed these devastating results firsthand. Pets were abandoned in foreclosed homes, often without food or water. Others were forced into shelters-their owners having no other choice. With the second highest... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Accessible to Public during Partial Government Shutdown

    GCNP|Jan 1, 2019

    News Release Date: December 22, 2018 Contact: Nicole Koehlinger, 928-638-7958 Contact: Robin Martin, 928-638-7958 GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Grand Canyon National Park will remain accessible to visitors. Visitor services provided by park concessioners and other entiti... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park Visitor Services Reopen Following End of Government Shutdown


    Grand Canyon, Ariz.* – Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Grand Canyon National Park will resume regular operations this week*, *including opening visitor centers, offering ranger programs, opening permit offices, and collecting fees at entrance stations*. *Please visit http://www.nps.gov/grca for updated information about the park. Visitors should know that not all park functions, such as ranger programs, will be available immediately. With assistance from the S... Full story

  • Capitalism Socialism Communism

    WOOT|Jan 1, 2019

    Capitalism From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.[1][2][3] Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system, and competitive markets.[4][5] In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment are determined by every owner of wealth, property or production ability in financial and... Full story

  • Middle Class America

    WOOT|Jan 1, 2019

    Leaving California, by Hal Bray, Special to California Political News and Views.... My wife and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. But like 46% of Bay area residents in a June 2018 Bay Area Council poll, we are considering leaving California. Arizona looks like our destination as some of our friends have already moved there. Many have already, or are planning to move to Texas, Nevada, and other western states.. Why?? Simple..California's Progressive culture and government has turned the... Full story