Washington, DC - Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual report assessing LGBTQ inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including eight in Arizona.

Phoenix, Arizona - Americans for Prosperity-Arizona (AFP-AZ) is praising an executive order, issued on Monday, by Governor Doug Ducey, known as the “Second Chance Box” that instructs state agencies to abandon the unfair practice of forcing candidates to disclose any criminal record on the first stage of a job application. AFP-AZ is a strong advocate for common sense criminal justice reform (CJR) as a means to empower individuals that have paid their debts to society.

Williams, Arizona - The first panoramic sight of the Grand Canyon can be a moving experience, but it can be challenging to take in the sights with the throngs of tourists all vying for the “perfect” view in the spring and summer months. The Grand Canyon in the winter is the secret season, where from November through February, this natural wonder is surprisingly lively at the canyon’s South Rim, which is open year-round (Grand Canyon’s North Rim closes to traffic in the winter).

Tucson, Arizona - View a large assortment of pine needle and sotol leaf basketry and pine bark carvings, made by the women of the Tarahumara villages in the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. Items are available for purchase. Talks about the Tarahumara people and crafts at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Douglas, Arizona - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is starting a speed bump construction project at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) later this month and encourages travelers to plan ahead to avoid unexpected delays.