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An Arizona judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a Nevada man accused of using an armored vehicle to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam last month.

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The influence-peddling trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce ended Tuesday in a mistrial after jurors deadlocked on charges that he accepted $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner in exchange for favorable regulatory decisions.

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The Arizona Cardinals suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 after he pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to extreme DUI following a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb.

Earth Notes: Southwestern River Otters

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For millennia, southwestern rivers have harbored an array of native creatures—including a unique subspecies of river otter. These sleek mammals once frolicked in streams and beaver ponds, using impressive swimming skills to hunt fish, frogs, turtles, and occasionally even birds.


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Astronomers have spotted twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total of known moons to 79. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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Leaders from the Navajo Nation say they've begun negotiations with a potential new owner of a coal-fired power plant on their land.

Investigators with the Navajo Nation are seeking more than $34,000 from the tribe's former legal counsel after she crashed a tribal vehicle and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

 

The Gallup Independent reports that investigators have filed a complaint with the Navajo Nation Office of Hearings and Appeals. The complaint was made public Friday.

Karis Begaye, the daughter of Navajo President Russell Begaye, resigned last month.

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Hundreds of tourists who booked coveted overnight trips on tribal land deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon will have to reschedule after heavy flooding forced evacuations and shut down the area for at least a week.

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A 31-year-old former Navajo Nation police officer has been sentenced to 16 years for a fatal DUI crash.

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Some kids at a summer camp in Flagstaff are learning how to cook with a special type of protein. It’s locally sourced, free range and has six legs. It’s bug camp. The kids spend a week learning all about insects and on the final day, create a unique bug banquet. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats: stories about food and music, we hear about the menu. Everything from sautéed grasshoppers to worm pesto and candied crickets. 


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