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A bill being considered in the state legislature to outlaw child marriage has advanced. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it passed the House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee Tuesday after lawmakers added some exceptions. 


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State universities and community colleges would be required to allow students to carry pepper spray, stun guns and other "non-lethal" weapons under a bill approved by the Arizona House.

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The trout fishery at Lees Ferry along the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona has been in decline and the state Game and Fish Department says it's taking steps to help anglers.

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The Arizona Legislature is being asked to exempt coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state’s sales tax as a way to help make the plant more attractive for potential buyers.

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Navajo President Russell Begaye is urging a Utah Congressman to withdraw a bill to officially shrink Bears Ears National Monument. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, tribal officials say the legislation threatens a culturally and religiously sensitive area


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Regular exercise is good for a lot of things: strengthening muscles, decreasing body fat, even helping us sleep better. Now, new research shows it’s also good for the trillions of micro-organisms in our intestines, which have a profound effect on other systems in our bodies. 


Arizona High Court To Consider In-State Tuition for 'DREAMers'

Feb 14, 2018
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The Arizona Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that said young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition.

 

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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has lifted a statewide ban on recycling wastewater for drinking. Flagstaff city officials say the new rule opens up more options for the future. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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Governor Doug Ducey recently announced he’ll ask Arizona lawmakers to nearly double spending for wildfire prevention. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it comes as forest managers are preparing for an early fire season.


Earth Notes: Plant Galls

Feb 14, 2018
Gary Alpert

Lots of plants bear strange-looking swellings on their leaves and stems. These wart-like growths are called galls, and they’re the direct result of mites and insects injecting chemicals into the plant’s tissue during rapid cell division.


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