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The owners of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona have rejected the Navajo Nation's request for a 30-day extension of a July 1 deadline for the tribe to decide whether to extend the owners' lease for the site.

 

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Federal water managers last month predicted rising levels in Lake Mead after an especially wet winter in the West. But they changed those forecasts this week, and now say the lake will fall much lower in the coming year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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Sen. John McCain says the Senate's overhaul of the Affordable Care Act is stuck in gridlock but he hopes some type of legislation gets a vote before Congress' Fourth of July recess.

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Authorities say escaped polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was living out of his car when he was captured in South Dakota.

Al Comello

June 15th marks the official start of monsoon season 2017, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Lee Born spoke with KNAU’s Aaron Granillo about the start of the monsoon.


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Air tankers and crews on the ground are trying to slow the growth of a wildfire burning north of Payson.

Sara Smith

President Donald Trump's administration has tapped another Arizonan for a key government post.

Bonnie Stevens

Scientists have noticed a sharp population decline in monarch butterflies migrating between Mexico and Canada. Flagstaff entomologist Mike Wagner wants to know if growing more milkweed will boost their numbers. Milkweed is a pollinator plant for many insects and the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs. 


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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says her heart is with her former colleagues, their families and staff and the Capitol Police following a shooting at a congressional baseball practice outside Washington.

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New restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires are about to take effect in two northern Arizona national forests.

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