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Federal legislation that would expand Amber Alerts on tribal lands has passed its final hurdle before it receives a vote in the full U.S. Senate. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Earth Notes: Edgar Alexander Mearns

Jun 14, 2017
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On a cloudy, windy day in June 1887, Edgar Mearns climbed Mount Humphreys, Arizona's highest peak. Taking shelter behind a pile of stones, he was joined by a broad-tailed hummingbird—a fitting companion for one of America's greatest ornithologists.


Architect of the Capitol

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Arizona time (2:30 p.m. Eastern). He’s expected to field questions from senators about Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, his recusal from the investigation, and President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.  

Livestream the video below or listen to NPR special coverage by clicking the link on the right side of KNAU’s homepage.

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Chino Valley police say a 10-year-old boy has died after being found beaten, burned and not breathing in the home of his mother and her boyfriend, who have been arrested in the case.

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The only two insurance companies offering individual health plans on federal exchanges in Arizona have filed paperwork to continue selling coverage in 2018.

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Three Southwestern states are ranked near the bottom when it comes to child well-being, with New Mexico leading the way among its neighbors.

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The Grand Canyon’s rim-to-rim trail is not an ordinary day hike: a marathon in distance, a mile change in elevation, through a desert that swings through extremes of heat and cold. Rim-to-rim hikers put their bodies through a grueling experience. That makes them the perfect candidates for a study aimed at predicting medical emergencies before they start. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 


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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the Bears Ears national monument in Southern Utah be reduced in size. 

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Government investigators say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had no rules for working around old mines when the agency inadvertently triggered a massive spill from a Colorado mine that polluted rivers in three states.

 

Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions have told a federal judge that they've reached a settlement with the state.

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