The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today released two opinions affecting uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, one case was brought by the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups, and the other by the National Mining Association. 


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President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.

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The Arizona attorney general's office is reviewing whether the state's resign-to-run law means sitting lawmakers must step down if they decide to run for former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks' seat.

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Arizona is the first state to complete a comprehensive, voluntary screening program to check for lead in public school drinking water.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on whether to end a uranium mining ban near the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it follows a recent U.S. Forest Service recommendation to reopen exploration on nearly a million acres. 


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State prosecutors say a woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she stole more than $75,000 from an Arizona school district.

The Gallup Independent reports that the death of a man whose body was found in a field is the northwestern New Mexico city's first suspected exposure death of the winter season.

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Authorities continue to investigate yesterday’s shooting at a high school in northwestern New Mexico that left two students and the suspect dead. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the shooter was a former student at the school.


Here we are entering the holiday season and it feels more like October. Arizona along with much of the West is experiencing some of the driest and warmest fall weather in record keeping history, in some cases that's nearly 120 years! Over the next couple of weeks we can expect more unseasonably pleasant weather thanks to a remarkably strong and persistent area of high pressure anchored over the region. This may seam  like a familiar forecast, that has become much more common in recent years.

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The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls.

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