Melissa Sevigny

The Navajo Nation is arid and vast—nearly thirty thousand square miles. Hydrologists struggle to collect much-needed measurements of rainfall there. But now they have help from NASA satellites.

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Prescott residents are trying to come up with a plan to save a fire station that housed 19 firefighters who died in a 2013 wildfire before the city decides to sell the building.

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Wildlife officials say they have evidence of a rare jaguar sighting in the United States.

The chief judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals is ordering the state's massive social services agency to immediately file citizen appeals of its decisions or face contempt of court proceedings.

A former Flagstaff police officer has been indicted for punching a woman in the face while trying to arrest her in an incident captured on video last November.

The Arizona Senate has approved a proposal allowing electronic billboards in some areas of Mohave County where they are now banned to protect the region's astronomy industry.


The spring equinox is one of two days a year when the equator lines up with the center of the sun, creating a balance of day and night. Historically – for many indigenous people of the world – this celestial event marks a time for renewal, emergence of life and planting of crops. 

Carlyle Begay

A report circulating for months that former state senator Carlyle Begay had been hired by the White House as the advisor on Indian Affairs is false. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Arizona politicians are reacting to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Montana Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior.

Arizona Department of Transportation

Voting has begun for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s safety sign contest.



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