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KNAU and Arizona News
8:59 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Navajo Nation and Interior Dept. Finalize Land Buy-Back Program

On April 14, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed the final approval of the Land Buy-Back Program for Indian Nations.
Credit nativenewsonline.net

The Navajo Nation is partnering with the federal government to educate tribal members about the U.S. Interior Department's land buy-back program.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:33 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Forest Supervisors Sign Off on First Phase of 4FRI

A dangle-head processor delimbs and cuts logs to length for the Mountainare Timber Sale on the Coconino National Forest as part of 4FRI.
Credit USFS

Supervisors with the Coconino and Kaibab national forests have given final approval of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials say the program will restore forest health and decrease wildfire danger. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:34 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Threatening Calls 'Lockdown' Two More Flagstaff Schools

Two more public schools in Flagstaff were put on lockdown today after receiving threatening phone calls. The calls were made to Mount Elden Middle School and Marshall Elementary shortly before normal release time this afternoon. They were immediately put on lockdown. At least 3 other nearby schools were put on "lockout" status, including Puente de Hozho, Flagstaff High School and Thomas Elementary. "Lockout" status means that regular activities are conducted, but no one is allowed to leave or enter the building.

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State Capitol News
1:33 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative for 2016 Registered With State

Credit ABC News

A 2016 ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona has been registered with the secretary of state’s office. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if passed it would mean the state would control the marijuana industry.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:38 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Judge Rules Navajo Presidential Election Can't Move Forward

Presidential candidate, and former Navajo Nation president, Joe Shirley Jr.
Credit Courtesy

A Navajo Nation judge says election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's presidential contest.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:18 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

High Child-Hunger Rates in Northern Arizona

Credit ABC News

A recent study lists Arizona as having the fifth highest level of child food insecurity in the country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, most Northern Arizona counties are higher than even the state average. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:37 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Brain Food: Flagstaff Researcher Conducts Largest-Ever Study Of Arid Landscape Springs

Hydrogeologist Abe Springer at Griffith's Spring near Flagstaff
Credit KNAU/Bonnie Stevens

Springs might be small in size, but they support an abundance of plants and animals. Now, a new study conducted by the Springs Stewardship Institute in Flagstaff reveals just how significant springs are to ecosystems.

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Earth Notes
3:11 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Earth Notes: After a Fire, Is a Spring an Oasis?

Springs are magical places where groundwater comes to the surface — lush green patches that are among the most diverse, productive, and threatened ecosystems on Earth.

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News
10:19 am
Wed April 15, 2015

What's With The Wind? Meteorologist Lee Born Explains Why It Gets So Windy During Spring

Credit Lisa Reyner

Much calmer winds are in the forecast Wednesday for Northern Arizona. On Tuesday, gusts were 50-miles-per hour in many places, including outside the KNAU studios in Flagstaff. That seemed like an appropriate place for Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo to talk with meteorologist Lee Born to find out why spring always seems to bring such high winds to the region.

AG: It seems like wind is kind of a season of its own. It’s spring and wind are kind of wrapped up together. Why does it get so windy around this time of year?

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Navajo Supreme Court Clarifies Source For Funding Election

Navajo Presidential Candidate Joe Shirley Jr.

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has settled the question of how to fund a belated presidential election.

 

The court says the tribe's controller can use money from a fund used to satisfy legal judgments and claims against the Navajo Nation.

The opinion came after the tribe's Department of Justice asked the court to clarify how $317,000 legally could be transferred to the election office.

Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie said Tuesday that his office is evaluating the court's opinion.

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