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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

NPS Native Cultural Items Repatriation Grant Announced for 2014

Items from Albuquerque's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology returned as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Credit sortingoutscience.net

The National Park Service has announced grants designed to return Native American artifacts and human remains. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, among the recipients is an eastern Arizona tribe.

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Earth Notes
4:59 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Earth Notes: The Colorado Plateau’s Prehistoric Baby Boom

One of the enduring mysteries of the Colorado Plateau is why the area’s ancient Puebloan population dropped to almost zero in the late 13th century, after peaking at as many as 40,000 people just 30 years earlier.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Pitch at Phoenix Forum

Candidates (from left) Andrew Thomas, Scott Smith and Frank Riggs at the last gubernatorial forum prior to Tuesday's primary.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The state’s Republican gubernatorial hopefuls — at least most of them — made their last-ditch pleas Tuesday night for votes in next week’s primary. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there and files this report.

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State Capitol News
3:57 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Gov. Brewer Campaign Donations Raises Ire of Technology Group

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit nbcnews.com

The Arizona Technology Council took its $6,000 donation back from Gov. Jan Brewer’s political action committee after she used its cash to try to defeat a legislative candidate it supports. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Flagstaff Hosts Gubernatorial Forum with a Week to Go Before the Primary

Mesa Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at Monday's Flagstaff forum.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Last night, Flagstaff hosted its first-ever gubernatorial forum on the campus of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, seven candidates for the state’s highest office fielded a variety of questions collected from an online Gallup poll.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

State Election Director Claims Group Violating Campaign Finance Laws

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The state’s election director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year’s primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Monday’s Gubernatorial Debate is a First for Flagstaff and Northern Arizona

Flagstaff City Councilman Jeff Oravits and Flagstaff Vice Mayor Coral Evans discuss the gubernatorial debate at the KNAU studios.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Tonight, Flagstaff will host its first-ever gubernatorial debate. Each candidate will spend 15 minutes in an interview-style forum with the moderator, fielding questions gathered from an online poll. The event will take place at the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30. It’s free and open to the public and will go until 8 p.m. To become part of the debate, take the Gallup poll at www.thearizonawewant.org/azpoll.

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Weather
11:39 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Flagstaff Extended Forecast

State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Healthcare Represents Lone Economic Bright Spot for Arizona

Credit flagstaffmedicalcenter.com

The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point last month, to 7 percent. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, there’s one really bright spot in the economy.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Dreamers Challenge Driver’s License Denial Amid Legal Challenge

DACA applicants wait in line in Los Angeles to avoid deportation.
Credit Nick Ut/AP

Attorneys for dreamers are asking a federal appeals court to make good on its ruling that their clients are entitled to driver’s licenses while they challenge Jan Brewer’s interpretation of state law. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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