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5:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Earth Notes: After the Slide Fire, a Rare Plant Grows Back

The Arizona bugbane

Can a plant that grows in only three national forests in Arizona survive all that today’s changing environment can throw at it? 

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed July 30, 2014

U of A Rejects Appeal from Fired Marijuana Researcher

Dr. Sue Sisley. On Monday, the University of Arizona rejected her appeal to be restored to the faculty. She is researching the effects of marijuana of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Credit Mark Peterman/For NBC News

Backers of a would-be medical marijuana researcher are now planning to pressure the Board of Regents to intercede to keep the project in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
2:32 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Voter Indecision Looms in Home Stretch of Gubernatorial Primary

Republican gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.
Credit David Wallace/The Republic

Early voting starts at the end of the week. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, a new statewide poll shows half of Republicans undecided about who they support for governor.

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State Capitol News
8:32 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Final Debate Turns Contentious in State Attorney General Primary

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne, left, and Mark Brnovich, his Republican challenger, center, debate Monday night at KAET.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

The two Republican candidates for attorney general faced off Monday night in their last televised debate before early voting starts this week. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.

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Southwest Book Reviews
4:35 am
Tue July 29, 2014

KNAU's Latest Southwest Book Review: Small Rocks Rising, By Prescott Author Susan Lang

Small Rocks Rising, by Prescott author Susan Lang.
Credit University of Nevada Press

It's 1929, and the first thing Ruth Farley does when she arrives at her homestead in a Mojave Desert canyon is to climb out on a pinon branch and rip down a rusted tin can wired there.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:43 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

EPA Announces Emission Cuts for Navajo Generating Station

The Navajo Generating Station near Page on the Navajo Nation and is owned by the federal government's Bureau of Reclamation, as well as regional utilities like the Salt River Project, Arizona Public Service Co., Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Tucson Electric Power Co., and NV Energy.
Credit usu.edu

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new rules designed to reduce pollution at the Navajo Generating Station near Page. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the regulations are an attempt to enforce the federal Clean Air Act.

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State Capitol News
3:30 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

State Law Restricting Abortion Medication Could Head to U.S. Supreme Court

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Getty Images

A federal appeals court has given the state the go-ahead to seek Supreme Court review of its decision restricting use of a controversial abortion drug. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Former Phoenix Mayor Pushing Open Primary Elections in Arizona

Paul Johnson details for reporters in 2012 his initiative to create nonpartisan primaries in Arizona. While the measure was soundly defeated, Johnson is trying again for 2016.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:02 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Brain Food: Souvenir Research...Why Do We Buy Them?

Arizona souvenirs.
Credit Musings by Maravin

Travelers love souvenirs, and now research being done at Northern Arizona University proves that.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:32 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

An Update On The Monsoon Season With KNAU Meteorlogist Lee Born

A monsoon storm opens up over the red rocks of Sedona.
Credit Al Comello/The Sedona Eye

KNAU's Morning Edition host Aaron Granillo talks monsoon activity with meteorlogist Lee Born.

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