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KNAU and Arizona News
5:08 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Area National Forests to Implement Campfire Restrictions Friday

Smoke from the Schultz Fire in 2010
Credit Coconino National Forest

On Friday, four area national forests will implement Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions in an attempt to lessen the danger of human-caused wildfire. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the earliest the bans have gone into effect in almost 10 years.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Arizona's U.S. Senators Request Wildfire Help from Federal Government

A downed tree burns during the Fisher Fire on April 12 as crews were gridding and mopping up. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.
Credit Mike Elson, District Ranger, Flagstaff Ranger District

Over the weekend, crews battled the first major wildfire of the year in northern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, just days before the fire broke out both of the state’s U.S. senators urged the federal government to fast-track thinning projects.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Horne Cleared of Campaign Finance Violation

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A state administrative law judge ruled Monday that Attorney General Tom Horne did not violate campaign finance laws in his successful 2010 election. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:29 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Advocacy Groups are Working to Protect Arizona Cyclists

Credit flagstaff-lawyer.com

Bicycling advocacy groups in Arizona are working to pass several bills related to bike safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports.

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State Capitol News
4:14 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

State Budget Finalized, but with a Few Conditions

Attorney General Tom Horne
Credit azcentral.com

Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval this afternoon to a new $9.2 billion spending plan — but not before using her constitutional power to excise it of some items she doesn’t like. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Governor Signs Tax Break Bill Limited to Just Two Industries

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit politico.com

Gov. Jan Brewer is defending a $17 million tax break she signed today for two kind of businesses and only two kinds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:42 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Lawmakers May OK a New Kind of Vehicle

Flagstaff's own quadricycle, the Alpine Pedaler.
Credit Dawn Kish, arizonahighways.com

State lawmakers are on the verge of licensing a whole new kind of vehicle. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Despite Dry Conditions, No Campfire Ban on National Forests

Credit scoutfitters.org

Extremely dry conditions have pushed up fire season by about a month on northern Arizona’s forests. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Flagstaff community is already taking precautions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:58 am
Fri April 11, 2014

New Law to Benefit Arizona Breweries and Distilleries

The brewing facilities at Four Peaks, one of Arizona's largest breweries.
Credit localfirstaz.com

A group of brewers and distillers in the state are behind reforming an alcohol law. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, it’s part of a large bill that loosens regulations on the production of beer and spirits.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:07 am
Fri April 11, 2014

An Interview With Singer-Songwriter Neko Case

Singer/songwriter, Neko Case
Credit blogspot.com

Singer-songwriter Neko Case is a rising star in both the punk rock and alt-country music scenes. Her work appears on many "Best Of" lists, including Amazon.com's Music Editor's Picks and NPR's All Songs Considered. And Case's latest album — The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — was nominated for best alternative music album at this year's Grammy Awards. Neko Case will perform this Sunday in Flagstaff. From the road, she spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris about the inspiration behind her music.

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