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A bill making it a felony to steal a U.S. flag being flown displayed or flown from a flagpole has won approval from a split Arizona Senate committee.

Arizona officials say they still haven't found any sign of a deadly wildlife neurological disease in the state after testing of hundreds of samples from the latest hunting seasons.


Heavy snow is expected across northern Arizona as back-to-back storms hit the region. State and local officials say drivers should be prepared for hazardous conditions. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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KNAU commentator Scott Thybony has – for decades – pursued an interest in sacred places of the wider Four Corners region. And it was on a trek to a Buddhist meditation center in Colorado that he realized just how well Zen and mountains go together. In his latest Canyon Commentary, Thybony delves into the mystic with the story of Stone Woman … and the reason for snow. 

A series of strong and cold Pacific storms will take aim at Arizona over coming days. The first in the series will quickly enter Thursday spreading rain and snow across the region. Snow will accumulate with the first storm down to 5500', especially Thursday night into early Friday. The second storm is due Friday evening into early Saturday. This storm will be colder and wetter with more snow piling up down to 5000' or even lower. A lull in storms is expected Saturday evening through Sunday before the final storm enters early Monday.