Coconino County has the highest number of registered voters in its history. Election officials hope that translates into high voter turnout this November. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports. 

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A kind of ecological treasure hunt is underway in northern Arizona … for thousands of springs scattered across the landscape. It’s such a vast area it’s hard to find them and monitor their health. So scientists are training ordinary citizens to help them in the search.

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State officials have cleared three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon to continue operations. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recently approved new air-pollution permits for the mines close to the canyon’s North and South rims. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

A life of crime starts early for young Willy Bobbins, the main character in Lee Barnes latest novel, The Gambler's Apprentice. At the start of World War I, 16-year-old Willy falls into cattle thieving and violence...not because he wants to, but because he has to in order to survive. His grit is what attracted KNAU's Mary Sojourner, as she explains in her latest Southwest Book Review. 

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The two remaining health insurers in Arizona’s federal health marketplace will both be raising rates by more than 50 percent next year.

The Arizona Department of Insurance approved both plans for 2017 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the Centene Corps., The Arizona Republic reported.