Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer appears to be backtracking on controversial comments she made about Hispanic voters.

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The Forest Service is starting a months-long reconstruction of a decades-old forest fire lookout tower that overlooks Flagstaff.


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.