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KNAU and Arizona News
4:32 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Brain Food: The Alter G Treadmill...Like Running In Space

Physical Therapy Professor Dirk de Heer on the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

A machine that helped astronauts get used to what it feels like to walk in space is now being used at Northern Arizona University. Physical Therapy Professor Dirk de Heer says the Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill teaches students about biomechanics.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:31 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Officials Manage the Galahad Fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon as viewed from the North Rim.
Credit National Park Service

The lightning-caused Galahad Fire is slowly burning on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, National Park officials are letting the 223-acre fire burn.

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State Capitol News
4:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

State Senate Gives Nod to New Department of Child Safety

Department of Child Safety head Charles Flanagan.
Credit Charlie Leight/The Republic

State senators voted Wednesday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there was some debate about the details.

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State Capitol News
4:07 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Lawmakers Continue to Debate CPS Overhaul

State Sen. Chester Crandell
Credit Cheryl Evans/The Republic

State lawmakers spent the day today picking apart the plan to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Air Quality Reaches Hazardous Levels from Slide Fire

Smoke from the Slide Fire fills Oak Creek Canyon on May 21.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Slide Fire has reached more than 20,000 acres in size and smoke has created dangerous breathing conditions in some areas. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the most harmful levels of air quality are expected for Sedona through the rest of the week.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Court Upholds State Ban on Spa Fish

Credit aboutnails.info

Yes, it’s true. Certain kind of fish can do a pedicure — just not in this state, at least not legally. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Legislature Debates CPS Funding in Special Session

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee (left) with Gov. Jan Brewer.
Credit eastvalleytribune.com

Lawmakers began a special session this afternoon focused on child welfare. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, those who want to do more now to prevent abuse and neglect in the first place are going to have to wait.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:48 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Stage II Fire Restrictions for Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and City of Flagstaff

Credit allflagstaff.com

Due to increased fire danger, the Coconino and Kaibab national forests will enact Stage II fire restrictions beginning Fri, May 30 at 8 a.m. This bans most fire-oriented activities on the national forests.

On the Kaibab National Forest, the ban only applies to Williams and Tusayan ranger districts. Due to different weather and fuel conditions, the restrictions do not apply to the North Kaibab Ranger District. For more info on national forest fire restrictions, see http://firerestrictions.us.az.

Also on Friday, the City of Flagstaff will implement its own Stage II fire restrictions. This prohibits all open burning, such as in fire pits and chimineas, as well as the use of charcoal BBQ grills in all city parks, natural areas and private residences. Smoking in parks and on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System is also banned. For more info, see www.flagstaff.az.gov.

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State Capitol News
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

State Lawmakers To Consider Child Welfare Overhaul

Gov. Jan Brewer
Credit Ross D. Franklin/AP

State lawmakers return to the Capitol today to consider the plan by Gov. Jan Brewer for a new child welfare agency. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:38 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

Slide Fire Pre-Evacuation Warning Will Be Lifted Monday

According to the Coconino County Sheriff's office, the pre-evacuation warning for Kachina Village and Forest Highlands will be lifted on Mon, May 26 at noon. This is dependent on fire conditions, but crews have made considerable progress on the western flank of the fire along Hwy. 89A.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place in Oak Creek Canyon from Slide Rock State Park to Sterling Springs Hatchery.

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