Parker Olson

Reporter / News Intern

Parker comes from Mesa, Arizona and is a freshman at NAU. He came to KNAU the fall of 2013 as an Operations Intern and began reporting at the beginning of 2014. Before joining KNAU Parker participated in KJZZ’s youth media program SPOT 127 in Phoenix. In his free time he enjoys cycling, playing folk music, and spending time in the mountains.

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Doctor Shortages Cause Delays for the V.A.

The Northern Arizona V.A. Health Care in Flagstaff.
Credit prescott.va.gov

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country are experiencing a lack of doctors. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the situation is causing delays at these facilities.

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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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KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Flagstaff's First-Ever Pat’s Run Set for Saturday

The 2011 Pat's Run in Tempe
Credit The Pat Tillman Foundation

The inaugural run honoring Pat Tillman, Former Arizona Cardinal and Army Ranger who was killed by friendly fire, will be held tomorrow in Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, it’s the first ever for the city.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Rep. Justin Pierce
Credit Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press

The state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it easier to prosecute those who assist others in suicide. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the bill was prompted by several recent cases of assisted suicide in Arizona.

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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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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Panhandling Ordinance Finds Support Among Flagstaff’s Downtown Businesses

Earlier this week, the Flagstaff City Council gave initial approval of an ordinance to stop aggressive panhandling. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, many local businesses support the measure.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:48 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Deadly Lead Levels Decrease in California Condors

Credit friendsofcondors.org

Lead toxicity is the leading cause of diagnosed death for California condors in the wild. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the number of birds with lead poisoning has decreased for the first time in a decade.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:28 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Hwy. 89A Between Flagstaff and Sedona to Close for Five Weeks This Summer

The switchbacks of Hwy. 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona.
Credit thesavvyexplorer.com

The stretch of 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona will be closed for construction this summer as repairs to the switchbacks are made. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the repairs will not widen a narrow stretch of road.

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