Flagstaff

City officials say a lawsuit filed by the Hopi Tribe against Flagstaff over artificial snowmaking has been dismissed by Coconino County Superior Court.

Ryan Heinsius

Activists gathered in downtown Flagstaff Sunday to protest what they view as extreme police violence against minority populations including Native Americans. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they called for the firing of a Winslow police officer who shot and killed a Navajo woman in March.


Kevin Hultine

A new review study explains how climate change will skew the sex ratios of plants. The research team is from Flagstaff. 


In 1946, Nat King Cole helped put Route 66 on the map with his classic, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66." Ironically, Cole couldn’t visit most of the establishments in the cities he sang about because he was black. At the time, Jim Crow laws banned people of color from sleeping, eating, buying gas – even getting haircuts at many businesses across the country, including along the Mother Road. But there were some safe havens, like La Posada Hotel in Winslow, the White Rock Motel in Kingman, and DuBeau’s Motel Inn in Flagstaff.  These locations were listed in the Green Book, a travel guide for people of color, first published in the 1930s. Documentarian Candacy Taylor came across it, while writing a Route 66 travel guide. She believes the Green Book saved countless black lives. It’s now the focus of her new initiative, The Green Book Project.


A Flagstaff ballot initiative that would raise the city’s minimum wage will now officially be on the November ballot. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Proposition 414 would eventually boost the Flagstaff wage to $15 an hour.


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