KNAU and Arizona News

Northern Arizona University contributed to a recent study that suggests sexual violence is widespread among college-age athletic men. That was linked to athletes’ attitudes towards women.


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Authorities say a wind-whipped brush fire has already burned about 2,500 acres in the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona about 10 miles south of Show Low.

The state Motor Vehicle Division is using one of its customer-service offices as a laboratory as the agency tries out ways to reduce wait times.

The MVD office in west Phoenix has exchanged its automated system for calling the numbers of customers waiting service for one in which an MVD employee directs people in a line to the next available service window.

Meanwhile, another MVD worker checks whether waiting customers have what they need to complete their transactions.

A poll conducted earlier this month shows a shift in the race for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick now holds a slight lead over incumbent Republican Senator John McCain. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Fire restrictions begin Wednesday at four national forests around Arizona.

Campfire and smoking restrictions will be enforced on the Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are allowed under the restrictions only in developed campgrounds managed by concessionaires or have campground hosts.

The restrictions also limit smoking to within enclosed vehicles or buildings or in developed campgrounds.

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