KNAU and Arizona News

Heather Cruz has been named the Arizona Department of Education's new associate superintendent of High Academic Standards for Students.

 

NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

In the last few years, Pluto has gone from being a fuzzy dot in the sky to a geologically active world of mountains, canyons, and heart-shaped glaciers. That’s thanks to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which sailed by Pluto in 2015 to photograph it up close for the first time. The mission’s leader Alan Stern is currently on a book tour and visits Flagstaff today. He spoke with KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny from the road.


Wikipedia/MostlyDeserts

  The Navajo Nation has been awarded a $1.1 million contract as part of a multi-agency effort to help recover endangered fish in the San Juan River Basin.

Scottsdale Police Department

A hunch from a retired detective helped lead police to a man suspected of shooting six people to death in the Phoenix area, some of whom were connected to his divorce, authorities said after the assailant killed himself with officers closing in.

Navajo County

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say a brush fire has closed highways in Holbrook and Snowflake in northeast-central Arizona and forced some evacuations.

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