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KNAU and Arizona News
4:37 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Brain Food: Flagstaff Researcher Conducts Largest-Ever Study Of Arid Landscape Springs

Hydrogeologist Abe Springer at Griffith's Spring near Flagstaff
Credit KNAU/Bonnie Stevens

Springs might be small in size, but they support an abundance of plants and animals. Now, a new study conducted by the Springs Stewardship Institute in Flagstaff reveals just how significant springs are to ecosystems.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Navajo Supreme Court Clarifies Source For Funding Election

Navajo Presidential Candidate Joe Shirley Jr.

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has settled the question of how to fund a belated presidential election.

 

The court says the tribe's controller can use money from a fund used to satisfy legal judgments and claims against the Navajo Nation.

The opinion came after the tribe's Department of Justice asked the court to clarify how $317,000 legally could be transferred to the election office.

Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie said Tuesday that his office is evaluating the court's opinion.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Lawsuit Challenges State Minimum Wage Law

Flagstaff City Council member Eva Putzova and attorney Mik Jordahl represent the Flagstaff Living Wage Coalition. The group filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona to allow cities to determine local minimum wages.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

A group advocating for higher minimum wages in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against the state. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the suit seeks to overturn a law it says unconstitutionally takes power away from the local level.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Volunteers Needed To Replant Trees In Schultz Burn Area

The Schultz Fire as seen from Forest Road 420 heading toward Schultz Pass. Photo Taken on 6/23/10 by Brady Smith. Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.

The Coconino National Forest is asking volunteers to help plant thousands of trees in the Schultz Fire Burn Area near Flagstaff this weekend. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, forest officials hope Saturday’s event will help bring the area back to life. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:18 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks About Upcoming Show in Prescott

Paula Poundstone

Comedian Paula Poundstone joined KNAU to talk about her upcoming show on Saturday at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott. Poundstone is a regular panelist on NPR’s news quiz show, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:02 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Brain Food: NAU Archaeologist Uses LIDAR To Find Mayan Cities

Becan Mayan Ruins, hidden in the jungle of Belize
Credit adventurouspirits.com

Space age technology is allowing a Flagstaff archaeologist to see ancient Mayan cities that have been hidden in the jungles of Belize for centuries.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:26 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Gov. Ducey Signs Delayed Birth Certificate Bill into Law

While Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler greets Lola Bennett in her crowded Tuba City office, Matilda Perdue (in the office behind) meets with clients to help them navigate through the complicated process of applying for delayed birth certificates.
Credit Cindy Carpien/NPR

Governor Doug Ducey has signed a bill that streamlines the process for Native Americans to obtain delayed birth certificates. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the bill will open eligibility for a wide range of benefits to many more people.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:29 am
Wed April 8, 2015

NASA Looking for Names for Pluto Features

Artist depiction of the New Horizons spacecraft.
Credit NASA

85 years after Pluto was discovered at Lowell  Observatory in Flagstaff, NASA's "New Horizons" spacecraft is getting closer to the dwarf planet. It will be the first probe to explore Pluto, and as Arizona Public Radio's Justin Regan reports, NASA is asking the public to name some of the geological features on the dwarf planet.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:38 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Environmentalists Lose Round In Battle Against Uranium Mine

Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

A federal judge has ruled against environmentalists in their fight to halt a uranium mine south of the Grand Canyon.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:57 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Kaibab National Forest Upgrades Fire Danger to Moderate

Credit USFS

Officials have raised the fire danger to moderate across much of the Kaibab National Forest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, windy, dry conditions have crews on high alert.

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