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KNAU and Arizona News
2:32 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Congress Planning New Ways To Pay For Catastrophic Wildfires

Firefighters on the Tonto National Forest set a controlled backburn during the Rodeo-Chediski Fire in 2002.
Credit Mike Blake/Reuters

Congress has begun an effort to change the way the U.S. pays for the cost of battling catastrophic wildfires. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports.

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

Deadly Lead Levels Decrease in California Condors

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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
10:39 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Brain Food: Business Students Learning the Ropes in the Real World

Chris Scherpereel works with students in NAU's BizBlock program.
Credit Courtes photo

Whether it’s tracking cattle with GPS or ordering popcorn from your iPhone at a football game, Professor Chris Scherpereel wants his business students to understand the whole business process. . . moving a product from concept to consumer.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:12 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State Senate Moves to Let Schools Opt Out of Common Core

Senate President Andy Biggs
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Unable to kill outright the Common Core standards they dislike, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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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.
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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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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Border Patrol Tightens Use-of-Force Rules

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The U.S. Border Patrol has issued new rules on when agents can use lethal force. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan report, this comes amid controversy surrounding the agency’s actions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:45 am
Fri March 7, 2014

'Chairs For Change' Brings Awareness To Educating Girls Worldwide

Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for her belief that girls worldwide are entitled to an education.
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Tomorrow night, the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff will host an art exhibit and auction called "Chairs for Change." It will feature an array of chairs that have been artistically re-purposed by students at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy. And, while each chair will have a unique look, they will all represent the same theme: the movement to educate girls worldwide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Prescott City Council Votes to Oppose Recreational Marijuana

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The Prescott City Council has approved a resolution opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move comes as national and local groups are attempting to place legalization on the ballot.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:52 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Rio de Flag Flood Control Receives Federal Funds

The Rio de Flag in Flagstaff
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The City of Flagstaff will receive more than a million dollars of federal money for Rio de Flag flood control. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the money will go toward fixing a defective basin built five years ago.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:47 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Disease-Spreading Insect Poses Threat to Arizona Citrus Crop

Though the Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Arizona, the disease the insects spread has not.
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People raised in Arizona might be familiar with the five C’s that the state is known for, copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, one of those five C’s is facing danger from a disease-spreading insect.

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