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KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

ARIZONA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

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Click below for official state and county election results.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:31 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Still Too Close to Call in First Congressional District Republican Primary

State House Speaker and Republican candidate for the first congressional district Andy Tobin.
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With all precincts reporting, Andy Tobin leads Gary Kiehne by fewer than 500 votes out of more than 43,000 cast in the first congressional district’s Republican primary. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, no clear winner has yet been determined in one of the state’s most closely watched races. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:53 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Navajo Nation Holds Primary for President, Council

Former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.
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Along with the State of Arizona, the Navajo Nation is holding primary elections today. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, a crowded field of candidates are competing for president and tribal council along with other positions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:02 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Rita Cheng Settles into New Role as NAU President

NAU President Rita Cheng
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Northern Arizona University started classes this week with thousands of new students and a new president. Rita Cheng is the former chancellor of Southern Illinois University. She replace former NAU president John Haeger, following his retirement. Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo recently spoke with Cheng about her new role.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

State Primary Election to Narrow Down U.S. House, Governor and Attorney General Races

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones takes part in a Flagstaff forum last week.
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Arizonans head to the polls today to vote in the state’s primary election. As Arizona public radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a crowded field of candidates are vying for several statewide offices, including governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Coconino County Ranked Among Least Affordable Rental Markets for Millennials

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Coconino County was recently ranked among the 15 least-affordable home-rental markets for millennials – those in their early 20s to mid-30s. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, low-paying jobs, high housing costs and second-home ownership are some of the contributing factors.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Brain Food: Soft Ticks and Relapsing Fever

Soft ticks are carriers of the tick-born relapsing fever. It is treated by antibiotics and is similar to but milder than Lyme disease.
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Soft ticks are arachnids, like spiders. They live in pine and hardwood forests and thrive on the blood of mice, squirrels, chipmunks and sometimes birds. They don’t usually feed on humans, but, as in the case that closed Camp Colton near Flagstaff recently, it does happen once in awhile. Northern Arizona University Forest Entomology Professor Rich Hofstetter explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:31 am
Wed August 20, 2014

KNAU News/Talk 91.7 Flagstaff is back on air

KNAU News/Talk 91.7 is back on the air. We may have intermittent outages this afternoon, as workers continue to make repairs. Thank you for your patience.

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

NPS Native Cultural Items Repatriation Grant Announced for 2014

Items from Albuquerque's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology returned as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
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The National Park Service has announced grants designed to return Native American artifacts and human remains. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, among the recipients is an eastern Arizona tribe.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Flagstaff Hosts Gubernatorial Forum with a Week to Go Before the Primary

Mesa Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith at Monday's Flagstaff forum.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Last night, Flagstaff hosted its first-ever gubernatorial forum on the campus of Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, seven candidates for the state’s highest office fielded a variety of questions collected from an online Gallup poll.

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