KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Some Claim Funding an Issue for DCS

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the state Departments of Child Safety and Health Services on behalf of ten children currently in state foster care. The suit claims major deficiencies in the system, but as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, some argue a lack of funding is to blame.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:44 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

ISIS Claims AZ Aid Worker Killed In Airstrike In Syria

Kayla Mueller
Credit The Mueller Family / NPR

Islamic State militants claim that an aid worker from northern Arizona, held hostage by the group, has been killed in a Jordanian airstrike in Syria. As Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, ISIS released a statement today claiming the victim is 26 year old Kayla Mueller, a Prescott native and graduate of Northern Arizona University.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:36 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Young Students Respond To Tragedy By Offering Compassion

Members of the Flagstaff Police Department are honored by students at Mount Elden Middle School.
Credit KNAU/Aaron Granillo

It's been just over a month since Flagstaff police officer Tyler Stewart was killed in the line of duty. The rookie officer was shot to death while following up on a domestic violence case. As investigators continue to search for a motive, Stewart's fellow officers - and the community - are trying to make sense of the tragedy. So is a group of Flagstaff middle school students. They're responding to Stewart's death by showing compassion and respect for law enforcement.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:09 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Brain Food: For Retired NAU Engineering Prof, Classic Cars Were A Way To Engage Students

Retired NAU electrical engineering professor, Jerry McGlothin poses with his 1964 Vetta Ventura coupe at the Barrett Jackson Car Auction in Phoenix.
Credit KNAU/Bonnie Stevens

Every year, generations of classic car enthusiasts flock to sunny Phoenix for the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auction. It's the essence of automobile artistry, power and engineering. And that's a perfect combination for Jerry McGlothin, a retired engineering professor at Northern Arizona University, and an antique car junkie.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:19 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Reclaimed Water Ordinance on Tuesday’s Flagstaff City Council Agenda

Credit James Q Martin

On Tuesday night, the Flagstaff City Council voted four to three not to revisit an ordinance contained in the city’s water policy having to do with the renewal of reclaimed water sales contracts. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some in the community have been calling on the council to reinstate its authority over those contracts.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:33 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Deep Flaws in Arizona’s Foster Care System

Credit Pat Shannahan/The Republic

Lawyers representing ten children have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against two Arizona state agencies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the lawsuit charges the state with having a “deficient foster care system.”

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Health Officials Push Immunizations After Arizona Measles Cases

Credit Justin Regan

After a measles outbreak at Disneyland in California, there are now seven confirmed cases of the disease in Arizona. Currently, there are no cases in Coconino County, and as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, officials are urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Late Nights and the Endless Road: America’s Storyteller, Todd Snider

Singer-songwriter-author Todd Snider.
Credit Getty

Folk singer Todd Snider has been on the road for nearly a quarter century. He’s a prolific songwriter with a penchant for hilarious and poignant storytelling. Snider is on tour, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album, East Nashville Skyline, and is performing in Flagstaff tonight. He recently spoke with Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius about the bizarre experiences that inspire many of his songs, and his new memoir, "I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales."

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:07 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Arizona Lawmakers Attempt to Halt EPA’s Waterways Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an update to the federal Clean Water Act. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, an Arizona congressman is trying to prevent that change from going into effect.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:32 am
Wed January 28, 2015

NAU English Professor Monica Brown Weighs In On The Power Of Dehumanizing Language

NAU English professor Monica Brown
Credit Monica Brown

Language is powerful. Monica Brown knows that. She's an English professor at Northern Arizona University, a children's author and a Latina. Until last week, Brown had never heard the term "a deportable" used to describe an immigrant to the U.S., and it left her with an uneasy feeling. In this commentary, Brown says there's a ripple effect of negativity when we use language that dehumanizes people.

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