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KNAU and Arizona News
2:30 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Sen. McCain Officialy Announces Re-Election Bid

U.S. Sen. John McCain

Arizona Senator John McCain announced today he’s seeking re-election in the US Senate. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, if he wins, it would be McCain’s sixth term in office.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:15 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Sen. John McCain Announces He's Running For 6th Term

U.S. Sen. John McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain says he will run for re-election.

The Arizona Republican tells NBC News in an interview that he plans to run for a sixth term in 2016. He is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Tea party groups see him as a top challenge in a primary. Conservatives have criticized him as too moderate. The 78-year-old will be 80 by Election Day, but he says his Senate career is only beginning.

McCain ran for president in 2008.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon Ranked as Most Endangered River in the U.S.

The confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers in the Grand Canyon. It's the the site of a proposed large commercial development that would include a gondola capable of ferrying thousands of people per day below the rim to the river.
Credit OARS

A conservation group has named the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as the most endangered river in the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the ranking is based on two large-scale development projects as well as the potential for future uranium mining.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Flagstaff Teen Tells Remarkable Survival Story After Car Crash

Source: Pine-Strawberry Fire Department

A 16-year-old girl from Flagstaff is sharing her survival story after she drove off a cliff, and plunged more than 100 feet. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, two other teenage girls in the car were able to walk away with minor injuries.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Report: Thousands of Votes Rejected in November

Credit PBS

A recently released study breaks down the reasons why thousands of ballots statewide were rejected in last November’s general election. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, they range from incomplete information to voting at the wrong precinct.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:54 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Local Forest Managers Urge Preparedness For Fire Season

Photo by Wade Ward, U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Kaibab National Forest

Forest manager across the southwest are in the midst of a week-long campaign, preparing people for wildfire season. “Southwest Wildfire Awareness” runs from Sunday, March 29th through Sunday, April 5th. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo spoke with the deputy fire staff officer on the Kaibab National Forest, Holly Kleindienst, about the campaign.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:53 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Legislature OKs Voluntary REAL ID Driver's Licenses

IDs that do not comply with federal standards might not be accepted at airports starting in January.
Credit CNN

The Arizona Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Doug Ducey allowing the Arizona Department of Transportation to issue driver's licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Dry, Warm Conditions Set the Stage for 2015 Fire Season

The Schultz Fire broke out north of Flagstaff on the Coconino National Forest in June 2010.
Credit Brady Smith/Coconino National Forest

With warming spring temperatures and dry conditions, wildfire danger in northern Arizona is increasing. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, forest managers are gearing up for what could be an active year for firefighters.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:39 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Forest Service Eyes Development Of Improved Fire Shelter

Deploying fire shelter
Credit goheroes.usa

The U.S. Forest Service says it's picking up the pace on developing a new fire shelter after the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona where officials say flames and heat went beyond the current shelter's protective capabilities.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:54 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Flagstaff Doctors Discuss Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Rodney Engel, Northern Arizona Gastroenterology

All month long, doctors across the country have been urging their patients over the age of 50 to get tested for colorectal cancer. March is not only colon cancer awareness month; it’s also part of the “80-percent by 2018 initiative.” It’s a movement aimed at getting 80-percent of the population screened for colorectal cancer in the next three-years. Flagstaff Dr. Peter Mathern with Arizona Oncology and Dr. Rodney Engel with Northern Arizona Gastroenterologist joined Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo to talk about the initiative. 

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