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KNAU and Arizona News
10:46 am
Wed November 21, 2012

AZ Public Interest Research Group Has Latest List of Dangerous Toys

Monica Flores of Arizona PIRG says a Dora the Explorer toy guitar plays louder than is considered safe for children. Flores and Dr. Kathy Graziano of Phoenix Children's Hospital warned parents about potentially unsafe gifts.
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services

The Public Interest Research Group is warning parents shopping for Christmas that Dora the Explorer can be hazardous.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:15 am
Wed November 21, 2012

River Running Record Attempt Aborted

Update Wednesday 11-21-12 10:06 am:  Harlan Taney has aborted his attempt to break the speed record for boating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:19 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Flagstaff Man Tries to Break Colorado River Running Record

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
Credit Marcin Klapczynski, 2004

While most of us were sleeping last night, a Flagstaff man was out to break a record.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:38 am
Wed November 21, 2012

The Hula Hoop Revolution

Kayley
Credit Circus Bacchus

The Hula Hoop is on fire…literally. The popularity of Hooping” has soared in recent years, transforming it from a groovy toy in the 1960’s to pyrotechnic performance art in the two thousands.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:36 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Housing Starts in AZ Up

A home in California under construction.
Credit Rishichhibber

Housing starts across the country are at their highest annual rate since 2008.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

4FRI Part 4: What Restoration Will Look and Smell Like

A Feller-Buncher
Michael Collier

Over the past several days, writers Rose Houk and Michael Collier have been reporting on the plight of our ponderosa pine forest and efforts to restore its health. In this final installment, we look at industry’s role, and what the public can expect to see when restoration gets underway.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:32 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Carving Grand Canyon: New Theories About An Old Canyon

Wayne Ranney

Flagstaff geologist Wayne Ranney discusses some new theories of how - and when - the Grand Canyon formed. The second edition of Ranney's book, Carving Grand Canyon, was recently released.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

4FRI Part 3: A Collaboration of Unlikely Partners

Aftermath of 2011 Shultz Fire
Michael Collier

The world’s largest ponderosa pine forest stretches from the San Francisco Peaks to the Arizona/New Mexico border, but now this forest is overgrown and threatened by huge fires.

In the third part of our series on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, Michael Collier reports that collaboration has been essential in dealing with the threats to the forest.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:25 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hopi Runners Set National Record

The Hopi High School Boys Cross Country Team has set a prestigious national record. The team's win earlier this month at the state championships in Cave Creek marks their 23rd consecutive state title. The team broke their own national record set last year at 22 straight titles. Rick Baker is the cross country coach at Hopi High. He told the Navajo/Hopi Observer he was worried his young team lacked the experience to win this year.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:04 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Thanksgiver Dinner Cheaper This Year

Credit Alcinoe

It's going to be a bit cheaper to feed the hungry horde around your Thanksgiving table this year -- and a lot cheaper if you're into organic.

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