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KNAU and Arizona News
2:46 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

State Senator Al Melvin Defends SB 1062 Amid Increasing Protests Against the Law

Sen. Melvin explains his support for SB 1062 on "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday.
Credit cnn.com

While most Arizona business leaders and politicians are urging the governor to veto SB 1062 at least one state legislator is standing by his vote. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, Senator Al Melvin took to the national airwaves to defend the bill.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Hundreds Gather at Flagstaff City Hall to Protest SB 1062

The protest opposing SB 1062 on Sun, Feb. 23 drew an estimated 500 people to the lawn outside Flagstaff City Hall.
Credit Photo by Ryan Heinsius

Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered outside Flagstaff City Hall in protest of the Arizona state legislature’s passage of SB 1062. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the protest was organized by two current members of the Flagstaff City Council.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:58 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Former Navajo Lawmakers Plead Guilty to Misuse of Tribal Funds

Navajo Nation Council Chambers
Credit cityprofile.com

Two former Navajo Nation lawmakers have pleaded guilty in a case that involves misuse of tribal funds. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the case also implicates several other members of the Navajo Nation Council.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:52 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Repair of Collapsed Hwy. 89 Section Could Be Done by the End of 2014

The collapsed section of Highway 89 between Marble Canyon and Page.
Credit Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation

A section of Highway 89 near Marble Canyon that collapsed a year ago could again see traffic by the end of 2014. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the project must first be given the go ahead by the federal government in order to receive funding.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:19 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Brain Food: The Future is Here in the Form of 3D Printing

A 3D printer-created sculpture by David Winslow Van Ness
Credit Photo courtesy of David Winslow Van Ness

Suppose you need a wrench, or a knee replacement, or a hamburger. David Winslow Van Ness says, not a problem. In the not-too-distant future, just print one out.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:26 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Ganado Schools to Bolster English Instruction After Settlement with Federal Government

Credit indianz.com

Students who speak mostly Navajo will receive a boost in English-language instruction. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the changes bring the Ganado Unified School District into compliance with federal law.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Funding for Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Approved

The Granite Mountain Hotshots

A bill funding a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died last year’s Yarnell Hill Fire has been passed by a committee in the Arizona House. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the representatives also created a committee to oversee the project.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Planned Parenthood in Flagstaff reintroduces Medication Abortion

Credit womenonwaves.org

After two-and-a-half years, Planned Parenthood will again offer medication abortions in Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the reinstatement comes as the state legislature further restricts abortions in the state.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:20 am
Mon February 17, 2014

As National and State Numbers Spike, an Uptick in Local Opioid Treatment

Heroin seized in Spain during 2012.
Credit blogs.reuters.com. Photo by Vincent Wes

In recent years, heroin use has skyrocketed in the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, after three deaths last month in Flagstaff that police suspect resulted from overdoses, use of and access to the drug seems to have also spiked in northern Arizona.

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8:32 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Tribes Given Power to Prosecute Non-Natives for Domestic Violence Crimes

A village on the first mesa of the Hopi Reservation near Polacca, Arizona.
Credit Photo by Laurel Morales

Soon, three Western Native American Tribes will have the authority to prosecute non-natives for domestic violence and a handful of other crimes committed on tribal lands. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s been three decades since tribes have had that power.

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