KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
9:38 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lumberjack Centennial Postcard

For one hundred years The Lumberjack has been the student newspaper of Northern Arizona University. In honor of its centennial, every found issue has been digitally archived at the Cline Library’s special collections. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan talked to some of the people who worked for The Lumberjack in its century of publication and submitted this audio postcard.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:55 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

CD1 Candidates Kirkpatrick And Tobin Answer KNAU Listener Questions

A map showing the vastness of Arizona's Congressional District 1.
Credit azredistricting.org

Democratic incumbent Ann Kirkpatrick will face-off in the November 4th election against Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin to see who will represent Arizona's Congressional District 1. It's the state's largest district and the 10th largest in the nation. A couple of weeks ago, KNAU's news team asked listeners to submit questions for the candidates, who addressed them in this previously recorded, unedited debate.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:58 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Monitoring and Oversight a Common Theme in FWPP Public Comments

Steep slopes in the Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff. It's one of two locations for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, which will thin more than 15,000 acres over the next several years.
Credit FWPP

The recent public comment period for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project yielded more than 500 issues for managers to consider. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, many local residents voiced concerns about how the large-scale forest-thinning project will be monitored.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:15 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Brain Food: Ebola Safety

Credit naji.com

After 2 healthcare workers in Texas contracted the Ebola virus, hospitals nationwide are revamping safety protocol to cut down on the potential spread of the often-deadly disease. In this special edition of KNAU's series, Brain Food, producer Bonnie Stevens reports on how those upgraded safety measures are being implemented in Coconino County.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

ADEQ Grant to Fund Pollution Cleanup on Oak Creek

Red Rock Crossing, a popular swimming area on Oak Creek in west Sedona, last summer during monsoon season. Seasonal rains flush animal waste down Carrol Canyon Wash into Oak Creek frequently causing higher than acceptable levels of E. coli.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a grant to clean up a polluted section of Oak Creek in Sedona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, storm runoff from private property and recreation areas triggered high levels of E. coli in the area.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:16 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Federal Investigators Look Into Sexual Harassment Allegations At Grand Canyon National Park

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Federal investigators are at Grand Canyon National Park this week looking into allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation by some Park employees, including Rangers. As Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, at least 12 people have come forward with claims that Park officials were aware of the harassment, but did little - or nothing - about it.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:16 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Federal Judge Overturns Arizona's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Dan Bruey and Jeff Herd with their marriage license at the Coconino County Courthouse in Flagstaff.
Credit KNAU/Justin Regan

A federal judge in Phoenix today overturned Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage on grounds that it was unconstitutional. The ruling now clears the way for legal unions between same-sex couples.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:42 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Brain Food: Flagstaff Becomes Test Site To Track E. coli

Artistic representation of E. coli and the urinary tract
Credit Baliga Diagnostics

E. coli is commonly thought of as a gut bug, but many times it presents itself in the urinary tract. Now, researchers in Flagstaff are studying how the germ gets there.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:18 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

State Rep. Wants to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Ahead of 2016 Ballot Initiative

Credit NPR/David McNew - Getty Images

Next year, an Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if passed, the law would mark the first such legalization in the U.S. by elected officials, rather than through a ballot initiative.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

High Methane Concentration at the Four Corners

The methane concentration is shown by the red dot near the Four Corners.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan

A recent finding by NASA reveals that a small area in the four corners region has the highest methane gas concentration in the United States. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the study finds the main culprit is natural gas leaks from coal production.

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