KNAU and Arizona News

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

Planned Parenthood in Flagstaff reintroduces Medication Abortion

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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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KNAU and Arizona News
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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KNAU and Arizona News
11:43 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Unused Student Meals Feed Flagstaff's Hungry

A man enjoys food provided by the NAU student group, Make Every Transfer count.
Credit J. Daniel Hud/The Lumberjack

University meal plans are designed to give students some flexibility as to when - and how much - food they eat. But every week, thousands of meal vouchers at colleges nationwide go unused. And that - essentially - adds up to a lot of wasted food. As Arizona Public Radio's Parker Olson reports, a group of students at Northern Arizona University has come up with an idea to use that extra food to feed Flagstaff's hungry.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:35 am
Thu February 13, 2014

ADOT Moving Ahead With Water Well and New Terminal at Grand Canyon Airport

The terminal at Grand Canyon National Park Airport
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Last month, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced the cancelation of construction of a small building at Grand Canyon National Park Airport. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the agency still plans to build a new terminal and construct a well.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:15 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Brain Food: Valentine's Day In The Natural World

Credit Trees For Life

As we get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day, Northern Arizona University ecology professor Nancy Collins Johnson reminds us that we can learn a lot about relationships from nature. Collins is a soils expert who studies mycorrhizal symbiosis - or, healthy relationships between fungi and the roots of plants.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:42 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Third Annual Dew Downtown Sparks Water-Use Dispute

Protestors gather near San Francisco Street in downtown Flagstaff during the third annual Dew Downtown.
Credit Photo by Aaron Granillo

This past weekend, downtown Flagstaff transformed into an urban snowboarding course for the third annual Dew Downtown event. And between all of the tricks, jumps, grinds and grabs, there was also controversy. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, some locals were upset that the man-made snow for the course came from Flagstaff’s drinking water supply.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:35 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Lawmaker Seeks to Curb Civilian Drone Use

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For $200 you can go to an electronics store, buy a remote control helicopter, strap a camera to it and fly it over your neighbor’s property and peek through the windows. As Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, now a state lawmaker wants to put a stop to all that.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:02 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Flagstaff Couples Join Challenge to Arizona’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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After recently being denied marriage licenses, two same-sex Flagstaff couples joined a lawsuit Monday challenging the state’s one-man-one-woman definition of marriage. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the lawsuit seeks to overturn a 2008 voter approved amendment to the state constitution.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:47 am
Fri February 7, 2014

More Air Tours to be Flown Over Grand Canyon

Credit grandcanyon123.com

This year, nearly 2,000 additional air tours could be flown over Grand Canyon National Park. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the aircraft used for those flights will have to conform to certain quiet-technology standards.

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