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KNAU and Arizona News
10:20 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Arizona Universities to Collaborate on Energy Research

The collaboratory is intended to work with businesses in renewable energies, such as solar technology.
Credit Robert Rappaport/Arizona Public Media

A new energy policy will bring the state’s three universities together to find solutions to Arizona’s future energy needs. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, it’s the first collaboration of its kind for the state.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:25 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Forest Crews Begin the Prescribed Fire Season in Northern Arizona

A prescribed burn conducted by a Forest Service crew.
Credit azprescribedfirecouncil.org

Managers on northern Arizona’s forests are gearing up for an active prescribed-burn season this fall. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, conditions are favorable for a variety of fire-mitigation projects. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Dual Track Voting System to Affect Some First Time Voters

Student organizations use both forms when registering voters. The state form is on the left and the federal form is on the right.
Credit Justin Regan

November will mark the first general election in which Arizonans use a dual track voting system. The new method prevents Arizona from imposing citizenship requirements on voters using the federal form. But it does allow the state to mandate proof of citizenship for local elections. It comes from a voter approved initiative to crack down on fraudulent voting. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the new system is proving difficult for some first time voters.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:59 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Native American Delayed Birth Certificate Process Gets Streamlined

Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler offers help to Navajos applying for delayed birth certificates two days a month.
Credit Cindy Carpien/NPR

Last week, the state health department instituted a streamlined process for those Native Americans who were never issued birth certificate to obtain one. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the changes are expected to improve the lives of many tribal members.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Brain Food: Home-Centered Healthcare for Native American Patients

The town of Chinle, near Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation.
Credit Nicole Gilbert/Cronkite News

The Navajo Nation spans three states and 27,000 square miles. Many homes are so remote and spread out that they don’t have addresses. And, that can make healthcare difficult, especially follow-up care after hospitalization. That’s why John Georgas is working on a computer project and mobile app to identify homes without street addresses to make healthcare access a little easier. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Phoenix Receives Federal Money to Assist Undocumented Children

The wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Credit Getty

Phoenix is one of nine cities chosen to receive federal funds to provide legal aid for undocumented children who cross illegally into the U.S. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the money will help children seeking asylum from violence in some Central American countries.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:01 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Planned Outage on KNAU News/Talk 91.7

There will be a short outage on KNAU New/Talk 91.7 in Flagstaff this evening at seven to make repairs at our transmitter. The outage will last 10 minutes. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank Kelly from Niles Radio for his help.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:05 am
Tue September 30, 2014

NAU Holocaust Exhibit Focuses On Survivors Of Będzin Ghetto

A photo from the exhibit, "Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Będzin Ghetto"
Credit Aaron Granillo/KNAU

Before the outbreak of World War II and the Holocaust, the Polish village of Będzin was a thriving Jewish community. But in 1939, Hitler made the decision to turn Będzin into a ghetto. Eventually, most of the villagers were sent to concentration camps. Most did not survive but a few teenagers did, including Flagstaff resident Doris Martin-Springer, now close to 90-years-old. Her story is part of a new student-curated exhibit opening today at Northern Arizona University. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, it showcases Będzin before and after the Nazi occupation, and is told by survivors, who lived through the genocide.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:41 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

After Resigning, Navajo Speaker to Plead Guilty in Fund Misuse Case

Former Navajo Council speaker Johnny Naize speaks at the council chambers in Window Rock in April.
Credit Navajo Times/Donovan Quintero

The speaker of the Navajo Nation Council resigned Monday amid allegations of bribery and misuse of tribal funds. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, he’s expected to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery Tuesday in the far-reaching case.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:52 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Brain Food: Disappearing Permafrost

Arctic permafrost
Credit climatestate.com

The Arctic and Antarctic are the only places on Earth where permafrost is found. some scientists believe this frozen ground is disappearing because of climate change. Ted Schuur is an ecosystem ecologist with the Center for Ecosystems Science and Society.

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