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KNAU and Arizona News
8:41 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Wildfire Preparedness Meeting Set for Tuesday in Eager

A wildfire information preparedness meeting will be held at the Eager Town Hall Tue, April 29 at 6 p.m. It will be hosted by local fire departments, the U.S. Forest Service, emergency preparedness, public health, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and managers of the Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Grand Canyon Continues to Battle Harmful Invasive Plant Species

Invasive tamarisk trees in the Grand Canyon
Credit blog.audubonguides.com, photo by Lisa Densmore

Next month, officials at the Grand Canyon will continue a program of ridding many areas of invasive plant species. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the goal is to protect native habitats even in the most heavily visited areas.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:39 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Coconino County Bans Fireworks During Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution prohibiting the sale and use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county. Today’s action immediately puts the ban into place. It will be in effect until the U.S. Forest Service lifts Stage 1 fire restrictions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Flagstaff's First-Ever Pat’s Run Set for Saturday

The 2011 Pat's Run in Tempe
Credit The Pat Tillman Foundation

The inaugural run honoring Pat Tillman, Former Arizona Cardinal and Army Ranger who was killed by friendly fire, will be held tomorrow in Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, it’s the first ever for the city.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Coconino County Supervisors Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

Credit dailytelegraph.com.au

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution to ban cell phone use while driving. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, county officials say it’s a response to inaction by the state.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:59 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Persons of Interest Sought in Doney Park Wildfire

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service and the Flagstaff Fire Department are searching for persons of interest regarding a wildfire in Doney Park earlier in the week. The blaze scorched less than an acre and was quickly controlled by crews.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Rep. Justin Pierce
Credit Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press

The state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it easier to prosecute those who assist others in suicide. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the bill was prompted by several recent cases of assisted suicide in Arizona.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:29 am
Mon April 21, 2014

U.S. Senators to Discuss Wildfire Preparedness

Two U.S. senators from Arizona and New Mexico will be discussing wildfire preparedness and forest restoration this week. Senators Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich will tour the Eager area in eastern Arizona tomorrow and will end up in Reserve, New Mexico. According to the senators, the trip is part of a bipartisan effort to prevent catastrophic wildfire in the Apache-Sitgreaves and Gila national forests. On the agenda are fire-risk reduction and forest thinning strategies.

KNAU and Arizona News
9:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

High Stakes For Third Graders Taking AIMS Test

Credit State of Arizona Education Dept.

This month, students across Arizona are taking the AIMS test for the very last time. Beginning next school year, the state will use a new exam that’s more in line with common core standards, like reading. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the stakes are particularly high for third graders.

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4:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Coconino County To Test New Emergency Alert System

A flood in Kachina Village in 2004.
Credit azwater.gov

Today, Coconino County will conduct a large-scale test of a new system that warns residents during emergencies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials are hoping it will be an effective replacement of the county’s old emergency system.

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