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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

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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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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Lead Poisoning in California Condors at a 10-Year Low

Seventy five California condors now inhabit northern Arizona and southern Utah. The endangered scavenger is the largest North American land bird and can have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet.
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Deadly levels of lead in endangered California condors are at a 10-year low. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a collaboration between conservationists and hunters to reduce the use of lead ammunition is responsible for the drop.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:55 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Mexican Gray Wolf Death in Eastern Arizona Under Investigation

A Mexican gray wolf — 83 of the endangered animals occupy the 4.4 million-acre Blue Range Recovery Area in Arizona and New Mexico.
Credit wolfhaven.org/Julie Lawrence

Last month, an endangered Mexican gray wolf was found dead in eastern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the animal was part of the Blue Range Recovery Area that spans more than 4 million acres in the Southwest.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Wildlife Advocates Urge Bearizona to Sever Ties with Questionable Bear Facilities

The American black bear, ursus americanus.
Credit Photo by Steven Kazlowski

The advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on a wildlife park near Williams to sever its relationships with three other animal facilities. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, those out-of-state businesses have all received citations from the federal government for animal-handling infractions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:22 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Brain Food: Endangered Black Footed Ferrets Released Near Flagstaff

A black footed ferret is released on the Babbitt Espee Ranch near Flagstaff.
Credit Bonnie Stevens/KNAU

If you've clicked on the audio link for this story, then the sound you're hearing is the chatter of one of the most endangered mammals in North American, the black footed ferret. It's a sound that hasn't been heard much in Arizona's grasslands since 1931. That's when the animals were thought to have gone extinct after a strain of plague nearly wiped out their main food source, prairie dogs.

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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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