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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

State Officials Express Concern Over EPA’s New Clean Power Plan

The 1,534Mw Sandow Station coal-fired electric power plant in Rockdale, Texas.
Credit Steve Davidson

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality met earlier this week with a group of utility organizations and others to talk about the EPA’s newest carbon emissions plan. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the state has some concerns with the EPA’s goals.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:08 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Several Abandoned Campfires Reported Over Labor Day Weekend

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Over Labor Day weekend, nearly three dozen abandoned campfires were reported on the Coconino National Forest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the number represents a major uptick over previous years.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Arizona Tops List of Clean-Energy Job Creating States

Solar panels in Flagstaff
Credit nau.edu

Arizona has topped a list of clean-energy job creating states for the second quarter of 2014. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the state’s expanding solar industry is a prime driver of its growing renewables market.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

With No Winner Yet Declared in CD-1, Kirkpatrick Proposes Debates

Eastern Arizona Republican congressional candidate Gary Kiehne.
Credit azcapitoltimes.com

The Republican primary race in the First Congressional District remains too close to call. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, this hasn’t prevented the incumbent from preparing to face the eventual winner. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:57 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Brain Food: Dead Bug Library

NAU's Neil Cobb holding some of the specimens to be added to his digital dead bug library.
Credit KNAU/Bonnie Stevens

Some people collect stamps, others collect baseball cards. Neil Cobb collects dead bugs...250,000 of them and counting. Cobb is the director of the Merriam Powell Center for Environmental Research at Northern Arizona University, and he's compiling his collection of hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and other bugs into a massive electronic insect library.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

ARIZONA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

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Click below for official state and county election results.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:31 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Still Too Close to Call in First Congressional District Republican Primary

State House Speaker and Republican candidate for the first congressional district Andy Tobin.
Credit Gage Skidmore

With all precincts reporting, Andy Tobin leads Gary Kiehne by fewer than 500 votes out of more than 43,000 cast in the first congressional district’s Republican primary. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, no clear winner has yet been determined in one of the state’s most closely watched races. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:53 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Navajo Nation Holds Primary for President, Council

Former Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.
Credit AP

Along with the State of Arizona, the Navajo Nation is holding primary elections today. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, a crowded field of candidates are competing for president and tribal council along with other positions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:02 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Rita Cheng Settles into New Role as NAU President

NAU President Rita Cheng
Credit Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University started classes this week with thousands of new students and a new president. Rita Cheng is the former chancellor of Southern Illinois University. She replace former NAU president John Haeger, following his retirement. Arizona Public Radio's Aaron Granillo recently spoke with Cheng about her new role.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

State Primary Election to Narrow Down U.S. House, Governor and Attorney General Races

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones takes part in a Flagstaff forum last week.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

Arizonans head to the polls today to vote in the state’s primary election. As Arizona public radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a crowded field of candidates are vying for several statewide offices, including governor and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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