It's been almost 60 years since the U.S. Surgeon General officially announced that smoking tobacco can lead to lung cancer. Even so, an estimated 1 in 5 American adults still smoke, and today The American Cancer Society hopes those people will collectively give up the habit. It's the 37th annual Great American Smokeout, a national awareness campaign encouraging smokers to use the day as their "quit date". But, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports, giving up nicotine isn't always that easy, especially for long-time smokers.
On Saturday, Coconino County officials will begin fully enforcing a distracted-driving ordinance. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, drivers found using cell phones and other communication devises without hands-free technology could face penalties.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a lower court ruling overturning an Arizona law that denies bail to undocumented immigrants who are charged with crimes. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the decision will likely result in numerous bail hearings in the state.
Fair warning: If you’re accustomed to waiting until Stardate is over before you leave for work, you’re going to be a few minutes late starting November 17th.
It may not always sound like it, but the NPR newsmagazines, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, are planned down to the second. This plan is called “the clock.” And soon, that format clock is going to change a little. You’ll hear news more often in the morning with three NPR newscasts per hour along with three KNAU local newscasts. And Stardate is moving from near the top of the hour to 6:30 and 8:30am.
Coconino County Officials are in the process of completely updating zoning codes, and are soliciting public comment about lighting and sign policy. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the proposed changes are designed to greatly expand the county’s dark sky policy.
A coalition of advocacy groups is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program in the Southwest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the suit claims the federal agency has not enacted a plan that fulfills requirements made by federal law.
Thousands of scientists worldwide are studying the environmental impact of climate change. But now, two professors of English are studying its emotional impact. SueEllen Campbell and John Calderazzo are co-directors of a climate change outreach and discussion group at Colorado State University. And, they recently visited Northern Arizona University to share this message about the Earth’s changing climate:
Colorado River managers are releasing nearly a third more water than usual this month from the Glen Canyon Dam. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the high flow will restore parts of the Grand Canyon’s environment.