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2:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

USDA Awards Nutrition Grant to Diné College on the Navajo Nation

Farming on the Navajo Nation
Credit Arizona Farm Bureau

Diné College on the Navajo Nation will receive a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a tribal nutrition program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the project is designed to combat high rates of diabetes and other health problems.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Aspen Heights Might Affect Dark Skies

U.S. Naval Observatory
Credit United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station

With the Flagstaff City Council’s approval of the Aspen Heights student housing project some people are raising concerns over how it will affect the area’s dark skies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the development could comprise dark sky guidelines under the Flagstaff regional plan

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Pres. Obama to Announce Executive Action on Immigration, Raising the Ire of Republicans

The U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. is on the left side of the photo.
Credit cbp.gov

Tonight President Obama will address the American people to outline his executive order overhauling U.S. immigration policy. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s being opposed by nearly all congressional Republicans.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:13 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Fines Start Saturday for Coconino County’s Distracted-Driving Ordinance

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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KNAU and Arizona News
12:02 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Supreme Court Invalidates Arizona Law Denying Bail to Undocumented Immigrants

Credit Reuters/ICE/Handout

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Coconino County Looks to Expand Dark Skies

Credit AZCentral

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Advocacy Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Over Mexican Gray Wolf Plan

A Mexican gray wolf living in captivity at Southwest Wildlife in Scottsdale.
Credit Southwest Wildlife

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Brain Food: The Emotional Impact of Climate Change

Credit thenorthsratnews.com

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:

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:50 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

High Flow to Help Grand Canyon's Ecosystem

Glen Canyon Dam
Credit U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:31 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Waiting For Jack: A Veteran's Day Remembrance

Major Jack Schwartz in front of the "operating room", 1943, Cabanatuan prison camp.
Credit Life Magazine

This story originally aired on Veteran's Day of 2006. It's a personal story produced by KNAU's Gillian Ferris recounting her grandfather's experience as a prisoner of war during WWII. But, it's also a story of how her grandmother and mother endured the anguish of waiting to know his fate. Gillian has reproduced the original story following the recent death of her grandmother and shares it with us on this day of remembrance.

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