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The State of Arizona has joined a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the federal Clean Power Plan. It’s among two dozen states fighting the new regulations that limit greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request by the Navajo Nation for an emergency declaration following the Gold King Mine spill. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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Officials with the U.S. Forest Service and the City of Flagstaff have signed off on the final draft of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. It’s designed to thin National Forest land surrounding the city and safeguard it from the effects of catastrophic wildfire. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

A college freshman charged in a fatal shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus has pleaded not guilty.

The Fort Valley Art Barn, located just north of the Pioneer Museum on Highway 180 in Flagstaff, has had a long and varied life. Originally constructed in the late 1880s to house cattle, hay and farm equipment, by the 1960s it had fallen into disrepair.


Governor Doug Ducey recently announced a new water initiative for Arizona. It’s designed to address the possibility of future shortages for the state. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.

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The recent rainstorms in northern Arizona have put 2015’s precipitation above the yearly total average for the region. That means this year is close to being one of the 15 wettest on record. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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In the wake of last week’s fatal shooting on the Northern Arizona University campus, many are examining the state’s gun laws. With the exception of a handful of situations, NAU, the University of Arizona and Arizona State all ban weapons on their campuses. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius.

Sometimes what looks like a white plastic bag snagged in the top of a pine tree is only a plastic bag. Sometimes it’s something else – a bag of bugs, you might say.

Arizona Department of Transportation

The state is asking the federal government for $2 million to cover costs of repairs stemming from August flood damage to a northern Arizona highway.

The Department of Transportation says the request is for initial costs of reopening US 89A west of Marble Canyon and for long-term repairs to restore the highway to its original condition.

The department says heavy rain resulted in severe flooding at several locations along the highway.