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Federal legislation that would expand Amber Alerts on tribal lands has passed its final hurdle before it receives a vote in the full U.S. Senate. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Earth Notes: Edgar Alexander Mearns

Jun 14, 2017
Smithsonian Institution Archives

On a cloudy, windy day in June 1887, Edgar Mearns climbed Mount Humphreys, Arizona's highest peak. Taking shelter behind a pile of stones, he was joined by a broad-tailed hummingbird—a fitting companion for one of America's greatest ornithologists.


Melissa Sevigny

The Grand Canyon’s rim-to-rim trail is not an ordinary day hike: a marathon in distance, a mile change in elevation, through a desert that swings through extremes of heat and cold. Rim-to-rim hikers put their bodies through a grueling experience. That makes them the perfect candidates for a study aimed at predicting medical emergencies before they start. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. 


Francisco Kjolseth / Salt Lake Tribune

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended the Bears Ears national monument in Southern Utah be reduced in size. 

Lawyers for a group of condemned prisoners who sued over how Arizona conducts executions have told a federal judge that they've reached a settlement with the state.

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