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8:24 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Prescott Solemnly Absorbs News of Kayla Mueller’s Death

A small memorial to Kayla Mueller on Prescott's Courthouse Square.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The confirmation yesterday of humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller’s death shocked the world. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the epicenter of that grief is in Mueller’s hometown of Prescott.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:45 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Family Speaks of Mueller's Legacy

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The White House has confirmed that 26 year-old humanitarian aid worker, and Prescott native, Kayla Mueller is dead. Friends and family of Mueller held a press conference in Prescott and as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, they spoke of her dedication to helping others.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:11 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Officials and Family Confirm the Death of Kayla Mueller

The White House and the family of 26-year-old Kayla Jean Mueller have confirmed that the humanitarian aid worker has died. Mueller was the last known American hostage of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. The 26-year-old Prescott resident and Northern Arizona University graduate was captured in Syria in 2013 while working with refugees of the Syrian civil war. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:50 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

U.S. Officials Still Skeptical About ISIS Hostage Death Claim

In this photo from May 30, 2013, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott.
Credit AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw

There’s still no official word on the fate of 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, who was reportedly killed last week in Syria. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the self-declared Islamic State has been holding Mueller hostage since 2013.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Some Claim Funding an Issue for DCS

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the state Departments of Child Safety and Health Services on behalf of ten children currently in state foster care. The suit claims major deficiencies in the system, but as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, some argue a lack of funding is to blame.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:19 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Reclaimed Water Ordinance on Tuesday’s Flagstaff City Council Agenda

Credit James Q Martin

On Tuesday night, the Flagstaff City Council voted four to three not to revisit an ordinance contained in the city’s water policy having to do with the renewal of reclaimed water sales contracts. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some in the community have been calling on the council to reinstate its authority over those contracts.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:33 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Deep Flaws in Arizona’s Foster Care System

Credit Pat Shannahan/The Republic

Lawyers representing ten children have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against two Arizona state agencies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the lawsuit charges the state with having a “deficient foster care system.”

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Health Officials Push Immunizations After Arizona Measles Cases

Credit Justin Regan

After a measles outbreak at Disneyland in California, there are now seven confirmed cases of the disease in Arizona. Currently, there are no cases in Coconino County, and as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, officials are urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Late Nights and the Endless Road: America’s Storyteller, Todd Snider

Singer-songwriter-author Todd Snider.
Credit Getty

Folk singer Todd Snider has been on the road for nearly a quarter century. He’s a prolific songwriter with a penchant for hilarious and poignant storytelling. Snider is on tour, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album, East Nashville Skyline, and is performing in Flagstaff tonight. He recently spoke with Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius about the bizarre experiences that inspire many of his songs, and his new memoir, "I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like: Mostly True Tall Tales."

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:07 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Arizona Lawmakers Attempt to Halt EPA’s Waterways Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency is considering an update to the federal Clean Water Act. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, an Arizona congressman is trying to prevent that change from going into effect.

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