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KNAU and Arizona News
7:29 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Early Results Show Kirkpatrick Leading Tobin in CD-1 Race

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
Credit Ralph Freso/AP

UPDATE: Wednesday morning Andy Tobin conceded defeat to Rep. Kirkpatrick. In a statement from her campaign staff, Kirkpatrick said she is "deeply honored" to have been reelected. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:07 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Voters Share What Motivates Them

Credit Justin Regan

Today is Election Day, and polls are open until seven o’clock across Coconino County.Earlier today, Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan spoke with Flagstaff residents as they exited their polling places on what issues brought them out to vote.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:04 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Wildlife Officials Tracking Wolf-Like Animal in Flagstaff

This is purportedly the animal officials are searching in Flagstaff near Lake Mary Road. Here it's pictured after its initial capture last week by animal control officers. The animal later escaped from a county facility. Several photos and videos have popped up on social media sites of the animal.
Credit Courtesy of Shawn Williams

Officials are attempting to capture an unidentified wolf-like animal that’s been seen in neighborhoods south of Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the second report of a possible wolf in northern Arizona in as many weeks.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Local Elections in the National Spotlight Ahead of Tuesday’s General Election

Credit Ryan Heinsius

Across the state today voters will decide on a variety of offices and propositions. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, some local elections have garnered national attention.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

High Voter Turnout Expected on Navajo Nation and on the NAU Campus

Credit Ryan Heinsius

Tomorrow, Arizonans will head to the polls to vote for a variety of local, state and national offices along with several ballot propositions. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, local election officials are expecting a high turnout on the Navajo Nation and among students.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:41 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Wolf-Like Animal Seen Near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

This is purported to be the wolf-like animal roaming forest land near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Officials will attempt to test its DNA through scat in order to determine its exact species.
Credit nationalparkstraveler.com

Federal wildlife officials are monitoring a wolf-like animal roaming forest land near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, if confirmed to be a gray wolf, it would be the first such animal seen in the area in 70 years.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Sales Tax Seen as Vital for Coconino County’s Infrastructure

Credit Coconino County

Coconino County is proposing a sales tax increase on the November ballot to fund a backlog of road repairs. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, local officials say Proposition 403 is vital to keep the county’s extensive road network functional. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:38 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lumberjack Centennial Postcard

For one hundred years The Lumberjack has been the student newspaper of Northern Arizona University. In honor of its centennial, every found issue has been digitally archived at the Cline Library’s special collections. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan talked to some of the people who worked for The Lumberjack in its century of publication and submitted this audio postcard.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:58 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Monitoring and Oversight a Common Theme in FWPP Public Comments

Steep slopes in the Dry Lake Hills north of Flagstaff. It's one of two locations for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, which will thin more than 15,000 acres over the next several years.
Credit FWPP

The recent public comment period for the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project yielded more than 500 issues for managers to consider. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, many local residents voiced concerns about how the large-scale forest-thinning project will be monitored.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

ADEQ Grant to Fund Pollution Cleanup on Oak Creek

Red Rock Crossing, a popular swimming area on Oak Creek in west Sedona, last summer during monsoon season. Seasonal rains flush animal waste down Carrol Canyon Wash into Oak Creek frequently causing higher than acceptable levels of E. coli.
Credit Ryan Heinsius

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a grant to clean up a polluted section of Oak Creek in Sedona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, storm runoff from private property and recreation areas triggered high levels of E. coli in the area.

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