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Voting has begun for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s safety sign contest.

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Consider yourself lucky if you see a porcupine on the Colorado Plateau — while keeping your distance, of course.  These famously prickly rodents, once common, were almost wiped out in the region for two main reasons. 


Authorities in northern Arizona are investigating the death of a young man whose body has been recovered from the canyon floor below Midgley Bridge.

Molly Baker

A decade ago Flagstaff suffered a blow when Pluto was “demoted” to a dwarf planet. It was discovered at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff in 1930 and is a source of pride for the city. But astronomers voted on the definition of a planet and Pluto didn’t make the cut. Now, planetary scientists say that definition is both overly complicated and incomplete.  They’ve suggested a different one. Melissa Sevigny from the Arizona Science Desk spoke with two Lowell scientists about the definition, Will Grundy and Gerard van Belle.   


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Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake has introduced a bill that would revamp the federal Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would give state and county governments more say in managing the endangered animals.


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