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Arizonans weighed in on several statewide and local ballot propositions during yesterday’s general election. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, voters passed a measure to give the state’s workers a raise, but rejected legalizing recreational marijuana.


For the most up-to-date official election results from the Arizona Secretary of State, including state and federal races along with statewide ballot initiatives, see http://results.arizona.vote/2016/General/n1591/Results-State.html

Coconino County election results: http://www.coconino.az.gov/elections

Tim Evanson

Long before Europeans arrived in the Western Hemisphere, turquoise was an exceptionally prized stone—used in jewelry and masks, for example. But the blue-green mineral doesn’t occur naturally in many of the same places where such artifacts have been found in the Southwest. 


Ryan Heinsius

There has been a steady stream of voters in Coconino County since polls opened early this morning. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, election officials are anticipating a record turnout. 


Today, the country elects a new president, and along with it, a new First Family. There have been many notable - even infamous - First Family members, including Alice Roosevelt, daughter of former President Theodore Roosevelt. She was independent and brazen at a time in history when women were expected to be demure and take backseats to men. Her father had a problem with her behavior...Alice did not. She remained vibrant and outspoken all her life. Commentator Scott Thybony recounts Alice Roosevelt's adventurous trip to the Grand Canyon nearly 100 years ago as her father prepared to make it a national monument. 


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