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5:01 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Arizona Prepares Appeal as EPA Again Rejects the State’s Regional Haze Rules

The EPA's new rules are designed to reduce haze at several national parks and wilderness areas in the Southwest including the Grand Canyon.
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently rejected part of Arizona’s plan to improve visibility at several Southwestern wilderness areas and national parks including the Grand Canyon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the state is preparing an appeal after its third such rejection.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:18 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Injured Workers in Purina Plant Explosion Listed in Good Condition

An explosion occurred in the seven-story grain elevator at the Flagstaff Nestlé Purina plant.
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Four people were injured in an explosion at the Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff late Sunday afternoon. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, two are now listed in good condition at the Arizona Burn Center in Phoenix.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:51 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Suspected Respiratory Virus Triggers Visitor Restrictions at Northern Arizona Healthcare

Northern Arizona Healthcare's Flagstaff Medical Center.
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Health officials suspect that the first cases of a severe respiratory virus that mainly affects children may have arrived in northern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, both Northern Arizona Healthcare locations are implementing visitation restrictions.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Peter Rowan and the Art of Zen Bluegrass

During Peter Rowan's five-decade-long career he has been a member of Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys along with releasing more than 20 solo albums.
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Singer-songwriter Peter Rowan is bluegrass royalty, having performed with some of the genre’s biggest legends during his five-decade career including Bill Monroe, Del McCoury, David Grisman and Tony Rice. His newest album, which was released in July, is called Dharma Blues and is largely made up of spiritually influenced songs he wrote while traveling in India and Japan in the 1990s. Gillian Welch and former Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady are just two of the many musicians who join him on the record.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:28 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Former Navajo Nation Speaker Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Tribal Funds

Former Navajo Nation council speaker Lawrence Morgan waits outside the judicial district office for an arraignment hearing at the District Court in Window Rock, Ariz., earlier this year.
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A former speaker of the Navajo Nation Council has pleaded guilty to misusing tribal funds. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, several other current and former Navajo lawmakers have been implicated in the wide-ranging case. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

State Officials Express Concern Over EPA’s New Clean Power Plan

The 1,534Mw Sandow Station coal-fired electric power plant in Rockdale, Texas.
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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality met earlier this week with a group of utility organizations and others to talk about the EPA’s newest carbon emissions plan. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the state has some concerns with the EPA’s goals.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:08 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Several Abandoned Campfires Reported Over Labor Day Weekend

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Over Labor Day weekend, nearly three dozen abandoned campfires were reported on the Coconino National Forest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the number represents a major uptick over previous years.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Arizona Tops List of Clean-Energy Job Creating States

Solar panels in Flagstaff
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Arizona has topped a list of clean-energy job creating states for the second quarter of 2014. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the state’s expanding solar industry is a prime driver of its growing renewables market.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

With No Winner Yet Declared in CD-1, Kirkpatrick Proposes Debates

Eastern Arizona Republican congressional candidate Gary Kiehne.
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The Republican primary race in the First Congressional District remains too close to call. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan Reports, this hasn’t prevented the incumbent from preparing to face the eventual winner. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

ARIZONA PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

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Click below for official state and county election results.

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