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April is National Poetry Month.  Instead of doing a feature story on poetry, we decided to record some of you reading us your favorite poems … to experience poetry in its purest form. Every Friday this month, we’re going to air at least one poem performed by someone in the community. Seventeen-year-old Emma Collier starts us off from the campus of her performing arts high school. She was a state finalist at this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition. Take a listen.


Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say that after several weeks of pipeline breaks and water restrictions, water in storage on the South Rim has reached sustainable levels.

Most in-state undergraduate students attending Arizona's three public universities won't see tuition increases in the next school year.

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The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared most of Arizona a primary natural disaster area due to drought conditions. It comes as farmers in the region grapple with dry weather projected to continue through the spring. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more.