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Arizona voters head to the polls Tue, Nov. 8 for the 2016 U.S. general election. The primary focus this election, of course, is the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party Candidate Jill Stein also appear on the ballot.

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Voters on the Navajo Nation could be asked to decide next Tuesday on an initiative that would pump $216 million into tribal road maintenance. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the Navajo Council recently passed the bill aimed at improving non-paved roads throughout the reservation.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

More than 170 different kinds of bees are pollinating plants in Arizona’s high elevation forests. Flagstaff ecologist Lindsie McCabe wants to know what will happen to them as global temperatures warm. She’s conducting experiments with bees on the San Francisco Peaks, simulating the impact of climate change on native pollinators.


Justin Regan

Off the top of your head, can you name the four spheres of Earth? If it’s not coming to you easily, a group of Flagstaff 5th graders can help. The students at Killip Elementary School are studying Earth’s biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. Its’ part of a special STEM program to help kids apply real world observations to their school work. On a recent trip to Lake Mary, they worked with scientists and field experts to see Earth’s spheres in action. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan has this audio postcard. 


The Washington Post

As recently as September, Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake had left open the possibility of voting for his party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Now, with less than a week before the election, the senator says he’ll instead vote for an unnamed write-in candidate. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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