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Pioneer Museum

The Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff is highlighting a group of people who literally helped build the city. The exhibit, Todos Unidos, chronicles Hispanic’s experience in Flagstaff, from the late 1800s to the 1950s. It was an era rife with discrimination and segregation. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo spoke with some descendants of Flagstaff’s first Hispanic families, some of whom are featured in the exhibit.


Chicago Zoological Society

Environmentalists are concerned that a proposed spending plan for the U.S. Interior Department calls for a study to determine whether Mexican gray wolves are a genetically distinct subspecies.

Justin Regan

Route 66 is deeply tied to American history. It brought Dust Bowl refugees to California, moved troops across the country during World War 2 and ushered in the family road trip. But eventually freeways dominated the landscape and that made things tough for Mother Road businesses. So the National Park Service stepped in with a grant program to help Route 66 communities survive. That program is set to expire soon and business owners are worried. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more.


US Geological Survey

Many people are aware that Flagstaff and environs played a central role in the race to land a man on the Moon in the 1960s. The Apollo astronauts trained amid the volcanic landscape surrounding town—the best re-creation of the Moon’s pock-marked surface to be found on Earth.


Associated Press

FBI officials say a man fatally shot by authorities last weekend was the suspect sought in a shooting and arson case.

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