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Jim Louvau

Bernie Sanders is avoiding mention of his losses as he kicks off his Arizona presidential campaign.

The Vermont senator spoke for an hour Tuesday night at the Phoenix convention center. He did not mention his defeats by Hillary Clinton earlier in the day in primaries in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.

Instead he reminded Arizonans that they are the next major state to vote in the Democratic contest for president. He urged the crowd to come out to vote in a week, March 22.

Arizona's Republican primary also is that day.

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A new initiative at Northern Arizona University recruits the help of the public to map the spread of tick-borne diseases.


Westerners used to use all kinds of markers to identify the locations of mining claims, such as wooden posts and large stone cairns. The modern way is easy: sink an un-capped PVC pipe into the ground. It’s easy and effective. But there’s a dark side to these innocuous plastic tubes.


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A Navajo Nation lawmaker charged with enriching his children with tribal funds is going on trial.

Mel Begay says he's innocent and expects to be vindicated in the two-week trial that starts Monday in Window Rock.

Begay's trial is the first of two in criminal cases filed against 16 former and current lawmakers in the investigation of a discretionary fund meant for Navajos facing extreme hardship. The other defendants have resolved their cases through plea agreements.

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Scientists at a research institute in Flagstaff want dog owners to help with a new study about Valley Fever.

Northland Preparatory Academy 6th Graders

Arizona ranks high in the nation for growth in science and technology careers—but it’s near the bottom when it comes to preparing students for those fields. That’s something a Flagstaff science teacher has set out to change. For the third year running, Kaci Heins of Northland Preparatory Academy has put her sixth graders in charge of launching a weather balloon to the edge of space. It’s a project meant not simply to teach, but to inspire.


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The Flagstaff City Council is considering rezoning a plot of land slated for the construction of a large-scale student-oriented housing complex. But a petition submitted by local residents who oppose the project could block the rezoning. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Supporters of an Indigenous Peoples' Day in Flagstaff won a key victory Tuesday night. The city council unanimously approved a proposal to consider the official designation. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


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The City of Flagstaff and the Hopi Tribe have reached a settlement in the long-running lawsuit over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. It’ll first have to be approved by the Flagstaff City Council, but Navajo Nation officials say they oppose the agreement. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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UPDATE: According to the U.S. State Department, former State Senator Jack Jackson, Jr. is not running for state senate in Legislative District 7.

So far, only one candidate has officially announced her senate run for the state’s largest legislative district, LD-7. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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