Local News

Joshua Lott for The New York Times

A small Navajo-owned company has been awarded a contract to upgrade a road needed to clean up abandoned uranium mine sites on the reservation.

World-renowned Navajo artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. died yesterday at the age of 41. He was an accomplished painter, illustrator and muralist. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more. 


George Andrejko, AZGFD

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a fish native to the Colorado River is no longer in immediate danger of extinction. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports the humpback chub will be reclassified as “threatened” instead of “endangered.”


Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic

Teachers across Arizona are boosting their efforts to organize and plan for possible job actions as they work to secure better pay and school funding, even as Gov. Doug Ducey signed a measure Monday extending a sales tax that ensures budget certainty for schools but does not add to current school funding.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

A dry winter for the region feeding the Colorado River means Lake Mead's water level could drop, but not enough to trigger an emergency shortage declaration that would force water cutbacks in Nevada and Arizona.

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