KNAU and Arizona News
12:05 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Navajo VP Addresses Suicide on Native Nations

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez
Credit Navajo Times

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez is addressing the rising suicide rate in Indian Country. As Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, as part of the effort, he’s making a call for the preservation of the Navajo language. 

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

State Senate Aims to Tighten Assisted Suicide Laws

Rep. Justin Pierce
Credit Michael Schennum/The Arizona Republic, via Associated Press

The state Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it easier to prosecute those who assist others in suicide. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the bill was prompted by several recent cases of assisted suicide in Arizona.

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12:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Native Americans Have Highest Rate of Suicide

Emmy Burruel lost her brother to suicide. She has become a specialist in suicide prevention to help other people see the signs.
Laurel Morales

American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:12 am
Wed June 27, 2012

AZ Gun Deaths Among Highest in Nation

Abu badali

You are twice as likely to die from a gunshot in Arizona as in New York City or in Los Angeles.

According to recent research from the Violence Policy Center, Arizona’s gun death rate is among the highest in the nation.  

The Center reports Arizona has a rate of 13 gun deaths for every hundred thousand people.

That may not sound like a lot, but Houston’s rate is 13. And Chicago’s is 15

Among states, Arizona ranks 15th highest in per capita gun deaths.

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