Arizona Secretary Of State Unveils Plan To Increase Youth Vote

Sep 23, 2016
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During the last national election in 2014, college aged students accounted for just 4 percent of Arizona’s statewide vote. Secretary of State Michele Reagan wants to see that number increase this year. Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports.


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The Flagstaff Festival of Science begins today and this year the theme is “the science of change.” Two local artists have teamed up to create a musical experience about wildfire and climate change. Shawn Skabelund is a sculptor and Janice ChenJu Chiang is a pianist. Together they’ve planned a piano concert that takes place in a room transformed into a forest.


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A bill introduced by Republican Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake would settle claims to water from the Colorado River made by the Hualapai Tribe. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tribe says the deal is vital to sustain its population and enhance economic development.


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Arizona voters will decide in November on Proposition 206, which would eventually raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 per hour. Democratic Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Ann Kirkpatrick has officially endorsed the initiative. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say a body has been pulled from the Colorado River and it's believed to that of a missing guide from a commercial trip.

Authorities are investigating the poaching of a cow elk and her calf in northern Arizona.

State Game and Fish Department officers received information that the cow elk and calf had been shot near Happy Jack, about 40 miles south of Flagstaff.

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A new bipartisan poll shows more than 80 percent of Americans support the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the survey was conducted by two national research firms — one Republican and one Democrat. 


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This year marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty, an agreement signed in 1916 to help conserve, protect, and manage migrating birds and their habitats throughout the U.S. and Canada. The 100th anniversary is a reminder that such birds play vital ecological roles. They are also good indicators of the health of our environment.


The Arizona Department of Education has released the latest AzMERIT scores and they show students around the state improved in math and reading proficiency.

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A coalition of civil rights groups agreed to end its challenge of Arizona's landmark 2010 immigration in a deal in which the state issued guidelines on how police officers must enforce the law's most contentious section.

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