Navajo environmental groups are asking a judge to review actions that led a federal agency to renew an operating permit for a coal mine near the Arizona-Utah border.

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The state Transportation Board has approved a five-year highway construction program that includes dozens of major projects, including expanding part of Interstate 17 north of metro Phoenix.

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The Grand Canyon's North Rim will be following new water restrictions because of a malfunctioning pump.

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A judge has ruled that the first state lawmaker in the U.S. to be ousted over sexual misconduct allegations after the rise of the #MeToo movement can run for the Arizona Senate because he is a resident of the district he wants to represent.

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Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it.

Coconino National Forest

Authorities say firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a wildfire that prompted dozens of homes in a north-central Arizona forest to be put on pre-evacuation notice.


Navajo Times

The number of people running to become the next president of the Navajo Nation has fallen by one.

A new report says Flagstaff is the most expensive place in the state to rent an apartment or house. KNAU’s Justin Regan has more.

Antonio Paris

Some scientists who study Mars also study Northern Arizona. That’s because our lava fields and water-carved canyons are similar to Martian terrain. It’s a good place to test out whether future colonists on Mars would be able to build houses out of local materials. That’s what astronomer Antonio Paris of St. Petersburg College in Florida is doing. He’s traveling the Colorado Plateau collecting soil samples to see if they’ll make good cement. He told KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny, if works here, it might also work on Mars.

Poetry Friday: A Dad-Daughter Reading With a Surprise Ending

Jun 15, 2018
John Running

It’s Poetry Friday. And in honor of Father’s Day, we have a dad and daughter reading. Matt and Anya Kaplinski of Flagstaff both chose very famous poems to read. But they had surprise poems for each other at the end.

MK: Hi, my  name’s Matt Kaplinski.

AK: Hi, my name is Anya and I’m 7 years old.

MK: I’m gonna read ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. I like reading the crazy words. 

“Jabberwocky” By Lewis Carroll

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:



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