No department video exists of the night a rookie Arizona trooper was fatally shot on the job because the Arizona Department of Public Safety doesn't have body cameras nor are all department vehicles equipped with dash cameras.

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As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.


An Arizona-led spacecraft mission is headed toward a carbon-rich asteroid called Bennu, and today it’s close enough to take the first photograph of its destination. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Poetry Friday: Wanderlust

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Steven Law

This week’s Poetry Friday reading started off as a love letter written some years ago. KNAU listener Steve Law, of Page, wrote it on the Colorado River where he was working as a guide. He was trying to explain to a former girlfriend why he kept leaving home in search of adventure. Steve is now the editor of the Lake Powell Chronicle, but his wanderlust has not subsided…something many of us can relate to. Here he is reading his original poem, ‘Gone’.


A not-guilty plea was made for an Avondale man in the shooting death of a state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

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Republican primary voters casting ballots for an open U.S. Senate seat in Arizona are unlikely to see a televised debate despite calls from two of the three candidates.

An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

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The main highway linking Phoenix and Las Vegas has reopened in both directions.

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A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.


U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019.



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