Maricopa County Assessor's Office

Investigators have found no evidence an Arizona official neglected his duties after he was charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands. 

news.nau.edu

Northern Arizona University says a top forest restoration pioneer is retiring. The university says Wally Covington will retire in January after 45 years there as a professor of forestry and executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute.

National Geographic

The flu season appears to be off to an early start around Northern Arizona. KNAU’s Zac Ziegler reports:


Poetry Friday: The Feral Cat And The Phone Booth Library

Dec 6, 2019
Jake Bacon

Little Free Libraries are popping up in neighborhoods all over the country. Some are simple repurposed cabinets, others are elaborate custom-made creations. Arizona Daily Sun photographer Jake Bacon has taken the concept to the next level. He’s converted two antique English phone booths into tiny libraries. Jake hauled them 5,000 miles from the East Coast to Flagstaff where he set them up in front of his house. In this week’s Poetry Friday segment, he shares Rudyard Kipling’s poem, If, which is printed on the back of the giant, red booths. On an editorial note, Jake’s tenacious feral cat, Potter – as in Harry Potter - makes his public radio debut this week.

Arizona Attorney General's Office

A State Grand Jury has indicted a man for his alleged involvement in tampering with food items at multiple retail stores within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

newmexico.org

The New Mexico group “Cowboys for Trump” is facing criticism after members brought iconic gypsum sands from White Sands National Monument to Washington for a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony — a possible violation of federal law.

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

A long-time Flagstaff restaurant has been purchased by the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.

en.wikipedia.org

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday touted her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students, telling a room of supportive parents and lobbyists that it would improve the quality of education.

Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his state police chief who got out of a speeding ticket after showing his Department of Public Safety identification.

FBI.gov

Authorities say a man whose remains were found in the trunk of a burning car in northwestern New Mexico had been killed beforehand. 

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