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Two Arizona Congressional representatives voted against a measure Wednesday to designate Juneteenth a national holiday.

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A Silver Alert remains in effect for a Jerome woman, last seen Sunday. The Jerome Police Department says the family of Caroline Denise Guth, 64, has had no contact with her since then.

Her personal vehicle was found at her home with partially unloaded groceries and Guth’s keys on the bumper. She is described as a white female, 130 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red and blue sundress and a straw hat. Anyone with information on her whereabouts or well-being is urged to contact the Jerome PD or call 9-1-1.

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President Biden has announced plans to invest an additional $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to combat COVID-19 on Native American nations.

A new wildfire was reported late Wednesday night about 12 miles west of Strawberry. The Coconino National Forest reports the Backbone Fire is burning near the old Child’s power plant.

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The massive Telegraph Fire east of Phoenix has grown to more than 170,000 acres. Crews, however, have made steady progress in recent days and report more than 70% containment. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

It’s Thursday, June 17. Forecasters reported record-high temperatures in seven northern Arizona communities on Wednesday.

Yesterday’s high of 92° in Flagstaff tied with a record high of 92° in 1940. Winslow hit a high of 107°, breaking a 1940 record of 102 degrees. And the Tuzigoot National Monument near Clarkdale reached a high of 116°, surpassing the previous record high of 108° in 2017.

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An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decades-long drought.

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 The Arizona Legislature advanced bills Wednesday creating a $100 million fund to respond to a wildfire emergency after hearing dire warnings from state officials and praise from worried leaders of rural counties and cities amid a brewing fight on the role of climate change in driving blazes and drought.


Cats and dogs can get infected with COVID-19, but not much is known about the relationships between sick people and their pets. Scientists at Flagstaff’s Translational Genomics Research Institute are recruiting Arizona pet owners who have been recently diagnosed with COVID to learn more. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead researcher Hayley Yaglom about what she’s learned so far.

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An injured Phoenix man was rescued in the Fossil Creek Wilderness area last weekend after a canyoneering accident.



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