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Coconino County health officials Friday reported a continued high level of community transmission of COVID-19.


Search and rescue crews at Grand Canyon National Park have found a Maryland man who had been missing since Tuesday.

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Authorities say a 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July.


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A coalition of tribes and environmental groups are urging the federal government to overhaul how it regulates mining in the West and Alaska. They say current rules disproportionately impact Indigenous people and harm the environment. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

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The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in the search for a 21-year-old woman last seen in Nevada on January 23, 2021. 

Marcelina Amado Salgado was last seen in Mesquite, Nev. At the time of her disappearance, however, she was a resident of Beaver Dam, Ariz., authorities say.

Salgado was living with 46-year-old Manuel Bravo-Gil, who is now wanted for questioning. Authorities said in a statement this week Salgado disappeared “under suspicious circumstances.” 

County officials say those with information can

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 A 44-year-old Prescott man who fled in 2019 while on trial for a brutal attack on a camper the previous year has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after being apprehended in Payson in late July, authorities said.

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The band Leftover Salmon is often credited with inventing the genre of jamgrass – a melding of up-tempo roots music combined with improvised, often unpredictable explorations. And their frenzied live shows over the last three decades have made them an institution in Americana music. They return to Flagstaff this weekend to headline the Pickin’ in the Pines festival, which took a hiatus last year amid the pandemic. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats, we caught up with Drew Emmitt, one of the founders of the Colorado-based band and a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He talked about Leftover Salmon’s newest album, “Brand New Good Old Days,” which opens with a surprising version of a Soundgarden classic.




Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon of Arizona says the United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war. Lamon says the U.S. should instead help Afghans flee the Taliban and resettle in the Middle East. He told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “we cannot continue to be the world's refugee camp.” Lamon's hardline stance puts him to the right of much of the Republican Party. Many GOP candidates have questioned the vetting of Afghans but few have said all should be excluded.


An Arizona man is being remembered as the first person to die in post-9/11 bias attacks, which began after hijackers crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Balbir Singh Sodhi was shot and killed at a gas station in Phoenix by a man seeking to avenge the 9/11 attacks. Sodhi, a Sikh  business entrepreneur from Mesa, was helping plant a flower bed at the time. His killer mistook him for an Arab Muslim because he wore a turban and beard. Sodhi was remembered this week in a memorial service marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11.


Authorities are searching for a Maryland man who is reported missing at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials say they received a report around 9 p.m. Tuesday about an overdue backpacker in the vicinity of the Walhalla Plateau on the canyon’s North Rim. They say 66-year-old Clifton “Cliff” Beck of Mount Airy had obtained a backcountry permit to spend two nights on the Walhalla Plateau. It is believed that Beck is travelling alone and he was expected to exit the backcountry last Sunday. Park rangers searched unsuccessfully by aircraft Wednesday for Beck.


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