Coconino National Forest

Coconino National Forest officials plan to begin a series of large prescribed burns near Flagstaff and along the Mogollon Rim next week.

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Lawyers representing Arizona prisoners say a third round of contempt of court fines against the state for failing to improve health care for incarcerated people could reach as high as $23 million.

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Arizona on Friday reported 845 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 30 more deaths, topping the state’s latest seven-day rolling averages for both pandemic metrics.


National Park Service

Here’s a fish story for you: what if you could get paid to go fishing all day? The National Park Service wants anglers to help get rid of exotic brown trout at Lees Ferry on the Colorado River. The agency is giving cash prizes for every fish to try to knock down their numbers. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the program is an unusual experiment, designed to meet the goals of the Park Service but also respect the spiritual beliefs of the Zuni Tribe.

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National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Newly released numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project a high chance of shortages on the Colorado River within the next two years. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

The latest numbers brought the pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation to 30,338 cases and 1,262 known deaths.

Tribal officials had ordered a lockdown last weekend over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge.

Hopi officials have announced eligible tribal members may petition for candidacy in tribal elections this year.

The Tribe will hold primary and general elections this fall for Hopi Chair and Vice Chair. Eligible candidates must be at least 25 years old, reside on the reservation, and speak the Hopi language, among other requirements. Forms to petition for candidacy were made available this week at the Kykotsmovi elections office. Current Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma was inaugurated in 2017.

Fred Korematsu Institute

Governor Doug Ducey this week called for the implementation of an official day of recognition for justice advocate and internment camp survivor Fred Korematsu.

An environmental group filed a lawsuit today alleging the federal government has failed to act on petitions to protect nine different species under the Endangered Species Act.



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