John Locher/AP, file

A sliver of water runs under the bridge here as sand bars and thickets of willow come closer to choking off the Rio Grande as it flows through New Mexico.

 

Ross D. Franklin/AP, file

New coronavirus cases in Arizona are remaining fairly stable as the state continues to see no big rise in cases after the Labor Day holiday.

AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File

Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part of the state.

en.wikipedia.org

A new study shows the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Arizona in at least eleven separate introductions in February and March. That’s the result of genetic detective work done by scientists at Arizona’s three state universities and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Jolene Bowers of TGen North about how sequencing the genome of the coronavirus can help public health professionals track the disease through time and space.


Poetry Friday: A Great Tree Has Fallen

Sep 25, 2020
Getty Images

It’s been one week since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer at the age of 87. She spent much of her legal career advocating for gender equality and women’s rights, and became a cultural and feminist icon throughout the course of her life. In this week’s Poetry Friday segment, Monica Brown, a writer and English professor at Northern Arizona University, pays tribute to Ginsburg with a reading of When Great Trees Fall, by Maya Angelou – another powerful and transformative woman in the world. 

Lennox McLendon/AP, file

Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton is urging House leadership to expand compensation for victims of radiation exposure in the Southwest in a future COVID-19 relief package. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius repots.


Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

Former executives of Backpage.com are seeking the recusal of the federal judge presiding over a case in which they’re accused of knowingly publishing ads for sexual services.

sports360az.com

Flagstaff Unified School District officials say students will continue with remote learning through the end of fall break on Oct. 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AP

Arizona hospitals continue to get a break from the influx of coronavirus cases that nearly overwhelmed their ability to care for patients early in the summer.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Yavapai County authorities say a caregiver has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and other charges.

Pages

WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PUBLIC MEDIA?

The latest news & stories from NPR

Scott Thybony’s Canyon Commentaries enhance our understanding of the Southwest region through vibrant storytelling and thoughtful reflection. SCOTT'S RECENT POSTS...