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The Yavapai Regional Medical Center has launched a new outpatient program to treat some COVID-19 patients in need of oxygen therapy. The initiative allows them to recover at home while medical staff monitor them remotely. 


Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management

Arizona fire officials say the state experienced one of its worst wildfire seasons in nearly a decade last year.

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Coconino County health officials say their COVID-19 vaccination efforts are still being hampered by the lack of available doses.

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A sawmill company in Arizona has announced plans to convert a former paper plant near Flagstaff into a new sawmill facility, bolstering forest restoration efforts in northern Arizona. 

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Snowfall Blankets Northern Arizona After Record Dryness

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors plans to vote to hire two firms to audit election equipment and software used in the November election that has been the focus of unsubstantiated claims of fraud from Republicans who question President Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona.

Associated Press | Felicia Fonseca

  Brian Thomas stepped out of his house west of Flagstaff before sunrise Tuesday and looked at the massive amount of snow that fell overnight and hadn’t let up.

“Oh, Lord, here we go again,” he said.

The grocery store director managed to clear enough of the driveway for his wife to venture out. But his two-wheel drive pickup slid and hit a snow berm, and Thomas wasn’t going anywhere.

Northern Arizona University

A new study from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University suggests some people may have useful antibodies in their blood that can fight against COVID-19 from earlier, similar illnesses. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Dr. Jason Ladner about the research.


One year after the state confirmed its first coronavirus case, Arizona health officials report more than 730,000 known cases and nearly 12,500 deaths from the virus.

The Department of Health Services announced the state’s first case on January 26th, 2020. The patient was reportedly a resident of Maricopa County who had recently travel to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Today, Tuesday, state health officials report more than 4,700 new cases and 209 known deaths.


A multi-group collaboration with Hopi and Navajo tribal members uses discarded trees from regional forest thinning projects to bring firewood to people in need.



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