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Fire crews are currently working a wildfire on Bumblebee Road, northeast of Crown King.

Latinos in the U.S. have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, leading to concerns among voting rights groups that they will be less likely to register and vote in November.

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 Arizona’s attorney general has obtained a $22.5 million judgment against a New Jersey-based vaping company along with a court order permanently barring the company from selling its products in the state.

Navajo Nation officials will implement a shortened, partial weekend lockdown beginning Saturday to protect against the spread of coronavirus.

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The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation And Reentry says a corrections sergeant assigned to a state prison in Florence has been arrested and accused of crimes that include sexual assault, kidnapping and sexual abuse.

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The Flagstaff Unified School District is asking for students, teachers, parents, and community members to join an Anti-Racism, Anti-Bias Task Force. The goal is to find ways to foster inclusion and belonging for all students, addressing concerns that school leadership is predominately white while more than half of students are Black or Hispanic. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with FUSD board member Kara Kelty, who is of the co-chairs of the task force.

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A Flagstaff woman is nearing the end of a 2,000-mile journey across the country … on roller skates. But it’s not just for fun – Daisy Purdy is raising funds to support the work of Navajo Ph.D. Tommy Rock and his all-Indigenous research team who study the devastating environmental and health impacts of abandoned uranium mines on tribal lands. Purdy spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about the many what’s propelling her on her two-month journey from the Navajo Nation to the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina. More info is at rollerrock.org.


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Arizona officials have released a series of guidelines that public schools are urged to use when deciding whether it’s safe to reopen for full in-person learning.

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Sedona officials say initial water tests show E. coli levels in Oak Creek are below state and federal safety limits following a raw sewage spill Tuesday night.

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Bail has been set at $2 million cash-only for a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the killing of a Sunday school teacher who was living in northwestern New Mexico.

 

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