Firefighters continue to make progress on the Wood Springs 2 Fire burning on the Navajo Nation near Ganado.


Governor Doug Ducey announced Wednesday $250,000 in funding for Special Olympics Arizona. It will be spent, in part, on engaging people with intellectual disabilities in virtual sports and other activities during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Flagstaff Arts Council

The Flagstaff Arts Council , Wednesday, announced that 22 nonprofits have been awarded nearly $70,000  through the COVID-19 Art and Science Nonprofit Relief Fund.


Authorities say a pilot is dead after a helicopter he was flying crashed yesterday while fighting a wildfire near Payson.


The Navajo Nation continues to record new cases of coronavirus but overall numbers are still declining on the reservation.

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The coronavirus pandemic has laid open dramatic inequalities in the United States. People of color are more likely to be hospitalized or die from COVID-19, and researchers say that’s because of longstanding issues with racism, poverty, and preexisting health challenges. Lisa Hardy is a medical anthropologist at Northern Arizona University who surveyed hundreds of people about their experiences during the pandemic. In this week’s update on the science of COVID-19, she spoke with KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny about the close links between the pandemic and social justice. 

Michael Collier

It can be a thrilling sight to see a herd of pronghorn running across wide open space. This swift, Indigenous North American animal, is colloquially known as an “antelope,” but in fact, it isn’t related to Old World antelope at all.

All beaches, boat launches and associated parks in Bullhead City will be closed on weekends through Labor Day because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Firefighters working the Polles fire near Payson are facing extreme conditions today. The lightning-caused blaze started Friday, 11 miles west of Payson. It is currently 0% contained.

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A judge has rejected a request by an Arizona health club chain to stop enforcement of Governor Doug Ducey’s shutdown of gyms due to the coronavirus.



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