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Advocacy groups on the Navajo Nation have filed an intent to sue Peabody Energy. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they say the company is trying to avoid paying millions for environmental reclamation of a coal mine set to close later this year.


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Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved because of surges of moisture over the last few months. But national forecasters and climate experts warned Thursday that it hasn't been enough to alleviate concerns about long-term water supplies around the region.

Poetry Friday: Poetry Can Save Your Life

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Terry Wilson

Students across Arizona are competing in local Poetry Out Loud contests, leading up to the national competition this spring. 16-year-old Giselle Bennett - a junior at Coconino High School in Flagstaff - is a first-time competitor. She is generally quiet and very soft spoken, but she decided to be daring this year and compete. Giselle has fallen in love with poetry and believes it can save lives. In today's Poetry Friday segment, she got a hall pass from her teacher to leave class for a few minutes and read Suzanne Buffam's poem, 'Enough'. 

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Thursday fixing problems with opioid legislation that he and lawmakers rushed to pass last year but resulted in some legitimate patients struggling to get pills they need.

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Mark Kelly's campaign for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020 says it has raised more than $1 million in individual contributions since announcing his candidacy Tuesday morning.

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The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival begins today. Many of this year’s films celebrate the Grand Canyon, a nod to the national park’s 100th anniversary. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with director Michael Brown about his film “The Weight of Water.” It tells the story of two blind kayakers—Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell—and their descent through the legendary rapids of the Colorado River.


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Lawmakers in at least seven states have introduced legislation to address the unsolved deaths and disappearances of numerous Native American women and girls.

Extended Stormy Pattern

Feb 13, 2019

The famed "pineapple express" will bring drenching rain to Arizona on Valetine's Day Thursday. The pineapple express is a term referring to the weather event when subtropical moisture streams across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to the mainland and is often associated with El Nino. Due to the warm nature of the storm, snow levels will remain above 8500' through Friday evening, with heavy mountain snow accumulations. Rainfall will taper off Thursday night with rain totals ranging from a half inch to two inches.

The Prescott City Council Tuesday took the next step in a plan to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages incurred during the opioid crisis.

City of Flagstaff

The Flagstaff City Council has canceled two agreements with a Canadian energy company testing for helium and hydrocarbons. The move follows concerns by officials and community members over the effects on Flagstaff’s future water supply. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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