One of the last places in the United States where drivers are free to do what they want with their cellphones is going hands-free.

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The ski season isn't over yet, at least not for the Arizona Snowbowl north of Flagstaff.

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The percentage of unvaccinated students in Arizona has been rising the last several years. This year, 6 percent of parents declined to give their kids at least one required vaccine.  Now the Arizona Department of Health Services warns 9 counties in the state don’t have the immunization levels to protect against measles outbreaks, which are happening in other parts of the country. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Jessica Rigler, assistant director of public health.

Jessica, what is your level of concern for Arizona right now?

Contributions to the Arizona Republican Party have fallen this year to their lowest level in nearly two decades, according to campaign finance records.

Education officials are expected to consider a plan to get Arizona out of a jam with the federal government by changing the state's testing regime for high school students, at least for the next two years.

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An Arizona sheriff's office says drug overdoses of five inmates prompted it to transfer 50 inmates to jails in other counties so a jail housing unit can be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking proposals from small business to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation and in northwestern New Mexico.

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A suspect accused of fatally stabbing an Oklahoma man near Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff last month has pleaded not guilty.

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Translating poems from Dine' to English is not just a matter of words, it's a matter of concepts. That's how Rex Lee Jim creates his poetry. He is a storyteller, Medicine Man, Princeton University scholar and former Vice President of the Navajo Nation. He's just released a new collection of bilingual poems. And in this week's Poetry Friday segment, Jim shares some cultural analysis of his own work. 

The Hopi Appellate Court has upheld the dismissal of two cases that alleged the tribal chairman was improperly seated.

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