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Arizona,  a COVID-19 hot spot with the worst diagnosis rate among U.S. states has reported that its pandemic death toll now exceeds 12,000 and that the number of known cases is over 700,000.

  

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President Joe Biden has ordered a “pause” on all border wall construction, one of 17 executive orders issued his first day in office.  

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On the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.

Arizona’s high country has seen some recent snowfall with more on the way. But much of the state remains in “exceptional” drought status. That’s been hard on wildlife. Natural ponds and stock tanks have dried up. A nonprofit group of hunters and conservationists is trying to help by refilling those watering holes for the benefit of elk and other animals. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Steve Clark, executive director of the Arizona Elk Society, about the program.

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Coconino County officials will move the Fort Tuthill COVID-19 testing site to a new location in order to expand vaccinations there.

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