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SearchNet Media from Tucson, Arizona

It’s been one year since Arizona restaurants and gyms shut their doors due to state-mandated closures at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny checked back in with some Flagstaff businesses to see how they’ve fared during a difficult year.


UACJ Whitehall

Flagstaff officials say an aluminum automotive parts manufacturer has selected the city to build the company’s fourth production plant.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a conservation package that includes a bill to ban new uranium mining claims on more than a million acres near Grand Canyon National Park. Proponents have long argued uranium extraction threatens the canyon’s watershed and environment along with the public health of the Navajo, Hopi and Havasupai tribes. Democratic Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva has spearheaded several attempts to make federal protections permanent near the park. He spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about the newest bill and the legacy of uranium mining.


AP, file

The Arizona House has voted to raise Arizona’s super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit to $300 at the start of 2022 and impose a small increase in employer insurance premiums to pay for the increase. 

  

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

The U.S. Forest Service has released the final environmental review for a controversial land exchange in Arizona.

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