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Federal officials have approved a 20-year renewal of a mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. It’ll prevent mineral claims in the popular recreation area that’s sacred to many Southwestern tribes. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


AP

Arizona’s U.S. Senate election has emerged as one of the most closely watched, most expensive and consequential of 2020. The outcome could ultimately decide which party controls Congress. Former astronaut and Democratic nominee Mark Kelly is challenging Republican Senator Martha McSally in the race to finish the late John McCain’s term. KNAU reached out to McSally’s campaign but she has not committed to an interview. But KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Kelly about several issues affecting northern Arizona.


NPS

Representatives of four Southwestern tribes have reburied human remains and other objects taken in the 19th century by a European researcher. They worked with the U.S. State Department and Finnish government for years to repatriate the items. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution in support of extending a 20-year mining ban on the San Francisco Peaks. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Melissa Sevigny

A unique partnership is addressing a home heating crisis on the Navajo and Hopi Nations, by supplying hundreds of cords of firewood from forest restoration projects. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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