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Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

The chairman of the Hopi Tribe is expected to make an announcement about the future of a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Arizona Democrats have been sharply critical of the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Tom O’Halleran says the bill introduced this week would have an especially negative effect on the state’s rural areas. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Arizona Snowbowl

More than seven feet of snow has fallen in recent days in the upper elevations of the San Francisco Peaks. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s created dangerous avalanche conditions in the backcountry.


Ryan Heinsius

Winter weather lingers in parts of Arizona after blustery storms dropped rain in the desert and snow in the high country to start the week.

Earth Notes: Juniper and Ash

Nov 24, 2016
Jim Harrigan

Nine hundred years ago the eruption of Sunset Crater volcano must have been a brilliant spectacle. Ultimately, nearly 750 square miles of northern Arizona were blanketed in cinders and ash. After the destruction, life slowly returned.