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Health officials in Coconino County continue to report a high rate of COVID-19 community transmission in their weekly virus update released today.


Crews in Yellowstone National Park have transitioned from a search effort to recovery in their attempts to locate the well-known conservationist and former park ranger Kim Crumbo.

Navajo Nation Police Department

An Amber Alert has been issued on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico for four missing children allegedly taken by their father.

Influential Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain has died. He was a documentarian whose numerous films focused on the intersection of modern and traditional Indigenous culture. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius has this remembrance.

Coconino County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say a single-engine plane has crashed on the Paria Plateau west of Page, killing the pilot and injuring the lone passenger.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP

Opening statements in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman begin Friday. 


Indigenous nations are at the frontlines of climate change, but they’re also leaders in how to adapt to changing weather conditions and transition to renewable energy. That’s the conclusion of a new report published by the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals at Northern Arizona University. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with two of the report’s authors, Nikki Cooley and Kelsey Morales.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Local health officials recently said Flagstaff Medical Center had reached capacity in several departments amid the continued COVID-19 surge. But according to the hospital, it still has plenty of room to treat patients. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

U.S. Department of Energy

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War. 


AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File

Arizona on Wednesday reported over 70 additional COVID-19 deaths for the second consecutive day and the fifth time this month.