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A sliver of water runs under the bridge here as sand bars and thickets of willow come closer to choking off the Rio Grande as it flows through New Mexico.


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Facing opposition from six states that rely on the Colorado River for water for their cities and farms, Utah asked the federal government to delay a fast-track approval process for building an underground pipeline that would transport billions of gallons of water to the southwest part of the state.


A new study shows the virus that causes COVID-19 arrived in Arizona in at least eleven separate introductions in February and March. That’s the result of genetic detective work done by scientists at Arizona’s three state universities and the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Flagstaff. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Jolene Bowers of TGen North about how sequencing the genome of the coronavirus can help public health professionals track the disease through time and space.

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Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton is urging House leadership to expand compensation for victims of radiation exposure in the Southwest in a future COVID-19 relief package. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius repots.


Flagstaff Unified School District officials say students will continue with remote learning through the end of fall break on Oct. 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.