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Doug Von Gausig/Friends of the Verde River

Two environmental groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over illegal cattle grazing along the Verde River.

Authorities say two people were killed in a wreck on Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona when a vehicle had a tire failure and crossed the median and struck a second vehicle.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In the early days of the pandemic Coconino County recruited more than a dozen students from Northern Arizona University to work as contact tracers. Melinda Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in NAU’s Interdisciplinary Health program, was part of the monitoring team that follows up with people who have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Smith about how the work could be emotionally difficult… and also become politicized over time.


AP, file

Funeral services were held Tuesday for Army Private and Navajo Nation tribal member Carlton Chee. He died earlier this month after collapsing while training at Fort Hood in Texas. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


BIA Wildland Fire Management, Navajo Region

The Navajo Nation has downgraded fire restrictions on the reservation to allow for the use of chainsaws to gather firewood for the coming winter.

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