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Last summer’s Yarnell Hill Fire was the deadliest ever for Arizona wildland firefighters. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports that, as a result, forest managers in northern Arizona are focusing on safety.

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This winter was the sixth driest on record for northern Arizona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, managers on all area national forests are preparing for what could be a very busy fire season.

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The Town of Tusayan just outside Grand Canyon National Park is now the owner of a parcel of land to be used for affordable housing construction. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the transfer is part of a large and controversial development project.

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Congress has begun an effort to change the way the U.S. pays for the cost of battling catastrophic wildfires. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris reports.

Deadly Lead Levels Decrease in California Condors

Mar 14, 2014
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Lead toxicity is the leading cause of diagnosed death for California condors in the wild. As Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the number of birds with lead poisoning has decreased for the first time in a decade.

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