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Kingman Daily Miner via AP, File

Congress has recessed for the holidays, and it has gone another year without passing legislation that would boost funding for Route 66.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawn Kish

Northern Arizona musician Klee Benally has a new acoustic album out called The Unsustainable Sessions. It’s a departure from the music he’s perhaps best known for, the all-sibling Navajo punk trio Blackfire. But it’s equally powerful in its messages of environmental and social justice. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats: Stories about Food and Music on the Colorado Plateau, Benally talks about the new album and punk rock as a tool for social change. He’ll perform at an album release party Fri, Dec. 20 at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff as part of A Winter Solstice Indigenous Acoustic Revue


NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS

Scientists at Northern Arizona University mapped frozen water hidden just below the surface of Mars, with the goal of finding the best spots for future astronauts to visit. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Kaibab National Forest

A steel dam near Ash Fork in Arizona’s high desert still holds water after more than a century. It’s a relic of a short-lived era in American history, when dam builders thought steel could replace stone.


Associated Press

Prosecutors said they will reduce the charge against a former Northern Arizona University student in a fatal 2015 shooting from first to second-degree murder.

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