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Mariah Bahe is a fourth-generation boxer from Chinle on the Navajo Nation. The 16-year-old holds several national titles and is one of only a handful of female Native Americans in the sport. She dreams of becoming the first Indigenous female boxer to ever make the U.S. Olympic team ahead of the 2024 games in Paris. A new documentary chronicles her life and struggles as well as her victory earlier this year at the National Silver Gloves Tournament. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius produced this profile about the documentary, Bahe’s lifelong love of the sport and her family’s deep roots in boxing.

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A set of guidelines for managing the Colorado River helped seven Western states through a dry spell.


Adrian Herder, Tó Nizhóní Ání

Three towering concrete stacks that were among the last visual reminders of a shuttered power plant came down Friday.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say a Scottsdale man is facing a kidnapping charge after allegedly forcing a woman into his car along Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff.


Raemy Winton

Monday is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. But this solstice brings with it a brilliant display of light, as Jupiter and Saturn draw close together in an event known as “the great conjunction.” They’ll appear closer in the sky than they’ve been in almost four centuries, low in the southwest after sunset. They may even look like a single dazzling star. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with Lowell Observatory’s Kevin Schindler about how to see the once-in-a-lifetime event.