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Axing the stereotype, NAU’s coed lumberjack sports model inclusivity, gender equality

FLAGSTAFF – Men and women at Northern Arizona University compete on equal footing in collegiate logging sports, where technique, accuracy and finesse matter more than size and strength.


Millennials use technology to ensure the future of Arizona ranching and farming

PHOENIX – We talk to three Arizona millennials working to ensure the state’s farms and ranches are sustainable and profitable.


Report: Using funds to keep parks open in government shutdown violated law

WASHINGTON - The Trump Administration violated federal law when it diverted funds for national park improvements toward keeping places like Grand Canyon National Park open during the last government shutdown, a new report from the Government Accountability Office said.


State GOP looks to clear nomination path for Trump by canceling primary

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's road to renomination could get easier through Arizona, with the state Republican Party looking to join three other states and drop its presidential primary next year - a move used before by both Democrats and Republicans in the state.


The mental health struggle of storm survivors: ‘It follows them forever’

MOORE, Okla. – Families, community members, psychologists and school officials say more must be done to help survivors of natural disasters recover emotionally and mentally.


Without federal disaster aid, states are left to fend for themselves

BONDURANT, Wyo. – Without a federal major disaster declaration, FEMA assistance isn’t available. Either states pay to rebuild, or people are on their own.


Developments in disaster-prone areas mean big bucks for builders but can put homeowners at risk

ELFIN FOREST, Calif. – Some places burn and flood repeatedly. We’re building homes there anyway.


Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. – Despite federal fire suppression costs quadrupling and an increase in employed firefighters, the damages caused by wildfires has increased fivefold.


Tiny terrors: Mosquitoes in Arizona and how to avoid them

PHOENIX – Several kinds of mosquito live in Arizona. Some can be dangerous, transmitting diseases like the West Nile virus. Some are just annoying. We show you how to stop them.


From dance studios to ASU to possibly the Olympics, breakdancing surges in popularity

MESA – What started as a fad in the 1970s is now being considered for Olympic competition. Breakdancing is back and finding its way to dance studios and college classrooms.


Barr orders resumption of federal executions; Navajo among those targeted

WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr ordered a resumption of federal executions and named a Navajo double-murderer as one of the first five death-row inmates who will be put to death. Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to be executed Dec. 11 with a fatal injection of pentobarbital.


‘Like the chain saw’: Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

MIAMI – Federal wildfire managers increasingly are turning to drones to monitor blazes across the West in terrains where hotshots’ lives would be at risk.