Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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Monday, April 13, 2020

Around the state, university students living in dormitories are being asked to move out. ASU students have until April 15th to move off-campus with a credit being offered for moving out by then. U of A students are being urged not to come to campus and they are preparing to vacate all dorms … READ MORE

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Small Forward Bernie Andre has been an impact player for the NAU Men’s Basketball team for two seasons. On Tuesday, the basketball star announced he will be transferring to the University of Vermont for his last year of eligibility. Sports Reporter Cristiana Ramos got to talk to Bernie one l… READ MORE

Student Forecaster Aaron Vitatoe has the latest on the gusty days we've seen here in the northland. A wind advisory was in affect for much of northern Arizona. With winds as high as 40mph, we can expect to see those gusts calm down to the low 20s tonight and carrying on until tomorrow. READ MORE

Monday, March 30, 2020

NAZ Today student forecaster Cristiana Ramos says to expect warmer temperatures and clear skies throughout the next couple of days. A westerly flow moving through Arizona is bringing a warm trend and temperatures in the 60s. READ MORE

The Navajo Nation has issued a curfew to all people that live there starting tonight. The curfew will start at 8 pm and be in place until 5 am every day. This comes with the rise of 128 COVID-19 cases reported, with 2 deaths confirmed on Friday. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NAZ Today's Aaron Vitatoe gives an update on the spread on the Coronavirus in Coconino County, as well as recent restrictions. As of Tuesday (3/26) afternoon, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state, with 18 of those in Coconino… READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2020

Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans issued a sweeping proclamation Monday night that orders the closure of entertainment venues, dine-in restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, bowling alleys, gyms, coffee houses, food courts and similar businesses. The move comes as cities and states across the coun… READ MORE

A  gasoline tanker caught fire on eastbound I-40 near the Butler overpass Monday night, with flames visible throughout the city. DPS officers say the driver made it out beforehand and is okay. Her husband joined her in the hospital. Eastbound traffic is now open on the freeway.  READ MORE

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The AZ Student Association held a rally on NAU’s campus to protest House Bill 2461, a bill aimed at college students. The bill in question was introduced by Flagstaff State Representative Bob Thorpe with the intention of redefining residency to exclude dormitories or temporary addresses. Kyl… READ MORE

As a result of the Coronavirus spreading across the globe, universities are having to compensate. NAU is saying that if the coronavirus makes its way to Flagstaff, the university will shut down. All in-person classes will be switched to online. This threat is being closely monitored, but stu… READ MORE

Monday, March 09, 2020
Thursday, March 05, 2020

Flagstaff Police are still unraveling a child abuse case that left 6-year-old Deshaun Jayden dead. The boy was found malnourished and in a closet. The three suspects involving his mother, father and grandmother were arrested Monday afternoon for first-degree felony homicide and two counts of… READ MORE

NAU President Rita Cheng hosted her spring forum to discuss the urgency of being prepared for the possible arrival of the Coronavirus to Flagstaff. Inviting a panel of community health specialists they discuss exactly what is being done here at NAU and Coconino County. READ MORE

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

The subject of suicide has been no stranger to the city of Flagstaff with Coconino County having the highest suicide rate in the nation. But programs like Safe-Talk, Reach UR Life, and NACA are starting to fight the issue by offering community training. NAZ Today’s Christian Ayala spoke with… READ MORE

Three Flagstaff residents are in jail following the death of a six year old boy. A call was placed to the cops around noon on Monday about the child being unresponsive. He was pronounced dead on the scene later on. The boy was found in a closet with his seven-year-old brother, both appearing… READ MORE

The Coconino County sheriff’s office is holding a Community Response Disaster Training (CERT) to prepare members of the community for disasters. This round of training started on Monday March 2nd and goes until Wednesday March 4th. However, the sheriff’s office also partners with CERT to hol… READ MORE

Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng changed the focus of her annual spring forum to discuss COVID-19, or coronavirus. She appeared on stage with local health experts and assured NAU students and Flagstaff residents that the university is doing everything they can to minimize the… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

March is almost here and it won’t be long before tax day. NAZ Today reporter Cristiana Ramos caught up with IRS Special Agent Brian Watson to talk about new tax information to make sure the community is prepared. READ MORE

With Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein behind bars, many people are asking one question: was justice served? After being acquitted on two of the most serious charges, many believe the verdict did not do the survivors justice. However, Daisy Ornelas, a local expert in Flagstaff and a surviv… READ MORE

The School of Communication on NAU’s Campus, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Advanced Media Lab this past Tuesday, February 25th, 2020. In attendance, was Media Lab Director Giovanni Castillo, E-Sports club president Gabriel Santos, NAU Director of Technology Services Don Carter, … READ MORE

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Jerrad Bigman was arrested after allegedly being combative and ramming a police car three times during a chase through Flagstaff neighborhoods. Police said Bigman was suspected of being intoxicated and trying to start fights in a strip mall parking lot before the car chase. NAZ Today’s Chris… READ MORE

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Coconino National Forest has updated a forest order that restricts an additional 25,000 acres near residential areas from camping and camp fires. Reporter Cristiana Ramos talked to Public Affairs officer Brady Smith who says the forest order will help reduce the number of wildfires in Flagst… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The two-lane bridge over I-40 on Fourth Street in Flagstaff will soon be transformed to a more pedestrian-friendly, five-lane bridge. The city is working with the Arizona Department of Transportation to expand the bridge and make it similar to the existing bridge that sits over the train tra… READ MORE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Yesterday was the sentencing hearing for Steven Jones, a former NAU student who shot and killed Collin Brough, and injured 3 other students in 2015. NAZ Today Reporter Quannah Arnold was at the Courthouse and spoke with Defense Attorney Burges Mccowan about the case. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

After more than four years since the shooting on NAU's campus left three injured and one dead, the shooter was sentenced to six years in prison. Steven Jones took a plea deal last month that negated the need for a second trial, after the first one ended with a hung jury more than two years ago. READ MORE

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded Northern Arizona's public transit "Mountain Line" an $87,000 grant to fund human trafficking awareness and prevention efforts. CEO and General Manager of Mountain Line Erika Mazza says the grant will be used to educate the public and transit o… READ MORE

A group called "Rita Resign" is calling for NAU President Rita Cheng to step down. This comes after a state audit flagged $40,000 of Cheng's travel expenses due to a lack of proper documentation. However, Calli Jones, one of the original seven drafters of the Rita Resign letter, says the rea… READ MORE

Tuesday, February 04, 2020
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

NAU hosted a statewide Climate Summit partnering with ASU and University of Arizona this past weekend. The summit brought together indigenous leaders, students, and researchers to fight climate change for the next seven generations. ASU Senior Sustainability Scientist Jennifer Vanos says tha… READ MORE

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