Laurel Morales photoSenior Field Correspondent Laurel Morales (Flagstaff) believes everyone has an amazing story to tell. You just have to ask the right questions.

Morales seeks new angles and compelling unheard voices like the ex-gang member working to graduate from high school, or the honor guard who stayed with the bodies of the 19 firefighters who died in Yarnell, Ariz., or the art dealer who after visiting the Hopi decided to return sacred artifacts to the tribe.

Morales came to northern Arizona in 2003 from rural Minnesota, where she worked as a reporter after receiving her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left Minnesota Public Radio after her contact lenses froze to her eyeballs on a short walk from her apartment to the station. While Flagstaff still has snow, the winters are short and bearable.

And there’s never a shortage of stories in northern Arizona. She’s covered environmental issues at the Grand Canyon, the impact of war, water shortages, wildfires and everything in between. Living next to the largest tribe and reservation in the country, many of her stories are about American Indian issues. And many of those stories are picked up by national programs.

She has won several Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press awards and a national PRNDI award for the only commentary she's ever written. It was about changing her name from Druley to Morales when she got married.

Follow Laurel Morales on Twitter @laurelgwyn.

Title Author Publication Date
Flagstaff Council Amends Minimum-Wage Law Laurel Morales March 22, 2017
Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Deals With Excess Water Laurel Morales March 20, 2017
Navajo Special-Education School To Get Clean Water Laurel Morales March 16, 2017
Southwest Groups Ask New Interior Secretary To Protect Bears Ears Laurel Morales March 08, 2017
Navajo Leaders: Tribal Members Should Be Exempt From AHCCCS Rule Laurel Morales March 06, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Consider Making AHCCCS Less Accessible Laurel Morales March 04, 2017
Minimum Wage Increase Divides Flagstaff Laurel Morales March 02, 2017
Study: Climate Change To Have Big Impact On Colorado River Flow Laurel Morales February 21, 2017
Navajo Generating Station Shutdown Devastates Navajos Laurel Morales February 16, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 7: Navajo Torn Over Grand Canyon Tourist Attraction Laurel Morales February 14, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 6: San Carlos Apache Divided Over Copper Mine Laurel Morales February 13, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 5: Navajo Demand Human Remains Be Returned To Sacred Canyon De Chelly Laurel Morales February 10, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 4: Havasupai Stand Up To Mining Company Laurel Morales February 09, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 3: Utah GOPs Try To 'Trump' The Bears Ears Monument Laurel Morales February 08, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 2: Wall Plan Desecrates Tohono O'odham Sacred Land Laurel Morales February 07, 2017
Earth+Bone, Part 1: Standing Rock Sioux Fight Trump And Oil Pipeline Laurel Morales February 06, 2017
Weather Service: Flagstaff To Get 3 Feet Of Snow Overnight Laurel Morales January 23, 2017
President Rejects Grand Canyon Monument Proposal Laurel Morales January 06, 2017
Interior Dept. Calls For More Collaboration To Protect Communities From Wildfires Laurel Morales January 03, 2017
Are Monument Designations Permanent? Laurel Morales January 02, 2017
Navajo Library Wants To Preserve Oral History And Save Culture Laurel Morales January 02, 2017
Zoo Provides More Eagle Feathers For Navajos To Reduce Eagle Poaching Laurel Morales December 27, 2016
Havasupai, Enviros Battle Over Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales December 16, 2016
U.S. Appeals Court To Hear Cases On Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Laurel Morales December 13, 2016
Havasupai Sue To Protect Their Water Laurel Morales December 08, 2016

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