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KNAU and Arizona News
8:37 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Lawyers To Argue Over Arizona Medicaid Plan

Lawyers To Argue Over Arizona Medicaid Plan

 A battle over how former Gov. Jan Brewer funded the expansion of the state's Medicaid program is finally going before a judge.

Lawyers will argue about the constitutionality of Arizona's hospital "bed tax" in a Phoenix courtroom Thursday. The case that could determine whether 350,000 residents remain covered under the state's Medicaid expansion.

The case hinges on whether the assessment is a tax that should have been passed by a 2/3 vote in the state Legislature or a fee that can be passed by a majority vote.

The state relies on the so-called bed tax to pay its share of Medicaid expansion costs. If a group of Arizona Republican lawmakers who oppose the Affordable Care Act prevail, the future of the expansion is in jeopardy.

KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Grand Canyon’s Desert View Watchtower to Become Native American Cultural Center

Grand Canyon’s Desert View Watchtower to Become Native American Cultural Center

The historic Desert View Watchtower at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is transforming into a Native American heritage center. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the multimillion dollar center is designed to present the canyon from a tribal point of view.

Weather
10:02 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Flagstaff Five Day Forecast

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:48 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Colorado Businessman Buys Into Arizona Snowbowl

Colorado Businessman Buys Into Arizona Snowbowl

James Coleman
James Coleman

  The Arizona Snowbowl has a new member of its ownership team.

The ski resort near Flagstaff announced Tuesday that Durango, Colorado, businessman James Coleman has become part of the Arizona Snowbowl Limited Partnership. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Earth Notes
5:00 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Earth Notes: Protecting Water Rights at Arches National Park

Earth Notes: Protecting Water Rights at Arches National Park

KNAU and Arizona News
11:51 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Arizona Cardinals Hire NFL's First Female Coach

Arizona Cardinals Hire NFL's First Female Coach

The Arizona Cardinals have made history by hiring the first female coach in the National Football League. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, Jen Welter enters the league with an impressive football résumé.

Credit Associated Press


KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Study Defends Young Age of the Grand Canyon

Study Defends Young Age of the Grand Canyon

KNAU and Arizona News
10:15 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Navajo Nation Lawmakers Pass Bill To Enact Alcohol Tax

Navajo Nation Lawmakers Pass Bill To Enact Alcohol Tax

Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation have approved legislation to tax alcoholic beverages sold in the tribe's casinos.

The 3.25 percent tax is expected to raise $73,000 a year. The revenue would go into a fund administered by the tribe's Division of Public Safety to combat drunken driving on the reservation.

Tribal officials say the tax is directed on retailers and distributors, but consumers are responsible for paying it.

People legally can buy alcohol and drink it only in tribal casinos and at a tribal marina at Lake Powell in Page.

Some lawmakers argued that enacting another tax could strain resources at the Navajo Nation Tax Commission.

The tax will go into effect no later than Oct. 1 if it's approved by Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:05 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Man Faces Charges For Strapping Dynamite To Hummer

Man Faces Charges For Strapping Dynamite To Hummer

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a man faces charges for strapping dynamite to his car. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, authorities found the man after he crashed in Strawberry.

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