Flagstaff, AZ – The second installment of "America's Best Idea." Wupatki was established to protect dozens of ancient dwellings, built by the ancestors of the Hopi and other pueblo tribes. More recently, though, Navajos lived at Wupatki. Over the past decades Navajo people have known the area by two names: the earlier word translates roughly as "the place where Anasazi things are." The second name means "within the fence," which came into use after the land was declared a national monument in 1924.
Flagstaff, AZ – Earlier this week the Navajo Nation received 74 million dollars in federal stimulus funds to build three jails on the reservation. The largest grant the government awarded was for a new jail in Tuba City. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Chinle, AZ – Canyon de Chelly National Monument on the Navajo Nation is unique among National Park Service units: it's comprised entirely of Navajo tribal trust land, and it's the only "living" national park. Several Navajo people still live deep in the canyon, and they have no intention of leaving. Rose Houk has the first story in our series on national monuments in northern Arizona, "America's Best Idea."
Phoenix, AZ – A new statewide survey shows the most likely Democratic nominee for governor would roll over incumbent Republican Jan Brewer if she seeks reelection. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Community health centers have long filled in the gaps of the health care system. North Country Community Health Center serves people with or without insurance at eleven clinics throughout northern Arizona. They offer primary care -- things like children's vaccinations, check ups, and prenatal visits. Their clinics are bursting at the seams now. And if Congress passes a health care reform bill they could become even busier. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – So many pages of geological history lie wide open at the Grand Canyon; it's hard to know where to begin reading. And it's even harder when it comes to the fine print. Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony brings us his latest commentary from deep within the Grand Canyon.
Phoenix, AZ – Organizations on polar extremes of some hot-button issues at the Capitol are hoping to attract some candidates of their own thinking to run for public office. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.