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11:27 am
Wed September 30, 2009

First doses of H1N1 vaccine arrive in state

First doses of H1N1 vaccine arrive in state

Phoenix, AZ – The first doses of vaccine for the novel H1N1 flu are arriving in the state. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports they're not going to the most vulnerable.

State Capitol News
11:22 am
Wed September 30, 2009

New abortion restrictions not yet taking place

New abortion restrictions not yet taking place

Phoenix, AZ – Some new restrictions on abortion that were supposed to take
effect this morning will not, at least not now. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

Earth Notes
8:31 am
Wed September 30, 2009

Earth Notes - Parks

Earth Notes - Parks

Flagstaff, AZ – Look closely at a detailed map of a southwestern forest, and you'll see numerous places labeled as "parks" or "prairies." They're openings in the woods, from the size of a baseball field to miles in extent, where the soil is generally too wet or too dry to support trees. But these meadows are full of life.

State Capitol News
12:43 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

Poverty in Arizona on the rise

Poverty in Arizona on the rise

Phoenix, AZ – The percentage of state residents in poverty rose last year. But not everywhere. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

State Capitol News
12:41 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

Marijuana initiative drive launched

Marijuana initiative drive launched

Phoenix, AZ – A new petition drive has been launched to reduce the penalty for
having small amounts of marijuana to a fine. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

State Capitol News
12:37 pm
Tue September 29, 2009

Court weighs legality of new abortion restrictions

Court weighs legality of new abortion restrictions

Phoenix, AZ – A judge will decide this afternoon whether to let the state begin
enforcing some new restrictions on abortion. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:24 am
Tue September 29, 2009

America's Best Idea: Walnut Canyon a Window into an Ancient Hopi Past

America's Best Idea: Walnut Canyon a Window into an Ancient Hopi Past

Flagstaff, AZ – Centuries ago, Walnut Canyon National Monument east of Flagstaff echoed with the sounds of a thriving pueblo community. Deep below the canyon's rim, ancient cliff dwellings still stand protected under deep sandstone overhangs. For Hopi people, the canyon provides a window into their past. And their ancestors' desertion of the canyon nearly a millennium ago still offers lessons for Hopi people today. Rose Houk has the next installment in KNAU's series, "America's Best Idea."

State Capitol News
12:46 pm
Mon September 28, 2009

Guns in Bars law to take effect

Guns in Bars law to take effect

Phoenix, AZ – If you don't want to patronize a place that serve liquor where
customers can carry a gun, you should look for a sign -- and not
from above. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

KNAU and Arizona News
11:25 am
Mon September 28, 2009

America's Best Idea: Some Navajo still struggle with eviction from Wupatki National Monument

America's Best Idea: Some Navajo still struggle with eviction from Wupatki National Monument

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.

Local Headlines
1:46 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Navajo Nation awarded stimulus funds for new jails

Navajo Nation awarded stimulus funds for new jails

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.

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