Al Macias http://knau.org en Flake Defeats Carmona To Join McCain As Arizona Senator http://knau.org/post/flake-defeats-carmona-join-mccain-arizona-senator <p>Latino groups registered tens of thousands of new voters in Arizona during this election cycle. Those efforts were not enough to overcome the heavy Republican turnout that elected Congressman Jeff Flake to the U.S. Senate. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:43:31 +0000 Al Macias 23034 at http://knau.org Flake Defeats Carmona To Join McCain As Arizona Senator SnowFlake Paper Mill to Close http://knau.org/post/snowflake-paper-mill-close <p>One of the largest employers in Navajo County began handing out pink slips today.&nbsp; And community leaders are worried about the impact on small towns already struggling in a tough economy.</p><p>More than 300 people work at the paper mill in Snowflake in northeastern Arizona, or they did until Tuesday. Catalyst Paper, the mill&rsquo;s owner announced it was closing September 30<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>The company says the demand for newsprint has dropped every year since it took over the mill in 2008. That and increased operational costs forced the closure</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:19:37 +0000 Al Macias 17840 at http://knau.org AZ Bucks Trend: Teen Smoking Down http://knau.org/post/az-bucks-trend-teen-smoking-down <p>The state health department says the rate of teen smokers is down 11 percent. That&rsquo;s the largest drop of any state in the country.&nbsp;</p><p>The rate of smoking among teenagers is leveling off across the country.</p><p>According to the Department&nbsp; of Health Services, there are about 10-thousand fewer young smokers in Arizona&nbsp;than there were two years ago.&nbsp;</p><p>Wayne Tormala is with DHS. He says the department has changed its messaging.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:22:26 +0000 Al Macias 15387 at http://knau.org Navajo Nation Suing Urban Outfitters http://knau.org/post/navajo-nation-suing-urban-outfitters <p>The Navajo Nation is demanding&nbsp;Urban Outfitters pull the &quot;Navajo&quot; name from its products. The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Federal court.&nbsp;</p><p>The suit accuses the clothing chain of violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act. That law makes it illegal to sell merchandise that falsely suggests it&rsquo;s made by American Indians when it&rsquo;s not.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:50:54 +0000 Al Macias 9976 at http://knau.org