Fronteras http://knau.org en Yarnell Lessons Slow To Emerge http://knau.org/post/yarnell-lessons-slow-emerge <p>For this story I assumed there were lessons to be learned from the Yarnell Hill Fire. But when I called Stephen Pyne, a fire historian at Arizona State University, he said, “for all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don’t think it taught the fire community anything.”</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:23:43 +0000 Laurel Morales 45340 at http://knau.org Yarnell Lessons Slow To Emerge Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso http://knau.org/post/vicious-gang-barrio-azteca-gets-its-start-el-paso Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>During our road trip along the U.S./Mexico border, we took a walk along the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. You can look right into Mexico and the heart of Ciudad Juarez across the river. Monique Ortiz Uribe brought us here. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 editor 45065 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 3: Indirectly Exporting U.S. Water Overseas http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-3-indirectly-exporting-us-water-overseas <p>Federal officials are cutting off water to some California farms stuck in the worst drought on record. At the same time Arizona farmers are irrigating their fields with the diminishing Colorado River. They’re using the water to grow most of the country’s winter vegetables, and even shipping some crops to China. In the final part of the series Pipe Dreams, a look at the controversy of indirectly exporting water overseas.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:40:46 +0000 Laurel Morales 44107 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 3: Indirectly Exporting U.S. Water Overseas Pipe Dreams Part 2: The Future of Recycled Drinking Water http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-2-future-recycled-drinking-water <p>Most people are squeamish about the notion of consuming recycled wastewater. But experts say we might have to get used to the idea, given our current drought and the growing population in the Southwest. How does that water get clean enough to drink?</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:49:26 +0000 Laurel Morales 43841 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 2: The Future of Recycled Drinking Water Pipe Dreams Part 1: Water Czar Leaves Big Legacy and Lessons for Dry Southwest http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-1-water-czar-leaves-big-legacy-and-lessons-dry-southwest <p>California is coping with the worst drought in recorded history. California’s governor has asked state residents to cut back water use by 20 percent. The rest of the Southwest is also experiencing extreme to severe drought. In the first part of a water series we’re calling Pipe Dreams, Laurel Morales of our Changing America Desk went to Las Vegas to talk to a woman who has redefined water management in the west — outgoing water czar Pat Mulroy.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:02:02 +0000 Laurel Morales 43548 at http://knau.org Pipe Dreams Part 1: Water Czar Leaves Big Legacy and Lessons for Dry Southwest Impact of the Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later http://knau.org/post/impact-long-walk-still-felt-150-years-later <p>It’s been 150 years since the U.S. Army forced the Navajo and Mescalero Apache to walk 400 miles to a prison camp in eastern New Mexico in an attempt to wipe out their culture.</p><p>“Just to walk the grounds a lump in your throat like something bursting forth and I felt all the anguish of the ancestors,” says artist Shonto Begay.</p><p>The impacts of the Long Walk are still felt today.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:42:10 +0000 Laurel Morales 42439 at http://knau.org Impact of the Long Walk Still Felt 150 Years Later College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing http://knau.org/post/college-town-struggles-keep-low-income-housing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — In a growing college town like Flagstaff it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing.</p><p>A new project for off campus housing at&nbsp;<a href="http://nau.edu/" target="target_blank">Northern Arizona University</a>&nbsp;may result in the eviction of more than 50 families at a nearby trailer park. And they say they have no place to go.</p><p>Other college towns like Berkeley and Santa Barbara in California and Santa Fe, N.M., face similar problems.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:40:41 +0000 Laurel Morales 39398 at http://knau.org College Town Struggles To Keep Low Income Housing School Leaders Do More With Less http://knau.org/post/school-leaders-do-more-less <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of 4-year-olds at </span>Killip<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Elementary School in Flagstaff settled into their tiny chairs and attempted to open their cheese and cracker packages.</span></p><p>“If you need help opening your snack please ask a friend or ask a teacher; do not use your teeth,” preschool teacher Tammy Lozano reminds them.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:34:44 +0000 Laurel Morales 39397 at http://knau.org School Leaders Do More With Less Best Of The Border (10/7 - 10/11) http://knau.org/post/best-border-107-1011 <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9104/shutdown-means-windfall-few-arizona-tribes?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><strong></strong></a><p><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9104/shutdown-means-windfall-few-arizona-tribes?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><strong>Shutdown Means A Windfall For A Few Arizona Tribes</strong></a><p>American Indian Tribes are feeling the impacts - both positive and negative - of the government shutdown Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:39:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 38334 at http://knau.org Best Of The Border (10/7 - 10/11) Activists In Tucson Halt Deportation Hearings With Protest http://knau.org/post/activists-tucson-halt-deportation-hearings-protest TUCSON, Ariz. - At least 12 activists were arrested Friday morning in Tucson after they chained themselves to buses full of people awaiting a deportation hearing. The effort shut down the government's deportation hearings for the day.<p>The buses en route to the federal courthouse carried 70 immigrants who had crossed the border illegally. They were caught up in a daily mass deportation program called Operation Streamline.<p>Protesters stopped the buses after the vehicles turned off the highway. Then the activists chained themselves to the front tires. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:40:00 +0000 editor 38315 at http://knau.org Activists In Tucson Halt Deportation Hearings With Protest