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KNAU and Arizona News
9:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

High Stakes For Third Graders Taking AIMS Test

Credit State of Arizona Education Dept.

This month, students across Arizona are taking the AIMS test for the very last time. Beginning next school year, the state will use a new exam that’s more in line with common core standards, like reading. As Arizona Public Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the stakes are particularly high for third graders.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Coconino County To Test New Emergency Alert System

A flood in Kachina Village in 2004.
Credit azwater.gov

Today, Coconino County will conduct a large-scale test of a new system that warns residents during emergencies. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials are hoping it will be an effective replacement of the county’s old emergency system.

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State Capitol News
3:59 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Health Care Could Dry Up for Arizona's Long-term Unemployed

State House Speaker Andy Tobin
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

More than 140,000 of the state's long-term unemployed could eventually find themselves without health insurance. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

State School Voucher System Suffers Potentially Fatal Setback

Rep. Ethan Orr
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A proposal to sharply expand the use of tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe — and perhaps fatal — setback Thursday as the state House defeated the plan. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:44 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Brain Food: Designing Wildlife Corridors

An elk crossing a wildlife corridor
Credit Courtesy photo

As highways, cities, canals and railroads continue to be built across the West, some natural landscapes are becoming fragmented into patches, too small to support populations of certain animals.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Lawmakers Move Forward on Wolf-Killing Bills

A male Mexican gray wolf in his pen prior to being released last year in Arizona.
Credit Michael Chow, The Arizona Republic

State lawmakers moved on two fronts Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Legislature Could Expand School Voucher System

Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar
Credit Emily Johnson, cronkitenewsonline.com

Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Fowl Measure Killed in State House

Credit hgtv.com

Local regulations that keep your neighbor from having a yard full of fowl are safe. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains today’s vote.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Area National Forests to Implement Campfire Restrictions Friday

Smoke from the Schultz Fire in 2010
Credit Coconino National Forest

On Friday, four area national forests will implement Stage 1 campfire and smoking restrictions in an attempt to lessen the danger of human-caused wildfire. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the earliest the bans have gone into effect in almost 10 years.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Gov. Brewer Signs Abortion-Clinic Inspection Legislation

President of Planned Parenthood Arizona Bryan Howard
Credit nydailynews.com

Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Tuesday allowing unannounced, warrantless inspections of abortion clinics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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