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.
The Department of Justice handed out 225 million dollars in stimulus funds for tribal jails this week; more than a third of that went to the Navajo Nation for jails in Tuba City, Kayenta, and Ramah, New Mexico.
Chinle, AZ – Canyon de Chelly National Monument on the Navajo Nation is the only national park in the country entirely on tribal land. It's also 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."
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.
Phoe – A new statewide poll suggests that Governor Jan Brewer would be vulnerable in a Republican primary.
The survey done by the Behavior Research Center shows 30 percent of Republicans think the governor is doing a good or excellent job while 27 percent rate her performance as poor or very poor. Pollster Earl de Berge said part of the problem within her own party may be her support of a temporary sales tax hike.
Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Education Association and Planned Parenthood are sponsoring training sessions, beginning this coming weekend for would-be legislators. But AEA President John Wright said they're not just being civic minded.