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10:13 am
Tue November 24, 2009

AZ cities sue to block immigration law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer lashed out today at cities for suing to
overturn a new law on illegal immigration.

The fight is over a lawsuit filed Monday by the League of Arizona
Cities and Towns challenging some provisions in budget
legislation approved earlier this year. One section spells out
what documents people who want public services need to provide to
prove they are in this country legally.

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State Capitol News
10:21 am
Sat November 21, 2009

McCain could face tough primary fight

Phoenix, AZ – A new statewide poll suggests that John McCain could have trouble
hanging on to his Senate seat -- and not from the Democrats.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:05 am
Fri November 20, 2009

Special session budget fix fails

Phoenix, AZ – The budget special session this week was supposed to be a quick
first step toward fixing the state's $2 billion deficit. But that
didn't happen.

It takes 16 votes to get anything out of the Senate. None of the
Democrats were voting for the plan to cut $300 million in
education and welfare funds. And one of the 18 Republicans was on
a previously planned cruise.

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Local Headlines
5:19 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

Hopi elect new Chairman and Vice Chair

Flagstaff, AZ – For the first time in nearly a year, the Hopi Tribe will have a Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Leroy Shingoitewa was elected the new chairman of the Hopi tribe Wednesday. The 67 year old principal at Moencopi Day School near Tuba City received just over one thousand votes, nearly twice as many as runner up Clark Tenakhongva. Herman Honanie, current Director of Health Services for the Hopi Tribe, was elected vice chairman.

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Earth Notes
3:56 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

Earth Notes - John Wetherill

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: John Wetherill and Navajo National Monument

This year Navajo National Monument celebrates its one-hundredth birthday. The park, in northeast Arizona, is home to three outstanding ancestral Puebloan sites Keet Seel, Betatakin, and Inscription House.

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Local Headlines
3:04 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

FUSD receives half-million dollar science grant

Flagstaff, AZ – FUSD will use the two-year grant to establish a science, technology, engineering and math skills hub in Northern Arizona.

The center will be built by Challenger Space Center Arizona, which already operates a similar facility in Phoenix.

Darcy Renfro, Executive Director of Science Foundation Arizona, says it's crucial students are equipped with what she calls "STEM" skills in the 21st century.

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Local Headlines
3:03 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

Census projections: two new Congressional seats

Flagstaff, AZ – A new report shows Arizona poised to gain two Congressional seats. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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Local Headlines
2:35 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

Navajo President investigation moves forward

Flagstaff, AZ – An ethics investigation into Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Junior is moving forward.

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State Capitol News
12:04 pm
Wed November 18, 2009

State Senate approves sharp budget cuts

Phoenix, AZ –
State senators gave preliminary approval this afternoon to some
sharp budget cuts. But the move came over some protests.

The biggest came from various groups whose programs depend on
taxpayer funds, ranging from organizations that help the poor and
disabled to a couple of state labor unions. Andrew Morrill, vice
president of the Arizona Education Association, said the groups
that object, are not in denial about the current $2 billion
deficit.

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State Capitol News
12:09 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Workers sue to keep domestic partner benefits

Phoenix, AZ – Gay state and university workers filed suit today to overturn a
law which takes away their domestic partner benefits.

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