Flagstaff, AZ – On April 22, 2004, former Arizona Cardinal, Patrick Tillman, was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. In his latest book, Where Men Win Glory, The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer examines the murky circumstances of Tillman's death. Ann Cummins has this review.
Phoenix, AZ – It was 1992 when Sen. Carolyn Allen and others got voters to impose term limits on elected officials. She said the main goal was to oust entrenched members of Congress. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states can't regulate federal lawmakers. That left Arizona with eight-year limits on statewide officials and legislators. Allen said the result is fewer lawmakers who know what's come -- and been tried -- before.
Flagstaff, AZ – January 1st is the day when nearly half of the American adult population enacts New Year's resolutions. But, only two weeks into 2010, more than a quarter of those people have already fallen off the resolution wagon. And, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the statistics just go downhill from there. So, why are resolutions so hard to stick to? Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl turned to Flagstaff counselor and author Burt Gershater to find out.
Flagstaff, AZ – TB) The state is working on a long-term strategy to advance biosciences. Stacey Button is the City of Flagstaff's Economic Vitality Director. She says despite the recession, the bioscience industries remain relatively strong.
"We look at the current economic conditions and we have to be realistic but truly the opportunity lies in biosciences and the industries and what they bring to our community as well as the state.
Phoenix, AZ – Martin said the problem is that for years the state has been spending more than it collects in taxes.
(Each of us has to live within our own means. And since government lives off our means, why should they be any different? We could have avoided much of this budget pain if we had simply followed that principle.)