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Earth Notes
6:17 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Earth Notes - Dieting on Climate Change

Juniper has taken over where pi?on once stood. Drought, bark beetles and a warming climate have killed thousands of pi?ons in Northern Arizona.
Sadie Babits

Flagstaff, AZ – In this installment of Earth Notes, we hear about how climate change can affect the diets of woodland and desert-dwelling creatures.

KNAU and Arizona News
9:00 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Governor wants to take away state paid health care

KNAU and Arizona News
12:43 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

Governor to address state budget crisis

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer gives her first -- and perhaps last -- state
of the state speech this afternoon. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer sat down with her last week to talk about what she plans
to say and other issues.

Brewer said there's a simple central theme to the message she
will give when she comes to the podium.

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State Capitol News
8:57 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Governor to give state of the state speech today

Phoenix, AZ – Brewer said there's a simple central theme to the message she
will give when she comes to the poduim.

(That it's incumbent upon us collectively, that all of us work
together and resolve the catastrophic crisis that Arizona is
facing. And we can do that by creating jobs. And we need to do
that as quickly as possible.)

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State Capitol News
4:12 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Legislative leaders give assesment on upcoming session

Phoenix, AZ – In simple terms, the budget for the current fiscal year that's
already half over is still about $1.5 billion in the red, even
after a series of spending cuts and financial maneuvers. And the
outlook for the coming budget year is even worse, with the gap
between revenues and expenses somewhere in excess of $3 billion.
Speaking to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, House Speaker Kirk
Adams said fixing the problem will require further cuts.

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State Capitol News
4:08 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Lawmaker say college students would be safer if faculty are armed

Phoenix, AZ – Existing law bars weapons on the campuses of public colleges. The
proposal by Sen. Jack Harper would carve out an exception for
faculty members who have a state-issued permit to carry a
concealed weapon.

(It's a long-time goal of mine to make sure there are no defense-
free zones where criminals know they can go into an establishment
and there'll be no law-abiding citizens there that can legally
protect themselves.)

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Local Headlines
1:24 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Delay in payment from state causes university system trouble

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona Board of Regents drafted a letter to send to Governor Jan Brewer today that states the Arizona University system cannot function if the state continues to defer payments.

Last month the state was unable to pay the universities their monthly installment of about 75 million dollars from its general fund. This usually results in double payment the following month.

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State Capitol News
11:09 am
Wed January 6, 2010

State Treasuer criticizes Governor for releasing immigrants from prison

Phoenix, AZ – There already is a program allowing the state to turn some
inmates convicted of minor crimes over to Immigration and Customs
Enforcement after completing half their terms. Brewer's new order
affects about 400 others ineligible for that release. And they
would get out only 90 days early. Martin said that's still a
mistake.

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State Capitol News
9:14 am
Wed January 6, 2010

Political unkonw making waves in govenor's race

Phoenix, AZ – Buz Mills owns Gunsite, a firearms training facility just south
of Paulden. He also is on the board of the National Rifle
Association. But Mills, who garnered no attention last month
when he declared his candidacy, suddenly became a player with the
disclosure he has put $2 million of his own cash into the
campaign. Mills was unavailable. But campaign manager Camilla
Strongin said the move wasn't designed to scare others out of the
race.

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