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9:12 am
Mon July 20, 2009

New Uranium Mining in Grand Canyon Temporarily Barred

Flagstaff, AZ – An Obama administration official says Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will announce today that his department is temporarily barring the filing of new uranium mining claims on about one million acres near the Grand Canyon. The official says the land with be "segregated" for two years so that the department can study whether it should be permanently withdrawn from mining activity. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

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Local Headlines
12:53 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Fire smoke affects northern Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – Last month on the day the Environmental Protection Agency announced Coconino County to have the cleanest air in the United States, smoke from a prescribed fire caused many problems for people in Flagstaff. This week a lightning caused fire near Williams is causing some smoke in the area. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to a Flagstaff pulmonologist to learn about smoke's effects.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:49 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Rancher harnesses wind to make land more profitable

Snowflake, AZ – Arizona's first large commercial wind farm is set to go online in a couple weeks. The 30-turbine project would not be a reality without the vision of one persistent cattle rancher. And many say he's opened the door for other wind farms to follow. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

From a distance the wind turbines look like a flock of snowy egrets preparing to take flight. Up close they're massive - towering above most buildings in Arizona.

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State Capitol News
11:41 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Arizona schools receive extra stimulus money

Phoenix, AZ – Public schools are going to get twice as much in stimulus cash as
they expected -- at least for the time being -- all because
federal officials say someone at the state didn't follow
instructions.

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Local Headlines
8:26 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Unemployment Rises in Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – Unemployment in Arizona rose half a percentage point during June. That brings the state's jobless rate to nearly 9%. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below June's national average of 9.5%. Arizona lost nearly 15,000 non-farm jobs in June. It also had job losses in several industries such as manufacturing, business services, government, and leisure and hospitality. However, the construction industry was among four economic sectors that has gained jobs last month.

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Local Headlines
8:20 am
Fri July 17, 2009

St. John's Boy Sentencing

Flagstaff, AZ – A prosecutor says psychiatric reports explain why a nine-year-old St. John's boy killed his father's roommate. However, the reports have been sealed by court order. Yesterday, an Apache County Judge set a sentencing date for the case of September 22nd. The sentencing will come months after the boy struck a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to one count of negligent homicide in the shooting death of Timothy Romero.

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Local Headlines
8:16 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Excessive Heat Warning

Flagstaff, AZ – An excessive heat warning remains in effect today for the Lake Havasu Area and most of the state's northwestern deserts. Temperatures are expected to reach nearly 117 degrees today along the lower Colorado River Valley. A hight of 124 is expected today in Death Valley. Temperatures should decrease slightly by Sunday, but still be well above normal into next week.

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State Capitol News
3:38 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Arizona education stimulus money delayed

Phoenix, AZ – State Treasurer Dean Martin is blaming the Obama administration
for a delay in stimulus funding. But there may be less there than meets the
eye.

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State Capitol News
3:18 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Arizona's unemployment rate continues to rise

Phoenix, AZ – New figures today show the state's jobless rate shot up another
half a point last month.

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Local Headlines
8:58 am
Thu July 16, 2009

Fee-free Weekend at Grand Canyon NP

Flagstaff, AZ – This weekend, Grand Canyon National Park will join other parks across the country and waive entrance fees. It's the second of three "Fee Free" weekends scheduled by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. He says it's a way of encouraging Americans seeking affordable vacations to visit their National Parks. Visitors who come to Grand Canyon National Park this Saturday and Sunday will be allowed free entrance and free parking. The final "Fee Free" weekend is set for August 15th and 16th.

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