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KNAU and Arizona News
9:13 am
Fri June 19, 2009

MNA completes collections building

Flagstaff, AZ – The Museum of Northern Arizona is moving its thousands of artifacts in a run down warehouse into a $7 million cushy, state of the art collections building. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales took a tour of the old and new facilities and has this report.

Since the 1950s MNA has housed its Navajo textiles, prehistoric pottery, baskets, jewelry and kachina dolls in an uninsulated, leaking, cinder block building. Robert Breunig directs the museum.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:55 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Arizona Historical Society anticipates cut

Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer would like to eliminate state funding to the Arizona Historical Society over the next five years. She says that gives them time to find private funders. But the society and its museums around the state believe cutting appropriations would lead to their demise. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

Les Roe who directs the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff stands next to the bell salvaged from Flagstaff's original school house.

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State Capitol News
11:03 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate mulls change to photo radar system

Phoenix, AZ – A Senate panel voted Wednesday to remove the incentives now in
law for people not to fight the speeding tickets they receive
from the new statewide photo radar system.

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State Capitol News
10:58 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate to consider relaxing concealed weapon law

Phoenix, AZ – State senators are preparing to debate a measure that would let
virtually anyone carry a concealed weapon.

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State Capitol News
1:58 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Top university earners could get salaries cut

Phoenix, AZ – Some 2,300 university employees could get a rude surprise in
their first paychecks next month.

The measure approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations
Committee would cut the salary of every state and university
worker who earns at least $100,000 a year by 5 percent, at least
for the coming year. Those making $200,000 or more would lose 10
percent.

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State Capitol News
2:01 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Governor sues legislature over budget

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer asked the state Supreme Court today to force
the Legislature to send her the budget they approved.

With only Republicans in support, lawmakers approved an $8.2
billion spending plan on June 4. But GOP leaders refused to send
the governor the package of 10 bills, hoping to use them as
leverage to force Brewer to adopt a deal more to their liking.
But the governor said she sees something more sinister at work.

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State Capitol News
12:38 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Brewer set to sue legislature over budget

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is set to file suit against legislative leaders
at the state Supreme Court this morning in the latest dust-up
over the state budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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State Capitol News
12:40 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Brewer threatens budget lawsuit

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer is threatening to sue the Legislature if she
doesn't get the budget bills they passed more than a week ago by
the end of the day today.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:51 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Canyon mules up for debate

Grand Canyon, AZ – Host intro:
Grand Canyon officials are deciding whether to change the mule ride program at the park. While mules are a historical icon, hikers complain about their impact on the trails. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

Frank Bush, who goes by "Poncho", prepares a group of park visitors for the day's ride. He demonstrates how to use a whip, or what he calls a "mule motivator."

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State Capitol News
12:44 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Senate allows guns in restaurants

Phoenix, AZ – State senators voted today to make guns welcome at places where
alcohol is served unless the business owner post signs to keep
the weapons out.

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