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12:47 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

state house passes health care choice bill

Phoenix, AZ – The state House decided today to ask voters to block the federal
government from forcing anyone here to enroll in any new national
health care plan.

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State Capitol News
12:25 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Proposed sales tax hike may go to voters

Phoenix, AZ – Senate President Bob Burns said Wednesday Republican lawmakers
are probably going to have to give Governor Jan Brewer the tax
hike SHE demands to get the spending package THEY want.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
11:18 am
Thu June 11, 2009

Hiking with Harvey Butchart

Flagstaff, AZ –
Nobody knew the Grand Canyon better than Harvey Butchart did. Over four decades the NAU professor climbed, hiked, floated and bushwhacked 12 thousand pioneering miles below the rim. Here, commentator Scott Thybony tells the story of his last hike with the famous Canyon trailblazer.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:26 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Flagstaff scientist helps solve world hunger crisis

Flagstaff, AZ – When Northern Arizona University scientist Loretta Mayer set out to cure heart disease in women, she never dreamed her discovery would help solve the world hunger crisis. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this profile.

Loretta Mayer has a long to do list. She speed walks just about everywhere she goes. She's easy to spot with her spiky white hair.

Mayer recently discovered what many of the great inventors of our time found before her.

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State Capitol News
12:32 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Lawmakers move to allow local immigration enforcement

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are moving on two fronts to bar politicians and
the agency chiefs they appoint from blocking law enforcement
officers from enforcing immigration laws.

The measures target so-called sanctuary policies. Rep. John
Kavanagh said many police officers want to enforce federal
immigration laws. But he said they are thwarted by their
supervisors or the elected officials to whom they report.

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State Capitol News
12:29 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

State panel approves restricting abortions

Phoenix, AZ – The state moved one step closer today to putting new restrictions
on abortion.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:11 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Snowmaking given go-ahead on the Peaks

The snow-capped San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff, sacred mountain to the Hopi, Navajo and other tribes, and home to the Arizona Snowbowl ski area.

Flagstaff, AZ – The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from several Arizona Indian tribes that want to block expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort on the San Francisco Peaks, mountains they consider sacred. Without comment yesterday the justices said they won't get involved in the dispute.

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State Capitol News
12:39 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Senate panel approves guns in restaurants

Phoenix, AZ – A Senate panel voted Monday to let some people bring their guns
into restuarants when they want to get a bite to eat. But the measure may not be that narrow.

Current state law says guns are strictly off limits anywhere
where alcohol is served. Sen. Russell Pearce said that's not
right.

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State Capitol News
12:34 pm
Tue June 9, 2009

Governor gathers input on proposed budget cuts

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer conducted a hearing today to hear what people
think about the budget just approved by the Legislature. But it was never
designed to be a balanced approach.

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State Capitol News
12:47 pm
Mon June 8, 2009

Budget could endanger state's stimulus funding

Phoenix, AZ – Some provisions in the budget package just approved by the
Legislature could endanger the state's share of stimulus dollars.

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