Ghosts and ghouls are something you expect to see this time of year, with Halloween just around the corner. But you might not expect to find them tucked away in a remote corner of the Grand Canyon. Commentator Scott Thybony shares this tale of a haunting journey into the Canyon.
Flagstaff, AZ – Proposition 101 would prohibit any law that restricts an individual's freedom to choose their own private health care plan or provider. Orthopedic surgeon Eric Novack is chairman of the group Medical choice for Arizona, which put the proposition on the ballot. He says Arizonans enjoy freedom of religion, freedom of the press and property rights. But
Flagstaff, AZ – You've probably seen those anonymous looking storefronts around Arizona advertising payday loans there are over 700 of them in the state. But odds are you've never taken one out. Still, how you vote on Proposition 200 next week will help determine the future of the payday lending industry in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker has the second story in our series on the ballot initiatives.
Here's a trick question. Who's paying for this TV ad on Prop 200?
Phoenix, AZ – The state's high court agreed today to decide the legality of a program that gives public funds to some parents to send their children to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – The voter passed Employer Sanctions Law went into effect January 1st. That law punishes employers who intentionally or knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The first time an employer is caught hiring an undocumented worker their business license is suspended temporarily. The second time their license is taken away.
Andrew Pacheco, the Phoenix attorney who is behind the new proposed law says Prop 202 intends to go a step farther.
Sedona, AZ – A lot of job fairs target recent college graduates with brief resumes who are trying to break into their chosen careers. But, at a recent job fair in Sedona, the participants were 50 to 90 years old, the fastest growing employee population - not just in Arizona - but nationwide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – On a recent Sunday the salesmen at McCoy Motors tied dozens of colorful helium-filled balloons to their cars to get passers by to notice their latest promotion. The following morning the balloons lay on the ground a bit deflated. That's how many local businesses, especially auto dealers like Levelle McCoy, are feeling these days.
MCCOY: Let's be realistic we're in a very tough time right now.
As food and as sacred symbol, corn has long served as the staff of life for Native southwesterners. Now archaeologists have found that this grain has been around this part of the world for a very long time indeed.
Phoenix, AZ – The question of how many new seats the state gets in Congress after 2010 could depends on immigration officials. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
John Trasvina is the head of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. One of his interests is getting as many Hispanics counted in the 2010 Census as possible. But he said there's a hurdle to that.