The Census Bureau recently named Arizona the fastest growing state in the nation. Many of the more than 200 thousand people who moved here last year settled in the fringes of metro Phoenix. That's something commentator Gary Nabhan says needs to change.
Flagstaff, AZ – President Bush plans to outline a new strategy in Iraq in a nationally broadcast speech tonight. Northern Arizona congressman Rick Renzi just returned from a three-day visit to Iraq Sunday. He spoke to Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about his trip, the ongoing violence, and a possible troop surge.
Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano delivered a wide-ranging, 45 minute state of the state address yesterday in Phoenix. She outlined a host of proposals, but didn't address how the state would pay for them, saying she'll release her budget later this week. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano delivered a wide-ranging, 45 minute state of the state speech Monday in Phoenix. She offered a host of education proposals, as well as ways the state can deal with its exploding growth. Here is the Governor's entire speech.
Flagstaff, Arizona – The movie "Snakes on a Plane" was one of last year's cult favorites. Thankfully, if was a work of fiction. But, snakes in an MRI machine...now, that's very real. A researcher at Northern Arizona University has come up with a new way to strengthen atrophied human muscles by watching how rattlesnakes shake their rattles in MRI machines. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Phoenix, AZ – Members of the National Governors Association are meeting in Arizona this week to figure out how this country will survive economically. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said one thing that drives that global marketplace is size. But he said many countries are far larger and have more people both to produce and consume goods. And Pawlenty said the U.S. isn't going to undercut other countries on price.
Flagstaff, AZ – More and more people who are HIV positive have access to effective treatment and prevention. However, the number of people living with AIDS continues to grow as does the number of deaths due to AIDS. It remains the leading cause of death among men and women ages 15 to 59. While most people think of Sub Sahara Africa when they think of AIDS, its reach is local as well as global.