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9:20 am
Fri February 27, 2009

House approves plan to save state parks

Riordan Mansion State Park in Flagstaff

Phoenix, AZ – The state House gave preliminary approval Thursday to a
controversial -- and possibly illegal -- transfer of funds from a
voter-approved initiative to keep open state parks.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:03 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Auto Sales

Flagstaff/Prescott, AZ – It's a quiet afternoon at the Prescott Honda Dealership with a few customers looking at cars. The dealership is still located on Iron Springs road One of the owners, Gary Young, says he's glad they didn't move forward with plans to build a new facility because he says Prescott is feeling the recession.

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State Capitol News
1:06 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Fewer tax dollars making it to classrooms

Phoenix, AZ – A new report today shows that the percentage of tax dollars that
wound up in the classroom was lower in last school year than at
any time since the state began studying the issue seven years
earlier.

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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Arizona in line for child care stimulus dollars

Phoenix, AZ – State officials have found a loophole in the new federal stimulus
bill that will keep the working poor parents of 15,000 children
from losing their subsized child care. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:29 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Community Colleges See Record Enrollments

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Flagstaff, AZ – Across the country college enrollment numbers are way up. In northern Arizona, Coconino, Mohave and Yavapai community colleges are all experiencing record breaking semesters. School administrators say they attribute their success to the unsuccessful economy, and a new breed of students they call "retrainers." Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

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State Capitol News
9:29 am
Wed February 25, 2009

House committee approves new abortion restrictions

Phoenix, AZ – The House Health Committee voted this morning to approve new
restrictions on abortion. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains what's in the bill -- and why the vote was unanimous.

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Earth Notes
11:16 pm
Tue February 24, 2009

Earth Notes - Leslie Marmon Silko

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Leslie Marmon Silko

Traditional stories "aren't just for entertainment. Don't be fooled," wrote Leslie Marmon Silko in her novel Ceremony. "They are all we have to fight off illness and death.

A key figure in Native American literature, Silko made an early mark at age 29 with the publication of Ceremony. Its main character is, like the author, a person of mixed heritage who returns to New Mexico's Laguna Pueblo to find a greater understanding of the world of her ancestors.

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State Capitol News
2:42 am
Tue February 24, 2009

House takes step toward repealing state property tax

Phoenix, AZ – A House panel took took the first steps Monday to permanently
repealing the state property tax.

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State Capitol News
2:39 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Three state parks to close

Phoenix, AZ – The state Parks Board voted this afternoon to close three parks
to save money. But that isn't the end of the cuts.

McFarland Historic State Park in Florence already is closed to
visitors because the building is in disrepair. The board's vote
directed closure of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson
and Jerome Historic State Park, both of which also require
repairs to buildings.

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State Capitol News
2:19 am
Fri February 20, 2009

State leaders consider federal stimulus dollars

Phoenix, AZ – Some new figures show the state could be in line for more than 4
billion dollars in federal stimulus money. But lawmakers and the governor aren't
sure how much the state can afford to take.

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