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9:50 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Earth Notes - Hopi Orchards

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Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Hopi Orchards


Some of the fruits and vegetables we eat travel thousands of miles to reach our kitchen tables. Shipping food from such distant sources costs fuel and money. So why not raise food closer to home?

It's not a new idea. The Hopi people of northern Arizona are experts at growing food in a tough environment. For centuries farmers have raised beans, squash, and other crops including the famous Hopi blue corn on three arid, windswept mesas that are the tribe's ancestral homeland.

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State Capitol News
1:01 am
Tue March 3, 2009

A new kind of payday loan?

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are balking at a proposal that would replace
payday lending with another type of high-interest loan.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:05 am
Mon March 2, 2009

NAU counseling services in demand

Flagstaff, AZ – As Arizona legislators work out a plan for next fiscal year, universities are preparing for big cuts. And that's led to a sometimes fierce debate over which university programs are most essential to students. At Northern Arizona University some have proposed cutting counseling, at a time when those services have never been more in demand. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this report.

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State Capitol News
1:04 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Lawmakers deny Tusayan incorporation vote

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers refused this afternoon to prevent another vote in
Tusayan to incorporate.

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State Capitol News
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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