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11:10 pm
Tue February 17, 2009

Earth Notes - Artificial Lights and Wildlife

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Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Artificial Lights and Wildlife

If you've ever suffered jet lag, you have an idea how animals can become disoriented when their biological clocks are disrupted by too much light at night.

In a world where true darkness has become rare, biologists are increasingly concerned about the effects of artificial lighting on wildlife. They are finding that hundreds of species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects alter their behavior in the glare of overlit towns and roads.

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State Capitol News
9:39 am
Tue February 17, 2009

AZ Senators on housing plan

Phoenix, AZ – Barack Obama will not unveil his plan to fix the housing mess
until Wednesday. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports that did not stop the state's two U-S senators from
commenting today on the plan.

John McCain took the opportunity of a press conference to
criticize Obama for not doing more to deal with the housing
problem as part of the just-signed stimulus package.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
3:27 am
Tue February 17, 2009

River Dance

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Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

White settlers and northern Arizona's native peoples have had their share of conflicts over the decades. But there have also been times of companionship and laughter. Commentator Scott Thybony has this story of how dancing can lead to common ground among cultures.


HOST OUTRO:

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State Capitol News
4:27 am
Mon February 16, 2009

State lawmakers wary of sales tax proposal

Flagstaff, AZ – State lawmakers from both parties are taking a guarded -- if not
outright wary -- stance to a possible special election this
spring for a temporary hike in the sales tax.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:37 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Memorial Services Scheduled for Grand Canyon Couple

National Park Service

Flagstaff, AZ – Memorial services will be held this Sunday at the Grand Canyon for Laurent and Shirley Gaudreau. The couple, ages 82 and 73, was found dead last week at their home inside Grand Canyon National Park. An investigation is underway, but officials say it appears to be a murder/suicide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:27 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Winter Weather Update with Flagstaff Meteorologist Lee Born

The San Francisco Peaks

Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona has been slammed this week with powerful winter storms. On Tuesday, heavy snow forced the closure of roads, highways and schools across the region, including Northern Arizona University. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl sat down with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born, to talk about all this snow.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:05 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Navajos hope for stimulus dollars

Hauling water on the Navajo Nation. 90 percent of people in the Leupp Chapter, just east of Flagstaff, live without running water.

Leupp, AZ – The massive federal economic stimulus bill includes nearly three billion dollars for Indian tribes; that's more than the entire budget of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A good chunk of that will likely go to the Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country. Tribal leaders there are desperate for jobs and for basic infrastructure. Nearly half of Navajos still live without running water and electricity.

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State Capitol News
11:54 pm
Thu February 12, 2009

NAU seeking another tuition increase

Phoenix, AZ – It looks like students at Northern Arizona University are going
to have to pay even more than they thought this coming school
year.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:04 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Flagstaff lobbies for stimulus dollars

The Rio de Flag in Flagstaff. The city is lobbying for $23 million in federal stimulus money to continue work on the flood control project.

Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff city manager Kevin Burke returned from Washington, D.C. yesterday, where he made his pitch for Flagstaff's inclusion in the giant federal stimulus package. He told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker he was there to make sure Flagstaff "got a piece of the pie."

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:54 am
Wed February 11, 2009

Sledding causes major injuries

Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro:
One of the most common injuries seen at Flagstaff Medical Center's Emergency Department right now is a spinal cord fracture. People are breaking their backs sledding. FMC has already seen more than 80 sledding related injuries this winter. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

SFX: kids sledding screaming and laughing

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