Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Raptors & Electricity
Power lines are quintessential features of the western landscape. Out on the open range a row of power poles and wires stretching into the distance forms a predictable geometry that's almost comforting.
The Grand Canyon can be a deceptively dangerous place, especially if you underestimate its extremes of weather and terrain. But as commentator and occasional guide Scott Thybony has learned, when you push your limits in the Canyon, it often leads to great rewards.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano has signed legislation to eventually require insurance companies to provide coverage for autism. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
The Centers for Disease Control say one child out of 150 has some form of autism which, in its most severe form, alters the thinking, feeling, language skills and ability to relate to others. Gretchen Jacobs said the condition historically never was covered by insurers.
Out among the dry juniper and mesquite country of Verde Valley sits one of Arizona's great surprises. It's Montezuma Well, a large spring-fed pool fed by more than a million gallons of warm water each day.
An outlier of Montezuma Castle National Monument, the Well has drawn native people for millennia. In more recent times, tourists and scientists have arrived.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet has rejected a legislative plan to freeze all state and university hiring. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.
In her second veto of the session, the governor called the measue -- quote -- an unwarranted intrusion -- unquote -- into her power as the state's chief executive. But Rep. Bob Robson who crafted the bill said it is Napolitano who doesn't understand the constitution.