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2:13 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Governor Brewer May Rescind Greenhouse Gas Rules

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer may rescind some new vehicle emission rules
designed to reduce greenhouse gases. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:58 am
Tue January 27, 2009

State Lawmakers Fire Back at University Presidents Over Budget

Phoenix, AZ – The head of the House Appropriations Committee said Monday that
universities shouldn't worry about having their budgets slashed
by huge amounts. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports that view may not be universal.

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State Capitol News
2:04 am
Mon January 26, 2009

What Does a Brewer Governorship Mean?

Phoenix, AZ – If Republican lawmakers think that finally having a member of
their own party as governor means they're going to get everything
they want, they could have a rude awakening. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:01 am
Mon January 26, 2009

State Democrats Propose Their Budget Fix

Phoenix, AZ – House Democrats came up with their own proposal today for
balancing the budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains how they plan to do it.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:44 am
Sun January 25, 2009

Art Spiegelman

Art Spiegelman, left, alongside a self-portrait. Photo by Nadja Spiegelman

Flagstaff, AZ – A long version of our talk with the author of "Maus."

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State Capitol News
2:07 am
Fri January 23, 2009

So How Exactly Does Photo Radar Work?

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers debating the future of photo radar at a hearing
Thursday got a bit of a surprise about exactly how the system
operates. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:24 am
Fri January 23, 2009

EPA taking a second look at Desert Rock

Elouise Brown, leader of the local opposition to the proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant.

Farmington, NM – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency said they'd take a second look at a permit granted to a controversial coal-fired power plant known as Desert Rock. It's located on the Navajo reservation in northern New Mexico. Now the EPA is reconsidering. It could be an early signal of how the Obama administration plans to tackle air quality issues and even global warming. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:12 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

Snowflake paper mill cuts back again

Snowflake, AZ – The town of Snowflake has been hit harder by the economic crisis than most communities in northern Arizona. A hundred people were laid off at Catalyst Paper in a town of 5-thousand. More recently the plant has shut down for several days at a time because they don't have the demand for paper that they used to. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to current and former employees about the cut backs and how they fit into the bigger economic picture.

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State Capitol News
2:09 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Arizona's Unemployment Rate Takes Record Jump

Phoenix, AZ – The state's jobless rate jumped six-tenths of a point last month
-- something it hasn't done in nearly 30 years. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:08 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Brewer to Address Budget Crisis In First Speech As Governor

Phoenix, AZ – Jan Brewer will formally take the oath of office this afternoon
as the 22nd person to be the governor.

Gubernatorial press aide Paul Senseman said that Brewer's first
order of business will be educating Arizonans about exactly how
deep the state's financial problem is.

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