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KNAU and Arizona News
12:46 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Remembering Frank Protiva and Tom Moody

Flagstaff, AZ – Friday, January 23rd, two friends from Flagstaff died when their small plane crashed.

Frank Protiva and Tom Moody were engineers, pilots, and river runners. I talked to some of their many friends for this remembrance.

Guillermo Cortes, an engineer and Vice President at Frank Protiva's engineering firm, Shephard-Wesnitzer, met him about 12 years ago.

"We became friends right away," Cortes said. "He welcomed anybody in right away."

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:45 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Winter Weather Update With Flagstaff Meteorologist Lee Born

The San Francisco Peaks in winter

Flagstaff, AZ – After a few weeks' hiatus, winter returned to northern Arizona this week. The snowfall wasn't huge, but it was enough to cause icy road conditions and some school delays. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born, about this week's blast of winter weather.

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State Capitol News
1:23 am
Wed January 28, 2009

University presidents call for vote on education tax

Phoenix, AZ – The presidents of the three state universities said today Arizona
residents should be given the opportunity to raise taxes to avoid
further cuts in education spending.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2009

Grand Canyon Officials Question High Flow Plan

The March, 2008 \"High Flow Experiment\" at Glen Canyon Dam to rebuild beaches and create wildlife habitat in the Grand Canyon.
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Earth Notes
5:22 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Earth Notes - Cross Quarters

The main ruin at Wupatki National Monument, where archaeoastronomers have found that solar markers are combined with certain phases of the Moon in an intricate system of sky-watching
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Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Cross Quarters Days


Many different cultures throughout the world mark the solstices and equinoxes with holidays. But the times midway between these well-known celestial events have also been important, not least among the Southwest's Pueblo people.

These cross quarters days, as they're called, occur in early February and in May, August, and November.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:53 am
Tue January 27, 2009

Navajo Students Write Letters to Obama

Margaret Erhart and some of her creative writing students at Eagles' Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation.
Daniel Kraker

Tuba City, AZ – When President Barack Obama was elected, a group of middle school students on the Navajo Nation wrote him letters telling him about life on the reservation. Many write honestly about the poverty they live in, but also dispense advice, and offer lots of invitations to their homes.

The project was the idea of Margaret Erhart, who teaches creative writing at Eagle's Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, on the western edge of the Navajo reservation.

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State Capitol News
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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