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.
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.
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.
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.