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State Capitol News
4:32 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Budget Balancing Could Mean Deep Cuts to Education

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:47 am
Fri January 16, 2009

FUSD Superintendent shocked by proposed cuts

Flagstaff, AZ – State lawmakers are looking for ways to deal with the budget deficit. This week republican leaders proposed a 20 percent reduction to K-12 education over the next year and a half. The package also includes a 30 percent cut to Arizona universities. Flagstaff Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Brown told Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales this could be devastating.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:19 am
Thu January 15, 2009

NTSB Releases Docket on Flagstaff Crash

Flagstaff, AZ –
The National Transportation Safety Board released new information on last summer's helicopter crash over Flagstaff today, as well as information on the nine most recent fatal crashes involving emergency medical helicopters.

The information on the Flagstaff crash is strictly factual. The board's analysis of what led to the crash isn't due for another six months.

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State Capitol News
9:56 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Court of Appeals Could Limit Access to "Public Records"

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:50 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Arizona Daily Sun's parent company struggles

Arizona Daily Sun Publisher Don Rowley says the Sun isn't going anywhere.

Flagstaff, AZ – Lee Enterprises, publisher of the Arizona Daily Sun, is having trouble paying its debt. Last week (Jan. 8) Lee's largest paper, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, laid off 39 employees - the latest in a series of lay offs. That's left many wondering how the Daily Sun and other Lee papers will survive. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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State Capitol News
4:06 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Economists Say Spending Won't Start Soon

Phoenix, AZ – New projections show spending is going to continue to decline the rest of this year and into the next. In fact, it won't return to pre-2007 levels until at least 2013. Economist Elliott Pollack said that's because people feel poorer because they're in debt, have little savings, and their retirement accounts and home values have shrunk.

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State Capitol News
4:19 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Napolitano Gives Final State Speech

Phoenix, AZ – The governor acknowledged the economic slump and the hit that it has made in state tax revenues, while also stating that the flip side of that is more Arizonans need help.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:30 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Kris Mayes on Renewable Energy

Flagstaff, AZ – Prescott native Kris Mayes was elected chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission earlier this week. The low-profile commission makes decisions about high-profile topics: everything from electric power rates to rural water supplies to securities regulation. Mayes, who's a Republican, told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker she'll continue the commission's emphasis on renewable energy.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:05 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Clifford E. White remembered for his many roles

Flagstaff, AZ – On the day after Christmas northern Arizona lost a man who was a cherished gift to the community. Northern Arizona University theater professor emeritus Clifford White died of a heart attack while shoveling snow. He was 83. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this remembrance.

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State Capitol News
2:04 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Tensions Run High at State Budget Meeting

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