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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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KNAU and Arizona News
11:59 pm
Wed January 7, 2009

Prescott Jail Set to Close

Flagstaff, AZ – Yavapai County is closing one of its two jails--driving to the Verde Valley facility could cost cities and towns a lot of money and man-hours.

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Earth Notes
4:11 am
Wed January 7, 2009

Earth Notes - Joseph Wood Krutch

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Joseph Wood Krutch


He was a self-described "city man," yet author Joseph Wood Krutch spent the last two decades of his life absorbed in the natural world of the Southwest.

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State Capitol News
2:10 am
Tue January 6, 2009

State Treasurer Dean Martin Tries to Avoid State Bankruptcy

Phoenix, AZ – Martin said the problem is Arizona is spending about $28 million a day while bringing in less than $23 million in taxes.

"It definitely is a path towards bankruptcy if there's no changes in spending. You can't ignore your bills forever. The state's done that for about a year and a half as revenues have continued to drop. Spending has gone the other direction," Martin said.

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State Capitol News
10:10 pm
Sun January 4, 2009

Howard Fischer

KNAU and Arizona News
4:43 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Arizona Senator John McCain Refocuses on Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – After last month's historic presidential election, Arizona Senator John McCain is shifting gears, moving away from campaign-related issues and refocusing on the matters of Arizona. Senator McCain is currently on a media tour of his home state. He had intended to visit the KNAU studios in Flagstaff, but because of a scheduling glitch, Senator McCain spoke by phone with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.

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Earth Notes
4:08 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Earth Notes - Conservation Easements

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Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Conservation Easements


The problem has been widely reported: Each year, swaths of ranch and farmlands are sold for development, and there's no turning back.

Dave Jenner, a rancher in central Arizona's Yavapai County, didn't want to see that happen to his family's W Diamond Ranch near Skull Valley. In 2008, Jenner put more than 4,000 acres into an agricultural conservation easement.

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