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10:23 pm
Tue December 30, 2008

State Taxes Indicate Abstaining Shoppers

Phoenix, AZ – We have new figures this afternoon of what the state is collecting in taxes. The numbers, which reflect consumer spending, are far below projections as shoppers, anxious about the economy, are keeping their money in their pockets.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:04 pm
Tue December 30, 2008

The Top Ten Arizona Stories of the Year

Flagstaff, AZ – By Howard Fischer, Capitol Correspondent, KNAU Arizona Public Radio
Here are the Top 10 stories of statewide significance for 2008:

1 -- The economy:

The slump hit Arizona harder than most states, with Arizona going from first in job creation to 49th, just ahead of Rhode Island.That was mirrored in the jobless rate which jumped from 4.1percent at the end of 2007 to 6.3 percent a year later -- with predictions of it topping at least 7 percent.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:50 pm
Mon December 29, 2008

"With Picks, Shovels & Hope: The Legacy of the CCC on the Colorado Plateau"

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Flagstaff, AZ – (Additional questions and answers from co-author, Elizabeth A. Green.)

What distinguishes the civilian conservation corps from other new deal programs?

The CCC was the only residential New Deal program that focused strictly on youth participants. It is generally considered the most popular and successful of all the New Deal programs and definitely lasted the longest of any.

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State Capitol News
10:41 pm
Mon December 29, 2008

Outgoing Napolitano Talks State Taxes

Phoenix, AZ – Outgoing Governor Janet Napolitano said Monday if it were up to her, people living here would be paying more taxes than they donow.

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State Capitol News
5:56 am
Mon December 29, 2008

Tensions With New Governor Loom Early

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:46 am
Thu December 25, 2008

A Christmas Day forecast with Flagstaff meteorologist Lee Born

The San Francisco Peaks

Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona has seen a LOT of snow in the last week or so with more expected this Christmas Day. Long-time Flagstaff meteorologist Lee Born sat down with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl to dish about all this winter weather.

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Earth Notes
4:04 am
Wed December 24, 2008

Earth Notes - Mistletoe and Birds

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Mistletoes and Birds


During the holidays, sprigs of mistletoe are bits of nature brought indoors. We know them as places for one particular human ritual, but in the natural world mistletoes play other important, and often overlooked, ecological roles.

In the Southwest, the common big-leaf mistletoe grows in large clumps among the upper branches of willows, cottonwoods and sycamores. It provides a steady and dependable supply of berries for birds like waxwings, bluebirds, and robins.

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State Capitol News
6:13 am
Tue December 23, 2008

State Could Gain Two Seats in Congress

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:06 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Immigrants feel unsafe in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ – In late November Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 80 people in the span of three days. The arrests took place in northern Arizona and many in Flagstaff. Up until recently Flagstaff was considered by many undocumented people to be a sort of safe haven, where immigration laws weren't strictly enforced. But as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports that perception is changing.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Hopi Tribe split by power struggle

Kykotsmovi, AZ – The Hopi reservation in remote northeast Arizona is a quiet place, far removed from the bustle of what's referred to there as "mainstream society." But just beneath the placid surface, the Hopi tribe is embroiled in political turmoil. A power struggle has ground the tribal government to a standstill. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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