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KNAU and Arizona News
1:43 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Renzi's indictment clouds the CD-1 race

Political analysts wonder what impact Rick Renzi's indictment will have on the CD-1 race.

Flagstaff, AZ – The indictment of three term incumbent Congressman Rick Renzi earlier this year has cast a long shadow over the primary campaign. He's pled not guilty, but many are wondering how the so called Renzi Effect will play out in the First Congressional District race.

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes is a Republican, who says her Party has to be aggressive if the GOPs want to keep this seat.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:09 pm
Sun August 31, 2008

Democrats Compete for Native Vote in AZ-1

The Native American Democrats of Northern Arizona celebrating the Native American Right to Vote Day in July in Flagstaff. The Native vote could play a key role in Arizona's First Congressional District race.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2008

AZ-1: Congressional Race Leans Democratic

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona 1st Congressional District may turn Democratic this year, according to Northern Arizona Political Science Professor Fred Solop.

The leader in the pool of nine candidates is Ann Kirkpatrick, Solop said. Kirkpatrick is being strongly supported by the national Democratic Party, and she has the most campaign funds and the best name recognition among voters.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
2:11 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Grand Canyon Names

The \"Vishnu Temple\" was named in 1882 by geologist Clarence Dutton, who noted its \"surprising resemblance to an Oriental pagoda.\"

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Ever wonder how those giant rock landmarks in the Grand Canyon got their names? For more than a century monikers like Deva and Vishnu Temple have stirred up controversy. But commentator Scott Thybony wonders if we might be putting too much stock in a simple name.


HOST OUTRO:

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:01 pm
Wed August 27, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Newcomer Tom Hansen Touts His National Energy Grid System

Flagstaff, AZ – Energy is the most important issue for Tom Hansen, Republican candidate for the Arizona 1st Congressional District seat. Hansen had a long career at the Tucson Electric Power plant, where he worked as an engineer and, eventually, the vice president.

At a recent candidates forum on the Navajo Nation, Hansen outlined his past experience with coal fired plants, but said the future is in renewable energy.

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State Capitol News
12:54 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Gap between Democrats and Republicans in AZ Shrinking

Phoenix, AZ – Republicans still have an edge over Democrats in the state. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports it's not as much as it was.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:44 pm
Tue August 26, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Mary Kim Titla Makes Historic Run for Native Americans

Flagstaff, AZ – Mary Kim Titla's history-making Congressional bid grew out of very humble beginnings. Her father was just 16 when she was born. She grew up in a two room house without electricity or plumbing. Speaking at a recent forum on the Navajo Nation, she said her poor upbringing sets her apart from the other candidates.

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State Capitol News
10:33 pm
Tue August 26, 2008

Gay Marriage Ballot Wording Changed

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will be told when they go to the polls that it is already illegal for gays to marry in this state -- maybe. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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Earth Notes
10:18 pm
Tue August 26, 2008

Earth Notes - Elk Antlers 101

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Elk Antlers 101

Every year bull elk spend a lot of energy growing and hefting around antlers. These phenomenal structures, made purely of bone, have been known to grow at a rate of 1 inch per day during summer.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:02 am
Tue August 26, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Ann Kirkpatrick Called Dem Frontrunner

Jerome, AZ – Arizona 1st Congressional District candidate Ann Kirkpatrick is focusing her campaign on a district-wide tour that includes small businesses, senior centers and the reservations. Kirkpatrick is considered by some in the Democratic Party as the frontrunner in the campaign.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has reserved about $1.5 million in TV time for her television ads. That is considerably more than what they've raised for other candidates in the past.

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