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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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KNAU and Arizona News
10:41 pm
Mon August 25, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Maupin Only Independent Vying for Seat

Sedona, AZ – Brent Maupin is the only independent candidate running for the open seat in Arizona's 1st Congressional District.

For 30 years, Maupin had been a Republican. About two-and-a-half years ago, he became an independent. He described why at a recent candidates' forum in Sedona.

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State Capitol News
10:37 pm
Mon August 25, 2008

Road Tax Ballot Initiative Dead

Phoenix, AZ – Two proposed ballot measures--including one which would have raised the state's sales tax to fund new roads and mass transit projects--are officially dead. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
11:16 pm
Sun August 24, 2008

Judge to Rule on Payday Loan Initiative

Phoenix, AZ – A judge will decide whether voters need to be told up front how much payday lenders could charge if Proposition 200 is approved. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
11:24 pm
Thu August 21, 2008

Ballot Campaigns Spending Big Bucks

Phoenix, AZ – It's only August. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports various groups already are spending big bucks to try to convince you to support their ballot measures.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:04 am
Thu August 21, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Sydney Hay Continues Work for Government Reform

Barry Goldwater Jr. and Sydney Hay in Prescott

Flagstaff, AZ – Sydney Hay is campaigning on what she calls a record of experience making change in Arizona. Now, she wants to bring that change to Washington. Hay often says that she is not just running for Congress; she's running against Congress.

"I believe Washington D.C. is broken and Congress has really let us down. I think I can make a change in Washington for the future of this country and for my kids and grandkids," Hay said.

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