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12:51 am
Wed June 18, 2008

Earth Notes - After the Fire Part II

A Three-Toed Woodpecker

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire Part II

This month Earth Notes is looking at what happens after forest fires. Many people look at a patch of severely burned forest and think disaster. But for one unique woodpecker big swaths of charred trees are home and a feeding bonanza.

The three-toed woodpecker is a forest bird that ranges through the northern boreal forest and southward down the length of the Rocky Mountains. It reaches the southernmost limit of its distribution in the White Mountains and Mogollon Rim region.

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State Capitol News
6:53 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Governor signs Real ID law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano signed legislation this morning which bars the state from participating in the federal Real I-D program. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


The legislation was crafted by lawmakers worried the federal law
would turn Arizona drivers' licenses into a de facto national ID
card. But the governor said her concerns were different.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2008

GCA Distributes Pocket Ranger

Grand Canyon, AZ – AMBY: chatter, birds and wind at the rim
MORALES: I'm standing at Yavapai Point near the Yavapai Observation Station looking out across to the north rim which I believe is 24 miles from where I'm standing and I can see several mesas and buttes and spires, which I don't know the names of I probably should...

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State Capitol News
2:16 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Plan to Kill Arizona's Payday Lenders Dies

Phoenix, AZ – A plan to ask voters to kill the payday loan industry has folded. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:31 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Mean Girls: An Interview with Rosalind Wiseman

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

Remember those teenage years of cliques, bullying and gossiping behind your friends backs? Rosalind Wiseman deconstructs the treacherous terrain of middle school in her bestselling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes" the basis for the hit movie "Mean Girls."
Wiseman told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that learning to navigate girl world teaches lessons that last far beyond adolescence.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:27 am
Fri June 13, 2008

Flagstaff Mom Helps Daughter Cope with Bullies

Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer and her daughter.

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

While adolescence is certainly tough on kids, it can be equally hard on parents. One Flagstaff parent who turned to the words of Rosalind Wiseman for advice on how to deal with a middle school bully is Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer.

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State Capitol News
2:59 am
Thu June 12, 2008

Employer Sanctions Foes Take Case to 9th Circuit

San Francisco, CA – Foes of the state's new employer sanctions law asked the 9th
Circuit Court of Appeals today to rule the statute, which took
effect January 1st, is illegal. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer reports the judges did not appear sympathetic to the
legal arguments.

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State Capitol News
3:02 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Real ID Law Passed

Phoenix, AZ – State legislators gave final approval today to a ban on participating in the federal government's Real ID program. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
11:47 pm
Tue June 10, 2008

Earth Notes - After the Fire I

The Rodeo-Chediski Fire scorched hundreds of thousands of acres of the White Mountains in central Arizona in 2002. After the fire crews and camera crews left, fire managers worked to stop blackened hillsides from sliding into streams and lakes.

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire Part I

Forest fires blaze across the Southwest's headlines every year. They're dramatic and dangerous. Ecologically, though, conditions on the ground after a fire are often more important than what happens while the flames flicker. Throughout the next month, Earth Notes will look at what happens . . . after the fire.

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State Capitol News
3:05 am
Mon June 9, 2008

Longtime Snowflake Senator Jake Flake Dies

Phoenix, AZ – State senator Jake Flake died Sunday at his home. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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