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State Capitol News
1:31 am
Fri April 18, 2008

State budget finally passes

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers have finally approved a revised budget to bring the current budget into balance. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
1:28 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Fire season outlook a mixed bag

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano received her annual briefing on the upcoming fire season. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports on some of what she learned.

The governor said a lot of what to expect depends on where you
live.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:09 pm
Thu April 17, 2008

Candidates Forum Affordable Housing

April 18, 2008 – Candidates for Flagstaff City Council and Mayor agree affordable housing is an important issue for the community. They agreed the city should take a role to increase affordable housing options but candidates had widely differing views on how to create that change.

The forum was sponsored by Both Hands, a not for profit agency working to help families achieve home ownership.

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Earth Notes
2:39 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Earth Notes - Roasting Agaves

an agave roasting pit

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Roasting Agaves

It's tough to miss a century plant in full bloom. The plant's base of wide, pointed leaves sends up an enormously tall stalk that blooms brilliantly in spring. Also called agave or mescal, it's a plant that's common throughout the desert Southwest.

Native people once made use of agaves for fenceposts, needles and thread, soap, durable fibers and probably even paper. And wherever the plants grow, remains of pits used to cook them are sure to be found.

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State Capitol News
1:40 am
Wed April 16, 2008

State won't change 9-11Memorial - for now

Phoenix, AZ – Legislators won't tinker with the phrases on the state's 9-11 Memorial -- at least not this year. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
1:34 am
Wed April 16, 2008

Governor vetoes property tax repeal

Phoenix, AZ – Fulfilling an earlier promise, Governor Janet Napolitano vetoed legislation to permanently repeal the state's property tax. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
1:44 am
Tue April 15, 2008

Governor allows ELL funding to become law

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano has agreed to let the state provide another 40-point-6 million dollars to schools to help teach
English. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports she's not convinced the problem is solved.

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State Capitol News
12:07 am
Thu April 10, 2008

State senate blocks Governor's climate change plan

Phoenix, AZ – State senators moved Wednesday to block Governor Janet Napolitano from mandating reduced greenhouse gas emissions and imposing new standards on the vehicles that can be sold here. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
3:47 am
Wed April 9, 2008

Earth Notes - Restoring Lonely Dell Ranch

Lonely Dell Ranch at Lees Ferry

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Restoring Lonely Dell Ranch

Lonely Dell Ranch was established in 1872 as a home for the families who operated Lees Ferry, the main Colorado River crossing for people who came from Utah to settle in Arizona. First John and Emma Lee, followed by Warren Johnson and his family, diverted the stream flowing down Paria Canyon. They planted alfalfa, sorghum, fruit trees and vegetables.

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State Capitol News
12:12 am
Tue April 8, 2008

State property tax repealed

Phoenix, AZ – The Senate voted this afternoon to permanently repeal the state's property tax. But as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, some legislators thought it was a bad idea.

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