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10:23 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Gay marriage ban blocked

Phoenix, AZ – Foes of a state ban on gay marriage have effectively derailed the proposal. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains how.

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Earth Notes
3:43 am
Wed April 2, 2008

Earth Notes - Ephemeral Pools

a canyon tree frog

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Ephemeral Pools

Colorado Plateau wildlife is adapted to a dry climate but when there's water, many animals take advantage of it, including the region's amphibians.

They can be noisy. Chorus and canyon tree frogs seek clear meltwater pools for breeding in March and April. Singing males set up small territories on poolside rocks or sticks, sometimes pushing each other like tiny sumo wrestlers. At elevations where ice forms on the water at night, the early spring breeders will sing during bright, sunny days.

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State Capitol News
11:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2008

Vote gives domestic partner benefits to state employees

Phoenix, AZ – The Governor's Regulatory Review Council has voted unanimously to extend health and other benefits to the domestic partners of state and university employees. But as Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports, the testimony, unlike the vote, was divided.


State Sen. Ken Cheuvront said the move is simply a recognition
that many private companies already offer such benefits, as do
several Arizona cities. That fact, he said, is well known by
state employees.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:23 am
Tue April 1, 2008

Sedona Vortexes Migrating Northward?

Flagstaff, AZ – One of Sedona's famous energy vortexes has recently been discovered in Flagstaff. Scientists are speculating that climate change and warming temperatures have caused the vortex to move northward. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker, um, reports.

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State Capitol News
11:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2008

Williams can continue pumping from illegal well

Phoenix, AZ – The state House has agreed to let Williams keep pumping water it gets from an illegally drilled well. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports some lawmakers are not happy about it.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:24 am
Mon March 31, 2008

Flagstaff adds air service to LAX

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State Capitol News
11:31 pm
Sun March 30, 2008

Arizona struggling to create guest worker program

Phoenix, AZ – Efforts to enact the first-ever state-run guest worker program have hit a snag over the question of which industries should
benefit. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:49 pm
Thu March 27, 2008

Feds hold Flagstaff hearing on uranium mining at Grand Canyon

U-S Congressman Raul Grijalva of Tucson and crowd of Uranium mining hearing.

March 28, 2008 – INTRO) Earlier this week, Governor Janet Napolitano requested the Bush administration use its executive power and withdraw areas near the grand canyon from mining. Meanwhile, a Tucson Congressman has introduced legislation with the same aim. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:27 am
Thu March 27, 2008

Arab/American: An interview with Gary Nabhan

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Earth Notes
2:53 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Earth Notes - Raptors & Electricity

Harris Hawks roosting on a power line

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Raptors & Electricity

Power lines are quintessential features of the western landscape. Out on the open range a row of power poles and wires stretching into the distance forms a predictable geometry that's almost comforting.

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