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11:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

House committee votes to restrict who can perform abortions

Phoenix, AZ – The House Health Committee voted Wednesday to bar nurse
practitioners from performing surgical abortions. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:37 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Republicans pass budget proposal

Phoenix, AZ – Unable to negotiate a deal so far with Democrats, legislative
Republicans on Thursday pushed through their own partial version
of a new budget. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports on
what it does -- and does not -- do.

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Earth Notes
3:43 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Earth Notes - Godfrey Sykes

Clark Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. Godfrey Sykes helped build the unique ponderosa pine dome.

Flagstaff, AZ – Godfrey Sykes was a Renaissance man and one of the Southwest's little-known literary heroes. Unlike many writers, he truly lived the adventures he described.

Born in England in 1860, Sykes studied engineering before coming to the United States at age nineteen. Six years as a cowboy, freighter, and wild horse wrangler around Abilene, Texas, ripened the greenhorn. He then set sail on a tramp steamer to the South Pacific. In 1895, Sykes rode the rails to northern Arizona, which he called home for a number of years.

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State Capitol News
11:18 pm
Sun March 2, 2008

Prop 200 heads back to court

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:
The question of who is entitled to public benefits is headed back
to court. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:19 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Court refuses to block employer sanctions law

Phoenix, AZ – A federal appeals court refused today to bar prosecutors from
enforcing the state's new employer sanctions law while they hear
arguments on its legality. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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State Capitol News
4:15 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Governor says Renzi should quit

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:

Governor Janet Napolitano says Congressman Rick Renzi should quit -- and soon. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


The governor said the issue comes down to whether Renzi can do
his job.

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Earth Notes
3:38 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Earth Notes: Understanding the Plants of the Future

These photos show the massive die-off of pinyon pines that occurred during the recent drought. The photos were taken less than two years apart from the same vantage point in the Jemez Mountains.
Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey

Flagstaff, AZ – Researchers at the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research in Flagstaff are trying to get a head start on saving the Colorado Plateau's plants in a hotter, drier future.

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Earth Notes
3:37 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Earth Notes: Understanding the Plants of the Future

Flagstaff, AZ – Researchers at the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research in Flagstaff are trying to get a head start on saving the Colorado Plateau's plants in a hotter, drier future.

The scientists are mapping 30 species of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of the San Francisco Peaks. They're watching how the plants respond to changing temperature and precipitation. The scientists hope their computers will paint a picture of the Colorado Plateau's future plant communities in an era of climate change.

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Earth Notes
3:36 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Earth Notes: Understanding the Plants of the Future

Craig Allen, U.S. Geological Survey

Flagstaff, AZ – Researchers at the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research in Flagstaff are trying to get a head start on saving the Colorado Plateau's plants in a hotter, drier future.

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Earth Notes
3:36 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Earth Notes: Understanding the Plants of the Future

Flagstaff, AZ – Researchers at the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research in Flagstaff are trying to get a head start on saving the Colorado Plateau's plants in a hotter, drier future.

The scientists are mapping 30 species of trees, shrubs, herbs and grasses from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of the San Francisco Peaks. They're watching how the plants respond to changing temperature and precipitation. The scientists hope their computers will paint a picture of the Colorado Plateau's future plant communities in an era of climate change.

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