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10:31 pm
Thu March 6, 2008

Schools ask for ELL delay

Phoenix, AZ – State school superintendents want a reprieve from new
requirements on how they teach English, even if it has to come
from a federal judge. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:42 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Grand Canyon Flush

Page, AZ – Host Intro:

On Wednesday the federal government returned the Colorado River to some of its former glory. The Bureau of Reclamation unleashed a two and a half day artificial flood through the Grand Canyon to rebuild beaches and create wildlife habitat. But environmentalists, and even some federal officials, say the experiment doesn't go far enough. Daniel Kraker from Arizona Public Radio reports.

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State Capitol News
11:18 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Hunting a constitutional right?

Phoenix, AZ – Some state lawmakers want to make the ability to hunt and fish a
constitutional right. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains why.


National Rifle Association board member Todd Rathner told members
of a House panel Wednesday hunting is under attack.

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State Capitol News
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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