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3:32 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
3:31 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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State Capitol News
10:56 pm
Mon February 25, 2008

Bill to allow guns in schools moves forward

Phoenix, AZ – The state moved a step closer Monday to letting students and
staff at state universities carry weapons. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:44 am
Mon February 25, 2008

FCC pushes for diversity and localism, but are its efforts contradictory?

Window Rock, AZ – Host Intro:

The Federal Communications Commission says it want to make it easier for more minorities to own television stations, and force broadcasters to air a minimum amount of local programming. But critics say that aim runs headlong into its push to allow more consolidation and cross-ownership of media companies. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker traveled to three stations across the state, and filed this report.

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State Capitol News
9:22 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Napolitano signs off on hiring freeze

Phoenix, AZ – Under pressure from state lawmakers, Governor Janet Napolitano
ordered a freeze on most state hiring. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:17 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Remembering Ev Mecham

Phoenix, AZ – The only Arizona governor ever to have been impeached, convicted
and ejected from office, died late Thursday. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:23 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Rick Renzi Indicted

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

Northern Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi was indicted today on charges of extortion, wire fraud and money laundering in a scam involving a land swap. He's also accused of illegally funding his first run for Congress. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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State Capitol News
3:56 am
Thu February 21, 2008

State House Passes Hiring Freeze

Phoenix, AZ – The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to immediately
freeze virtually all new hiring in state and university
government. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that
sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Janet Napolitano.

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State Capitol News
4:11 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Republicans consider budget fix

Phoenix, AZ – Republican lawmakers are preparing to adopt their own plan to
balance the budget today despite a possible veto. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:37 am
Mon February 18, 2008

Flagstaff's Famous Hoop Dancer

Nakotah LaRance at the 18th annual World Hoop Dancing Championship at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro:

Earlier this month more than 60 Native American dancers from across North America converged on the Heard Museum in Phoenix for the annual world championship hoop dance contest. Part dance, part sport, part cultural showcase, the event drew more than 10,000 spectators. One of the star competitors was a Flagstaff teen who's parlayed hoop dancing fame into a budding Hollywood career. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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