Flagstaff, AZ – Ronnie Tallman filed for conscientious objector status, or CO status, about a year ago. While on a trip home to the reservation, he discovered he's a hand trembler, a kind of medicine man who can diagnose afflictions and often restore well being. But according to Navajo belief, Tallman would lose the gift if he killed someone.
Flagstaff, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Joe Alston is retiring Feb. 2. Alston has spent more than three decades with the National Park Service and six years at Grand Canyon. The Park Service asked him to move to a position in Washington D.C. But Alston has decided to make the Grand Canyon his last stop. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked to him about his tenure at the park and what it was like to be asked to leave.
The Census Bureau recently named Arizona the fastest growing state in the nation. Many of the more than 200 thousand people who moved here last year settled in the fringes of metro Phoenix. That's something commentator Gary Nabhan says needs to change.
Flagstaff, AZ – President Bush plans to outline a new strategy in Iraq in a nationally broadcast speech tonight. Northern Arizona congressman Rick Renzi just returned from a three-day visit to Iraq Sunday. He spoke to Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about his trip, the ongoing violence, and a possible troop surge.
Flagstaff, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano delivered a wide-ranging, 45 minute state of the state address yesterday in Phoenix. She outlined a host of proposals, but didn't address how the state would pay for them, saying she'll release her budget later this week. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano delivered a wide-ranging, 45 minute state of the state speech Monday in Phoenix. She offered a host of education proposals, as well as ways the state can deal with its exploding growth. Here is the Governor's entire speech.
Flagstaff, Arizona – The movie "Snakes on a Plane" was one of last year's cult favorites. Thankfully, if was a work of fiction. But, snakes in an MRI machine...now, that's very real. A researcher at Northern Arizona University has come up with a new way to strengthen atrophied human muscles by watching how rattlesnakes shake their rattles in MRI machines. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.