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Earth Notes
2:16 am
Wed January 16, 2008

Earth Notes - Fossil Creek Revisited

Flagstaff, AZ – Almost three years after Arizona Public Service decommissioned the Childs and Irving power plants on Fossil Creek, a restoration success story has blossomed.

Fossil Creek starts from springs below the Mogollon Rim in central Arizona. It's one of just a few streams in the Southwest with the chemistry to produce travertine, which can form beige dams and pale blue pools that look like paradise. But its waters had been diverted for hydroelectricity for nearly a century.

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State Capitol News
1:14 am
Thu January 10, 2008

NAU President lobbies against funding cut

Phoenix, AZ – The presidents of the state universities came to the
Capitol Wednesday to plead against drastic mid-year
budget cuts. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer was
there.

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Earth Notes
2:08 am
Wed January 9, 2008

EarthNotes - Tamarisk Control

Tamarisk trees grow in thick stands along the Little Colorado River near Cameron, Arizona.
John Grahame

Flagstaff, AZ – Many land managers are combating unwanted invasive species. On the Colorado Plateau, they decided to fight one of them by introducing another new species.

The unwanted plant, in this case, is tamarisk, the thirsty plant that crowds out willows and cottonwoods along southwestern watercourses. Entomologists went to its native land - China - to find a bug that eats these brushy shrubs.

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State Capitol News
1:19 am
Tue January 8, 2008

Flagstaff family pushes for boat safety law

Phoenix, AZ – A Flagstaff couple is hoping to
translate their personal tragedy
into legislation to protect others.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
12:03 am
Tue January 8, 2008

Study suggests legal workers harmed by immigration

Phoenix, AZ – A new study suggests that legal workers
in this state are being harmed by those
who entered the country illegally.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:13 am
Mon January 7, 2008

NAU Runner Caught in Kenya Violence

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State Capitol News
9:50 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Republicans criticize governor's budget plan

Phoenix, AZ – Host Intro: Governor Janet Napolitano released her plan Thursday to balance this year's state budget. But Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports that key Republican legislators say there's less there than meets the eye.

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State Capitol News
12:00 am
Fri January 4, 2008

Proposed budget cuts target universities

Phoenix, AZ – The top budget drafters at the
Legislature have unveiled a plan
to cut more than 600 million in spending. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer details some of what is being proposed.

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State Capitol News
8:59 am
Thu January 3, 2008

AZ intervenes in case against EPA

Phoenix, AZ – Attorney General Terry Goddard filed legal papers today to intervene in California's challenge to the denial by the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains why.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:46 am
Wed January 2, 2008

Working for a Flagstaff homeless shelter

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