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10:14 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

State road funding dries up

Phoenix, AZ – The state is putting an immediate halt to more than $170 million worth of road projects -- including widening the highway to the Hoover Dam --- because federal funds are drying up. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
2:27 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Napolitano Bemoans Moderates' losses

Phoenix, AZ –
Sen. Tom O'Halleran was defeated by Steve Pierce. And Rep. Pete
Hershberger lost his bid to move to the Senate. Both had angered
some Republicans by voting for the governor's budget and refusing
to support permanent repeal of the state property tax.

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State Capitol News
5:09 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Napolitano on Governor Palin

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Janet Napolitano said today that Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin probably is facing some sexism
in coverage. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Napolitano said that's no reason to vote for her.

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Earth Notes
12:28 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Earth Notes - Star Lore

A Zia Pueblo sun glyph emblazons New Mexico?s state flag. Red and gold sunrays stripe Arizona's. Celestial bodies have weighed heavily on the minds of people in the southwest for centuries.

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Star Lore

Heavy with meaning, celestial bodies have exerted their gravitational pull on people's minds for thousands of years. Just consider some of the Southwest's common symbols. Red and gold sunrays stripe the state flag of Arizona. A Zia Pueblo sun glyph emblazons New Mexico's. Silent light daggers and incised sun spirals that kept cyclical time for long-vanished residents still mark ancient cliff dwellings and pueblos.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:43 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Renzi's indictment clouds the CD-1 race

Political analysts wonder what impact Rick Renzi's indictment will have on the CD-1 race.

Flagstaff, AZ – The indictment of three term incumbent Congressman Rick Renzi earlier this year has cast a long shadow over the primary campaign. He's pled not guilty, but many are wondering how the so called Renzi Effect will play out in the First Congressional District race.

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes is a Republican, who says her Party has to be aggressive if the GOPs want to keep this seat.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:09 pm
Sun August 31, 2008

Democrats Compete for Native Vote in AZ-1

The Native American Democrats of Northern Arizona celebrating the Native American Right to Vote Day in July in Flagstaff. The Native vote could play a key role in Arizona's First Congressional District race.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2008

AZ-1: Congressional Race Leans Democratic

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona 1st Congressional District may turn Democratic this year, according to Northern Arizona Political Science Professor Fred Solop.

The leader in the pool of nine candidates is Ann Kirkpatrick, Solop said. Kirkpatrick is being strongly supported by the national Democratic Party, and she has the most campaign funds and the best name recognition among voters.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
2:11 am
Thu August 28, 2008

Grand Canyon Names

The \"Vishnu Temple\" was named in 1882 by geologist Clarence Dutton, who noted its \"surprising resemblance to an Oriental pagoda.\"

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Ever wonder how those giant rock landmarks in the Grand Canyon got their names? For more than a century monikers like Deva and Vishnu Temple have stirred up controversy. But commentator Scott Thybony wonders if we might be putting too much stock in a simple name.


HOST OUTRO:

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:01 pm
Wed August 27, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Newcomer Tom Hansen Touts His National Energy Grid System

Flagstaff, AZ – Energy is the most important issue for Tom Hansen, Republican candidate for the Arizona 1st Congressional District seat. Hansen had a long career at the Tucson Electric Power plant, where he worked as an engineer and, eventually, the vice president.

At a recent candidates forum on the Navajo Nation, Hansen outlined his past experience with coal fired plants, but said the future is in renewable energy.

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State Capitol News
12:54 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Gap between Democrats and Republicans in AZ Shrinking

Phoenix, AZ – Republicans still have an edge over Democrats in the state. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports it's not as much as it was.

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