Flagstaff, AZ – The 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco hears oral arguments tomorrow (later today) in a legal battle over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. Daniel Kraker reports from KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau.
Flagstaff, AZ – Mark Camisa is a law enforcement officer on the Coconino National Forest. On this Labor Day weekend he spends most of his Saturday cracking down on negligent all terrain vehicle riders like this one.
CAMISA: The next time I see this machine on the road, I'm going to seize. That's what's going to happen because this is the second time in 5 minutes.
ATVs, like ants, crawl all over the forest roads and trails. Some campsites have 50 to a hundred people.
Racial tensions are flaring in a border town in New Mexico. But not along the Mexican border - in Farmington, on the northeastern edge of the Navajo Nation. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.
SFX1: bring up sound of march under track with drumming
This past weekend, hundreds of mostly Navajo people marched into the city of Farmington. The walk was peaceful and quiet, save for the beat of a solitary drum.
Phoenix, AZ – The state's former transportation chief was named today to be the next secretary of the U-S Department of Transportation. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that Govenror Janet Napolitano hopes that means more money for the state.
Phoenix, AZ – The state Supreme Court rejected three separate arguments that the measures are constitutionally flawed and voters should never get to see them. One of them is Proposition 107 which would define marriage and its benefits as solely between a man and a woman. But Kyrsten Sinema who is working to kill the initiative, said while her side lost the case, the challenge did serve a purpose.
Flagstaff, AZ – Students in more than a third of schools in the state are not sufficiently advancing their learning, at least according to federal law. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports those figures may be misleading.