Flagstaff, AZ – While about 500 homes have been evacuated from Oak Creek Canyon, some pets have been left behind. Some animals were rescued, but fire crews won't allow animal management officials to return to the home to retrieve the others until conditions are safer. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Many health care professionals across the country are watching an election underway in Flagstaff. Nurses at Flagstaff Medical Center are voting on whether or not to join the California Nurses Union. The issue has become divisive at the hospital because people on both sides believe the quality of care they provide could depend on the election's outcome. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports
Flagstaff, AZ – National Cancer Survivors Day is June 3. It's a day when communities celebrate the fact that there is life after a cancer diagnosis. For Flagstaff cancer survivor Jason Kurtz that reality has encouraged many others. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley has this story.
Flagstaff – As the drought in Arizona continues, wildlife depends on water from livestock troughs used by ranchers, but he drinking receptacles can often be fatal for mammals trying to get a drink in the desert. Arizona Public Radio's Sasa Woodruff reports on how some unlikely groups are coming together to fix the problem.
Sedona, AZ – Sedona's economy relies heavily on tourists. And hotels and restaurants there rely heavily on illegal immigrants to wash those tourists' dishes and make their beds. Meanwhile, House and Senate leaders are trying to forge a compromise on an immigration bill, including what to do with all those undocumented workers. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Druley reports, whichever bill is approved - if any - could have a dramatic impact on Sedona's economy.
Flagstaff, AZ – Tucked deep inside the Bush administration's proposed budget for next year is a tiny cut that's generated a heap of controversy. The federal government has proposed eliminating funding for 34 urban Indian health clinics that serve Native Americans who live off reservations. The House appropriations committee wants that money back. Today the full House votes on the measure. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.