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KNAU and Arizona News
3:25 am
Fri July 4, 2008

Flagstaff Helicopter Crash Sparks Concerns About EMS Flights

A fire broke out after two medical helicopters collided in Flagstaff, killing seven people. Seventeen people have died this year in ten medical aircraft crashes.

Flagstaff, AZ – Host Intro:

When two helicopters collided in mid air over Flagstaff last Sunday, the deafening boom of the crash echoed like a cannon shot across town. It was followed by shock and sorrow. Some of the six victims rescue workers pulled from the burning wreckage were people they knew and worked with. As Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports, the crash has raised wider concerns here and elsewhere about the dangers of emergency flights.

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State Capitol News
3:55 am
Thu July 3, 2008

New Road Tax on Ballot

Phoenix, AZ – Backers of a plan to hike state sales taxes for new roads and transit improvements have filed their signatures to get the question on the November ballot. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
4:12 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Earth Notes - After the Fire IV (Native Seeds)

Part of the burn area of the Rodeo Chediski Fire

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: After the Fire IV (Native Seeds)


After a wildfire passes, it's natural to want to replace the plants that have burned. But unprecedented wildfires in recent years have provoked an unnaturally high demand for plants to stabilize soils.

Land management agencies do their best to use native plants for reseeding. But in the rush to prevent erosion, they have at times grabbed for whatever's available even short-lived cereal crops from the central United States.

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State Capitol News
3:58 am
Tue July 1, 2008

Employer Sanctions Law Could be Diluted by Voters

Phoenix, AZ – Voters are likely going to get a chance to do what lawmakers and a federal judges have so far rejected: dilute the state's new employer sanctions law. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains the initiative petitions which were filed today.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:48 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Helicopter Crash Details Slow to Emerge

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

The National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Flagstaff this morning to investigate yesterday's mid-air collision of two medical transport helicopters. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales was one of a handful of reporters allowed to visit the crash site. She spoke with All Things Considered Host Geoff Norcross.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:37 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Helicopters Collide Over Flagstaff

Theresa Bierer

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Flagstaff officials this morning are preparing to announce the names of the victims of yesterday's tragic midair helicopter collision. As Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports, 6 people died and others were injured.

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State Capitol News
4:01 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Voters to Decide on 10 Year Home Warranties

Phoenix, AZ – Voters will get a chance to decide if they want to force home builders to provide 10-year warranties. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:32 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Flagstaff's first female mayor takes office

Flagstaff, AZ – Last week's swearing-in ceremony for Flagstaff's new mayor was one for the history books. It officially made Sara Presler the city's first female mayor AND the youngest person to ever hold the office. And, at 28 years old, she is currently the second youngest female mayor in the country. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl caught up with Mayor Presler at City Hall during her first week in office.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:02 am
Fri June 27, 2008

Rez Signatures Impact State Legislative Races

Most homes on the Navajo reservation don't have traditional street addresses.

Flagstaff, AZ –
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Three Navajo candidates for the state legislature are in danger of being thrown off the ballot for the September Democratic Primary election. A judge today will decide whether to allow signatures they gathered for their nominating petitions that include PO Boxes rather than actual street addresses. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

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State Capitol News
4:04 am
Fri June 27, 2008

State Budget Finally Approved

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a new budget for the fiscal year that begins on Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer explains some of what it contains.

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