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2:22 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Brins fire torches trails

Oak Creek Canyon, AZ – Driving through Oak Creek Canyon along highway 89A visitors see little evidence of the Brins Fire.

Off the road and back in the canyon where mature ponderosa pine and oak trees once toawered over the creek, now stand blackened matchsticks over muddied trails.

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Earth Notes
2:03 am
Tue August 22, 2006

School Drop-Outs

Phoenix, AZ – Current law says every child between the ages of 6 and
16 has to be enrolled in school. And students actually
can drop out when they hit 14 if they have a job and
parental permission. Napolitano told members of a
special commission on education it may be time for a
change.

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Earth Notes
3:05 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Welfare Reform on the Rez

Window Rock, AZ – When Congress redesigned the country's welfare system ten years ago, it made a special provision for Native Americans. Indian tribes may now choose to receive money directly from the federal government and run their own public assistance programs. Dozens of tribes now do so, including the Hopi and White Mountain Apache Tribes, and the Navajo Nation. As Daniel Kraker reports from KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, the results have been encouraging.

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Earth Notes
2:19 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Veterinarian shortage in Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona has a shortage of veterinarians. Not only has the situation created long waits for sick animals, but it potentially threatens human health as well. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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Earth Notes
2:10 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Arizona voters to decide on eminent domain

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Earth Notes
2:21 am
Wed August 16, 2006

Cheney raises big bucks for AZ GOP

Phoenix, AZ – The $500-a-plate luncheon got party faithful a 15-
minute speech by the vice president and a plate of
ricotta and sweet basil ravioli. Party Chairman Matt
Salmon said the money will be used to help register a
large number of new Republicans in time for the general
election. In fact the party is paying an outside
consulting firm a $10 bounty for every new voter signed
up -- at least everyone signed up up who registers as a
Republican.

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Earth Notes
2:38 am
Thu August 10, 2006

Campaign launched against farm animal initiative

Phoenix, AZ – The measure would make it illegal to confine a pig
during pregnancy or any calf raised for veal for the
majority of the day in any manner that precludes it
from lying down, fully extending limbs or turning
around freely. Farmers would have until 2013 to comply.
Foes, financed largely by pork producers, have come up
with a very simple radio commercial.

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Earth Notes
2:26 am
Thu August 10, 2006

Judge allows gay marriage initiative on ballot

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:00 pm
Wed August 9, 2006

New Uranium Research at NAU

Flagstaff, AZ – The dangers of radioactive uranium have been known for decades, but new research shows that the element is even more dangerous than we thought. Studies conducted by the Native American Cancer Research Partnership show that uranium that has been depleted of its radioactivity can still make people sick. Diane Stearns is a biochemist at Northern Arizona University and she led the research. She tells Arizona Public Radio's Geoff Norcross more about what her team found.

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Earth Notes
9:40 pm
Tue August 1, 2006

AZ minimum wage increase still on ballot

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