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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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KNAU and Arizona News
2:08 am
Tue August 1, 2006

Changing name powerful for Morales

Flagstaff, AZ – Some of you may have wondered who Laurel Morales is. She sounds a lot like Laurel Druley. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel _____ has this commentary that should clear up any confusion.

Body:
I never realized how powerful a name can be, until I chose to change it.

I have been Laurel Druley for almost 34 years. I chose recently to change my name to Laurel Morales. I made the decision about a year ago when my fianc proposed.

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Earth Notes
2:12 am
Mon July 31, 2006

Ellen Simon runs for Congress

Democrat Ellen Simon plans to win the primary and unseat Republican Rick Renzi in the general election.

Sedona, AZ – Ellen Simon is the first to admit she's not a politician.

SIMON: It's probably my best credential that I've never been in politics before.

But she says she is very patriotic. Her parents are Holocaust survivors. And every year her family celebrates the day they came to the United States.

SIMON: I'm simply a person who is disturbed about what is going on in this country and an individual who wants to help make a difference. (TRIM)

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Earth Notes
10:52 pm
Sat July 29, 2006

NCLB

August 30, 2006 – Congressman Rick Renzi hosted a forum for Arizona educators on NCLB. About 60 people showed up to talk about the federal mandate and how it has helped and hindered education in rural Arizona. English language learners pose a big problem in standardized testing. Other people said there are too many requirements under NCLB which keep educators doing paperwork instead of working on solutions. Renzi says substantial alterations need to be made before he'll approve it in the future.

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Earth Notes
3:54 am
Fri July 28, 2006

The Real Sheep

Hard Rocks, AZ – HOST INTRO:

This weekend, the return of the Navajo-Churro sheep will be celebrated at a series of events in Flagstaff and Winslow. The breed was brought here by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the first domestic sheep in North America. By the 1930s the Navajo Churro was nearly wiped out. But now, they've made a comeback. In an updated version of a story that ran last summer on KNAU, the Indian Country News Bureau's Daniel Kraker has their remarkable survival story.

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Earth Notes
11:16 pm
Tue July 25, 2006

Appeals Court hears arguments on teaching English Learners

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Earth Notes
11:45 pm
Mon July 24, 2006

Anti-war T-shirt stirs controversy

Flagstaff, AZ – The T-shirt reads Bush Lied They Died in big letters. On the front and back T-shirt creator Dan Frazier added in very small print a list of about 1,700 U-S soldiers who died in Iraq.

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