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10:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Earth Notes: Removing That Pesky Bluegrass

A elk grazes at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Credit National Park Service

Many visitors to Grand Canyon like to have a picnic when they visit the national park. And they’re not alone. The trouble is that their fellow South Rim diners have often been big, and hungry, elk.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Wed April 2, 2014

New 4FRI Thinning Project Begins on the Apache-Sitgreaves

Ponderosa pine trees prior to being thinned
Credit grandcanyontrust.org

Major thinning is ramping up on northern Arizona’s national forests. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the work represents the early stages of the biggest-ever U.S. forest restoration project.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Examines Arizona’s Abortion Restrictions

The so-called abortion pill, RU-486
Credit womenonwaves.org

Unable to stop new abortion restrictions from taking effect, this week opponents of the laws asked a federal appeals court to now block those rules from being enforced. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

State Budget Faces a Possible Veto by Gov. Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer may veto the state budget in its current form passed by the state Senate.
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A spending plan approved Tuesday by the state Senate could be headed for a gubernatorial veto. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

A Pair of Wildfires on the Coconino Keeps Forest Officials Alert

A stump burns in Paradise Canyon on the Boulder Fire.
Credit By Jon Tepley, Flagstaff Ranger District. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

This past weekend, two wildfires ignited near Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, though crews responded quickly, both fires are burning in remote, hard-to-reach areas.

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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Tue April 1, 2014

State Senate Veers Away from Child Welfare Commitment in Budget

State Senate Majority Leader John McComish
Credit tucsonsentinel.com

The fate of a $9.2 billion state budget could depend on lawmakers crafting a commitment for future child-welfare funding that does not actually commit them to doing anything. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:55 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Federal Judge Refuses to Block Arizona Abortion Restrictions from Going into Effect

Credit lifeissues.com

A federal judge this afternoon refused to block a new abortion regulation from taking effect as scheduled in the morning. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Officials Grapple With State and Federal Divide Over Medical Marijuana

Credit npr.org

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court said marijuana must be returned to those who have a medical card to possess it. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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Fronteras
9:23 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Yarnell Lessons Slow To Emerge

P.J. Pickett teaches a wildfire basics class.
Credit Laurel Morales

For this story I assumed there were lessons to be learned from the Yarnell Hill Fire. But when I called Stephen Pyne, a fire historian at Arizona State University, he said, “for all of the sort of graphic and horrible qualities of the fire that made it so compelling to the general public, I don’t think it taught the fire community anything.”

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State Capitol News
8:20 am
Mon March 31, 2014

State Budget Still Causing Rifts in House

Rep. John Kavanagh (left) discusses the state budget with fellow representatives.
Credit Nick Oza, The Republic

A promise in writing by the state House to consider more funding for child-welfare could complicate efforts today to approve a new budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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