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KNAU and Arizona News
10:39 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Brain Food: Business Students Learning the Ropes in the Real World

Chris Scherpereel works with students in NAU's BizBlock program.
Credit Courtes photo

Whether it’s tracking cattle with GPS or ordering popcorn from your iPhone at a football game, Professor Chris Scherpereel wants his business students to understand the whole business process. . . moving a product from concept to consumer.

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State Capitol News
10:24 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State House Votes to Permit Guns into Many Public Buildings

Rep. Victoria Steele opposes the bill that would allow guns in many public buildings in the state.
Credit azpm.org

The state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:12 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State Senate Moves to Let Schools Opt Out of Common Core

Senate President Andy Biggs
Credit azcapitoltimes.com

Unable to kill outright the Common Core standards they dislike, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
10:04 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Groups Ask Court to Block State from Banning Race and Gender-Based Abortions

Rep. Steve Montenegro
Credit azcapitoltimes.com

Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the state from banning race and gender-based abortions. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
4:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Gov. Brewer Won’t Seek Reelection

Gov. Jan Brewer announces Wednesday she won't try to seek a legally questionable third term in office but promises to stay active in politics.
Credit Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Gov. Jan Brewer made it official this morning: She will not try to see a legally questionable third term. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
8:49 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Earth Notes: Measuring the Night on the Colorado Plateau

Chaco Canyon National Historic Park
Credit National Park Service

Some 27 national parks and monuments protect the Colorado Plateau’s remarkable canyons, rivers, and wide-open spaces. But, people increasingly visit the plateau to experience another rare natural resource: its dark skies.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:28 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Hwy. 89A Between Flagstaff and Sedona to Close for Five Weeks This Summer

The switchbacks of Hwy. 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona.
Credit thesavvyexplorer.com

The stretch of 89A between Flagstaff and Sedona will be closed for construction this summer as repairs to the switchbacks are made. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Parker Olson reports, the repairs will not widen a narrow stretch of road.

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State Capitol News
8:15 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Lawmakers Move to Change State Fruit Tax

Credit evescidery.com

State lawmakers are moving to put apples and pears on equal footing, at least for tax purposes. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:25 am
Tue March 11, 2014

State House Votes to Outlaw ‘Revenge Porn’

Credit abcnews.com

Saying the Internet is forever, the state House unanimously approved legislation Monday to make it illegal to intentionally post someone else’s naked photo online.

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State Capitol News
10:09 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Immigrant Rights Groups Fight SB 1070 Harboring and Transporting Provision

The Arizona border with Mexico
Credit usatoday.com

Attorneys for immigrant rights groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to rebuff a last-ditch attempt by the state to start prosecuting people for harboring and transporting those not in the country legally. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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