Phoenix, AZ – The incident occurred last month when the Arizona Republic's Richard Ruelas did an interview with Lori Klein in the lounge just outside the Senate chambers. The paper is doing a series on the state and its history and relationship with firearms. Ruelas sought out Klein because, as she told Arizona Public Radio back in January, she carries a concealed weapon with her every day into the Senate.
Phoenix, AZ – Last week a staffer at the Arizona Corporation Commission found a small quantity of marijuana in a bathroom accessible only to commissioners, their aides and their secretaries. Chairman Gary Pierce said allowing dogs to search the offices will help preserve public confidence in the commission which not only regulates the rates charged by private utilities but also oversees railroad safety and the sale of some securities.
Phoenix, AZ – The governor's comments came Thursday after she learned that Napolitano was coming to the border to update her agency's counternarcotics strategy, an event Brewer said she was not invited to or even told about.
(Every time I find out anything about our border, I read about it in the paper or I hear about it on television or I hear about it on the radio. I wish they would notify me to let us know what exactly they're about to do.)
Phoenix, AZ – The final count showed 10,365 valid signatures, far more than the approximately 77-hundred needed to force a recall of Russell Pearce. Attorney Lisa Hauser who represents the Senate president said she is examining the petitions to see if there is a way to challenge the count. But Pearce told Arizona Public Radio he's ready for a Nov. 8 election and is convinced that, despite the number of people who signed the petitions, he will be returned to office.
Flagstaff, AZ – Some places can overwhelm the senses. They're too vast and too beautiful to absorb too often. Commentator Scott Thybony encountered this on a trip to Grand Canyon's remote Point Sublime.
Flagstaff, AZ – Global markets have pushed silver prices to record highs. For Native American silversmiths, the increase is having a very local effect. The spike is threatening not only their livelihoods, but also part of their cultural heritage. Arizona Public Radio's Claudine LoMonaco reports.