Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Climate Change I: Warming the J mez
Climate change is a global phenomenon. But it's hard to grasp change taking place over the entire globe. During the next few weeks Earth Notes will take a look at climate change on the Colorado Plateau and what its effects are on plants, animals, and other features of the landscape.
Phoenix, AZ – The top Senate Republican said today he is shying away from putting two measure on a special ballot this spring -- at least in part because he believes voters will not decide the issues the way HE wants.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer unveiled her plan Wednesday to balance the state budget. Lawmakers from both parties found something to dislike in the plan.
Brewer asked lawmakers to cut state spending by about $1 billion. She also hopes to get another billion in federal stimulus dollars. But that still leaves the state a billion dollars short. Brewer told lawmakers she has a long record of conservative and anti-tax credentials.
Flagstaff, AZ – Paul Mobley is a self-described city boy. He's a commercial photographer who's spent his career in the urban jungle of New York City. But for four years he traveled throughout rural America, taking over 30 thousand pictures of more than 200 family farms. The result is his landmark book "American Farmer: The Heart of our Country" - the first portrait collection of modern American farmers ever published.
Flagstaff, AZ – One of the most common side effects of some chemotherapy treatments is hair loss. It can be especially devastating for women, particularly when it comes time to shave their hair completely. But, a hair stylist in Flagstaff is trying to make the experience a little less traumatic. Robert Allison runs Salon Called Hope. And it's one of the only private salons in the country that offers free services to cancer patients. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Phoenix, AZ – In her speech to a joint session of the state legislature this afternoon, Republican Governor Jan Brewer called for a temporary tax hike to help balance next year's budget. She said one billion dollars in new tax revenue needs to be approved; whether by the legislature, or directly by voters. She also called for more spending cuts, and said Arizona can expect roughly one billion dollars in federal stimulus funds. Here is Governor Brewer's complete speech to the state legislature.
Phoenix, AZ – Jan Brewer has been saying for more than a month that everything is on the table as the state figures out how to balance the budget. Later today she gets to spell out exactly what is on her menu.