Earth Notes
5:06 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Earth Notes - Gambel Oak

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Gambel Oak

In the 1840s, a young ornithologist named William Gambel traveled to the Southwest with noted naturalist Thomas Nuttall. Sadly, Gambel's promising career ended early; he died of typhoid fever in 1849. But his memory lives on in a tree that bears his name.

A common species, Gambel oak covers nine million acres across the West. On the Colorado Plateau, this deciduous oak forms the green understory in the ponderosa pine forest. It's also found in canyons like namesake Oak Creek.

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State Capitol News
4:54 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Legislature to cut education funding

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers will meet later this month to cut state aid to
education -- but not to give voters a chance to hike their own
taxes to help balance the budget.

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Local Headlines
4:26 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Black liquor subsidy set to expire

Snowflake, AZ – For the past several months KNAU has reported on the struggles of the Catalyst Paper Mill in Snowflake. Over the last year they've been forced to shut down the plant one week a month. That means less pay for the mill's 300 plus workers. But come January they hope to return to full capacity. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this update.

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State Capitol News
4:56 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Obama administration to weigh in on employer sanctions law

Phoenix, AZ – The ability of prosecutors in this state to go after companies
that hire undocumented workers could depend on the views of the
Obama administration. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
explains.

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Local Headlines
9:15 am
Tue November 3, 2009

Prescott votes on whether to have more input

Prescott, AZ – Prescott voters will decide whether city projects that cost 40 million dollars or more should go to a public vote. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:16 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Flagstaff Unified School District Budget Override Election

Flagstaff, AZ – Tuesday is the last day to turn in ballots for the Flagstaff Unified School District's budget override election. The election is aimed at renewing a ten percent override for FUSD's current budget. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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Scott Thybony Commentaries
4:19 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Saving Daylight

Flagstaff, AZ –

For most Americans, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday at 2 a.m. But not here in Arizona, where our clocks will stay right where they are. Unless, of course, you live on the Navajo Nation, which will spin its clocks back an hour. Confused yet? Commentator and Flagstaff writer Scott Thybony says the best solution may be to just take off our watches.

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State Capitol News
4:00 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Court expands state's public records law

Phoenix, AZ – A new ruling today by the state Supreme Court expands what
individuals can demand in public records. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer explains.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:17 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

County gives high vaccination dose to young children

Flagstaff, AZ – This weekend the Coconino County Health Department accidentally gave seven children under two a vaccination dose intended for a 4-year-old child. So far they are fine. The agency provided more than 700 H1N1 Flu vaccines on Saturday. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talks to Health Department Director Barbara Worgess about what happened when they discovered their mistake.

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State Capitol News
4:04 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Most Arizonans say they will not get swine flu shot

Phoenix, AZ – The state's top health official is concerned about a new survey
which shows a majority of residents do not intend to be
innoculated for the swine flu. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer explains.

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