Winslow, AZ – In the first installment of our Edge of the Rez Revisited series, we hear from Winslow mayor Allan Affeldt. He talks about opening La Posada, fighting with the drunk bars, and dealing with chronic alcoholics on the streets and in his lobby.
Phoenix, AZ – Pollster Earl de Berge noted that before Munsil was the GOP contender he was president of the Center for Arizona Policy. In that position he lobbied to restrict abortion, ban gay marriage and provide public funds for private and parochial schools. De Berge noted that fewer than one in five registered voters went to the polls in September, something that worked to Munsil's benefit in winning the Republican nomination.
Phoenix, AZ – Kyrsten Sinema, chair of the campaign to defeat Proposition 107, said the strategy was to show straight couples who would lose their domestic partner benefits. That's because the initative would not only have constitutionally barred gay marriage but also precluded governments from providing benefits to the partners of their workers, gay or straight.
Flagstaff, AZ – KNAU reported in a broadcast Tuesday and Wednesday that Army specialist Alyssa Peterson of Flagstaff may have committed suicide in Iraq three years ago rather than follow what she believed to be illegal orders. In fact, while the army investigation does state she objected to interrogation techniques used on detainees, it does not conclude that those objections were related to her suicide. KNAU apologizes for this error.
Flagstaff, AZ – If passed, Proposition 107 would amend the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. It would prohibit the state or its political subdivisions from recognizing any legal status similar to that of marriage.
A political subdivision may be a state, county or city. That would include state universities and public schools.
Flagstaff, AZ – This is part II of 9-2-8, KNAU's monthly listening post. In this October, 2006 program we explore many of the 19 ballot propositions on the ballot in Arizona. We also look at what voters think about some of these initiatives before the election.