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10:32 pm
Wed September 13, 2006

Gubernatorial candidates on the offensive

Phoenix, AZ – One day after the primary, the top gubernatorial
contenders already are testing out the messages -- and
the sound bites -- they believe will resonate with
voters and win the election. Arizona Public Radio's
Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
8:17 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Ellen Simon will challenge Renzi in CD-1

Democratic congressional candidate Ellen Simon

Flagstaff, AZ – Ellen Simon scored a convincing victory in yesterday's Democratic primary in Congressional District One. Now she's gearing up to challenge two term incumbent republican Rick Renzi. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

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2:07 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Munsil wins Republican gubernatorial primary

Republican gubernatorial candidate Len Munsil

Phoenix, AZ – The state's Republicans went to the polls Tuesday and
chose Len Munsil as their candidate for governor.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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Earth Notes
10:29 pm
Tue September 12, 2006

9th Circuit Hears Snowbowl Appeal

A \"Save the Peaks\" supporter outside the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco

Flagstaff, AZ – The 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco hears oral arguments tomorrow (later today) in a legal battle over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. Daniel Kraker reports from KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau.

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8:46 am
Tue September 12, 2006

New Voter ID requirements upheld

Phoenix, AZ – A federal judge refused Monday to block the state from
requiring people to show identification before casting
a ballot. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports.

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3:59 am
Tue September 12, 2006

City crime spills into Arizona forests

Flagstaff, AZ – Mark Camisa is a law enforcement officer on the Coconino National Forest. On this Labor Day weekend he spends most of his Saturday cracking down on negligent all terrain vehicle riders like this one.

CAMISA: The next time I see this machine on the road, I'm going to seize. That's what's going to happen because this is the second time in 5 minutes.

ATVs, like ants, crawl all over the forest roads and trails. Some campsites have 50 to a hundred people.

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8:51 am
Sat September 9, 2006

Governor signs global warming order

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano

Phoenix, AZ – A new order issued Friday by Governor Janet Napolitano
could ultimately affect what you drive. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer explains.

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10:20 pm
Thu September 7, 2006

Navajos March on Farmington

Farmington, NM – Host Intro:

Racial tensions are flaring in a border town in New Mexico. But not along the Mexican border - in Farmington, on the northeastern edge of the Navajo Nation.
From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.

SFX1: bring up sound of march under track with drumming

This past weekend, hundreds of mostly Navajo people marched into the city of Farmington. The walk was peaceful and quiet, save for the beat of a solitary drum.

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8:57 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Arizonan to head US transportation department

Phoenix, AZ – The state's former transportation chief was named today
to be the next secretary of the U-S Department of
Transportation. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer
reports that Govenror Janet Napolitano hopes that means
more money for the state.

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3:28 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Controversial initiatives make it on ballot

Phoenix, AZ – The state Supreme Court rejected three separate arguments that the measures are constitutionally flawed and voters should never get to see them. One of them is Proposition 107 which would define marriage and its benefits as solely between a man and a woman. But Kyrsten Sinema who is working to kill the initiative, said while her side lost the case, the challenge did serve a purpose.

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