August 30, 2006 – Congressman Rick Renzi hosted a forum for Arizona educators on NCLB. About 60 people showed up to talk about the federal mandate and how it has helped and hindered education in rural Arizona. English language learners pose a big problem in standardized testing. Other people said there are too many requirements under NCLB which keep educators doing paperwork instead of working on solutions. Renzi says substantial alterations need to be made before he'll approve it in the future.
This weekend, the return of the Navajo-Churro sheep will be celebrated at a series of events in Flagstaff and Winslow. The breed was brought here by the Spanish in the late 1500s, the first domestic sheep in North America. By the 1930s the Navajo Churro was nearly wiped out. But now, they've made a comeback. In an updated version of a story that ran last summer on KNAU, the Indian Country News Bureau's Daniel Kraker has their remarkable survival story.
Flagstaff, AZ – Neighborhood lemonade stands are a familiar sight in the summer. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl visits a group of first-time lemonade vendors whose recipe for success is both gourmet and philanthropic.
Phoenix, AZ – Don Goldwater, Len Munsil and Mike Harris all have proposals to use state resources to tighten up the border. These range from putting more of Arizona's own National Guard troops in Southern Arizona and buying ground radar to spot border crossers, to allowing -- if not requiring -- local police to arrest those not here legally. But Gary Tupper said all that ignores a basic question.
Flagstaff, AZ – Last month, sparks from a blown-out tire ignited a wildfire on the outskirts of Flagstaff. The Woody Fire spread quickly. It forced the evacuation of several neighborhoods on the city's western edge. But, firefighters caught a break when the blaze hit a patch of thinned-out forest. That slowed it down enough for crews to gain control and keep any structures from burning. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.