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.
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.
Flagstaff, AZ – Grand Canyon enthusiasts in northern Arizona all have their favorite place from which to take in the view...Shoshone Point, Hopi Point. Here, Commentator Scott Thybony recounts his quest for the perfect viewpoint.
Phoenix, AZ – Current law says every child between the ages of 6 and 16 has to be enrolled in school. And students actually can drop out when they hit 14 if they have a job and parental permission. Napolitano told members of a special commission on education it may be time for a change.
Window Rock, AZ – When Congress redesigned the country's welfare system ten years ago, it made a special provision for Native Americans. Indian tribes may now choose to receive money directly from the federal government and run their own public assistance programs. Dozens of tribes now do so, including the Hopi and White Mountain Apache Tribes, and the Navajo Nation. As Daniel Kraker reports from KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, the results have been encouraging.
Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona has a shortage of veterinarians. Not only has the situation created long waits for sick animals, but it potentially threatens human health as well. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.