KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
9:45 pm
Thu October 30, 2008

Scary New Fire Station

Ben Bullwinkle

Flagstaff, AZ – In northern Arizona, there are several old buildings believed by some to be haunted: the Jerome Grand Hotel, Prescott's Hassayampa Inn, the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff. Now, this Halloween, there's a story of a new building which many believe is haunted by a man who died more than a century ago. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has the story.

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KNAU and Arizona News
6:53 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Proposition 102 would allow marriage to be defined in the state constitution

Flagstaff, AZ – Proposition 102 may be one of the most controversial initiatives on the November ballot. If passed, the measure would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Supporters say a constitutional amendment will help protect marriage. Opponents say Prop 102 is discriminatory...and excessive, considering same-sex marriage is already illegal under state law. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:54 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Prop 101 Debate - Part II

Flagstaff, AZ – On October 29th, Eric Novack, chair of Medical Choice Arizona, and John Rivers, president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, debated Proposition 101, also known as the Medical Choice Arizona Act, at Cline Library at NAU. Here's part two of the debate, featuring questions from audience members.

KNAU and Arizona News
12:19 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Prop 101 Debate - Part I

Flagstaff, AZ – On October 29th, Eric Novack, chair of Medical Choice Arizona, and John Rivers, president of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, debated Proposition 101, also known as the Medical Choice Arizona Act. Here's the first part of the debate.

KNAU and Arizona News
9:13 pm
Tue October 28, 2008

Ballot Prop could affect future of health care in Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – Proposition 101 would prohibit any law that restricts an individual's freedom to choose their own private health care plan or provider. Orthopedic surgeon Eric Novack is chairman of the group Medical choice for Arizona, which put the proposition on the ballot. He says Arizonans enjoy freedom of religion, freedom of the press and property rights. But

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:49 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Arizona voters to decide future of Payday Lenders

Flagstaff, AZ – You've probably seen those anonymous looking storefronts around Arizona advertising payday loans there are over 700 of them in the state. But odds are you've never taken one out. Still, how you vote on Proposition 200 next week will help determine the future of the payday lending industry in the state. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker has the second story in our series on the ballot initiatives.

Here's a trick question. Who's paying for this TV ad on Prop 200?

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:10 pm
Sun October 26, 2008

"Stop illegal hiring" may mislead voters

Flagstaff, AZ – The voter passed Employer Sanctions Law went into effect January 1st. That law punishes employers who intentionally or knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The first time an employer is caught hiring an undocumented worker their business license is suspended temporarily. The second time their license is taken away.

Andrew Pacheco, the Phoenix attorney who is behind the new proposed law says Prop 202 intends to go a step farther.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:16 pm
Thu October 23, 2008

The new reality of retirement

Sedona, AZ – A lot of job fairs target recent college graduates with brief resumes who are trying to break into their chosen careers. But, at a recent job fair in Sedona, the participants were 50 to 90 years old, the fastest growing employee population - not just in Arizona - but nationwide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2008

Flagstaff businesses take a hit

Flagstaff, AZ – On a recent Sunday the salesmen at McCoy Motors tied dozens of colorful helium-filled balloons to their cars to get passers by to notice their latest promotion. The following morning the balloons lay on the ground a bit deflated. That's how many local businesses, especially auto dealers like Levelle McCoy, are feeling these days.

MCCOY: Let's be realistic we're in a very tough time right now.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:51 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Moms make it work

Flagstaff, AZ – On a recent sunny morning a pack of moms push jogging strollers single file up a hill in Flagstaff's Buffalo Park. The toddlers belted into beefy strollers smile as the wind rushes past them. The moms - not all of them smiling -- are there to work.

SABOL: Tighten those gluts. Up the hill let's go.

Beth Sabol teaches the stroller fitness class.

SABOL: Push it! Push it!

Sabol's daughter Lily naps in her stroller while her mom shouts commands.

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