Northern Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi was indicted today on charges of extortion, wire fraud and money laundering in a scam involving a land swap. He's also accused of illegally funding his first run for Congress. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Earlier this month more than 60 Native American dancers from across North America converged on the Heard Museum in Phoenix for the annual world championship hoop dance contest. Part dance, part sport, part cultural showcase, the event drew more than 10,000 spectators. One of the star competitors was a Flagstaff teen who's parlayed hoop dancing fame into a budding Hollywood career. From KNAU's Indian Country News Bureau, Daniel Kraker reports.
February 14, 2008 – Arizona's first hybrid electric buses are on Flagstaff's roadways. They're powered by an internal combustion engine and the GM Allison hybrid system. Flagstaff transportation officials say the buses are fuel efficient and quiet.
Flagstaff, AZ – Surgeons at Flagstaff medical center have a new tool called the da Vinci Surgical System. One week ago it was used to perform the first robotic surgery in the region. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has the story.
The Arizona Snowbowl opens tomorrow after being blanketed with several feet of natural snow. Yesterday, in Pasadena, the 9th circuit court of appeals heard arguments in the latest chapter in the ski area's longstanding legal effort to make artificial snow using reclaimed wastewater. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.