KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:16 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

What Has Passed and What Remains

Flagstaff, AZ – Everyone loves a good story. And in northern Arizona, the stories of people who have lived on the land for generations can carry important lessons for the future. That's the premise of a new book and a museum exhibit opening this evening called "What has Passed and What Remains." It's a collection of ecological oral histories edited by NAU journalism professor Peter Friederici. He sat down with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker to talk about the project.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:28 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Multiple Voices Oppose Immigration Legislation

KNAU and Arizona News
10:41 am
Tue April 20, 2010

State Senators Send Sweeping Immigration Mesaure to Governor Brewer

Phoenix, AZ – The main point of debate surrounds language that requires police,
when practicable, to check the immigration status of those with
whom they come in contact as part of any investigation. And it
also makes it illegal for any community to have a practice or
policy that keeps its officers from enforcing federal immigration
laws. Sen. Ron Gould said the the move is necessary because the
federal government isn't doing its job of securing the border.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:24 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

The Battle Over Big Chino Water Continues

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona has a long history of battles over water. The latest seems to have reached a truce at least for now. For years Prescott and Prescott Valley have been fighting a Phoenix utility over water rights to the Big Chino aquifer. Right now they've halted litigation long enough to negotiate an agreement. Part of the deal hinges on legislation under consideration by state lawmakers this week. And that's just the beginning as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:06 pm
Fri April 16, 2010

Compromise Snowmaking Plan Nears Approval

Flagstaff, AZ –

The long controversy over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks seemed to have finally ended last June. That's when the US Supreme Court refused to reconsider a lower court decision that allowed Arizona Snowbowl to make artificial snow using treated wastewater. Several Indian tribes had sued to block the plan. They argued it would desecrate the Peaks, which they consider sacred.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:39 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

Indian Self Determination Act Turns 30

Flagstaff, AZ –

The Indian Self Determination Act turns 30 this year. The landmark legislation officially embraced tribal sovereignty, after failed federal policies that first tried to assimilate tribes, and then terminate them. Four people who played a key role in the law's passage will speak at Northern Arizona University tomorrow Lynn Engles told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker that the law was a product of the Civil Rights Movement.


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KNAU and Arizona News
3:16 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

AZ Clean Elections Future in Doubt

San Francisco, CA – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing a case later today that could go a long way to determining the future of Arizona's publicly financed clean elections system. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer is in San Francisco to cover the hearing. He told KNAU's Daniel Kraker what's at stake in the case.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:48 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Policy makers discuss Grand Canyon's future

Grand Canyon, AZ – A joint field hearing was held at the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park April 8 to help shape policy regarding the environmental future of the park. About 2 hundred people listened to testimony from many sides of two controversial and complicated issues: uranium mining on land surrounding the park and impacts of Glen Canyon Dam. Among them were Arizona Congressmen Raul Grijalva and John Shadegg, and two California Representatives. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:25 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Arizona health care for the poor spared

Flagstaff, AZ – Last month the Arizona legislature passed a budget that would have cut hundreds of millions of dollars from health care for the poor. But now it looks like those programs are no longer on the state's chopping block. And many families are relieved to hear that AHCCCS (pronounced "access") and Kids Care are still intact at least for now. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:58 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Goddard in Flagstaff to kick off campaign

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

Attorney General Terry Goddard is in northern Arizona today as part of his statewide tour to kick off his gubernatorial campaign. The Democrat ran unsuccessfully for Governor twice in the 1990s. He told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker why he thinks the third time's the charm.

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