KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
5:40 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

The Cost of Getting Lost

Flagstaff, AZ – Early last month the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, with the help of several other agencies, rescued 40 people stranded in the snow. It was a multi-thousand-dollar operation. But it cost the victims nothing. In northern Arizona most rescues are free but some believe unprepared outdoor enthusiasts should have to pay for their rescues. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this story.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:42 am
Fri January 15, 2010

How To Make New Year's Resolutions Stick: A Converstion With Flagstaff Counselor Burt Gershater

Flagstaff, AZ – January 1st is the day when nearly half of the American adult population enacts New Year's resolutions. But, only two weeks into 2010, more than a quarter of those people have already fallen off the resolution wagon. And, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the statistics just go downhill from there. So, why are resolutions so hard to stick to? Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl turned to Flagstaff counselor and author Burt Gershater to find out.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:57 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Lawmaker fights to keep payday lending alive

KNAU and Arizona News
7:55 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Biosciences In Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – TB) The state is working on a long-term strategy to advance biosciences. Stacey Button is the City of Flagstaff's Economic Vitality Director. She says despite the recession, the bioscience industries remain relatively strong.

"We look at the current economic conditions and we have to be realistic but truly the opportunity lies in biosciences and the industries and what they bring to our community as well as the state.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:00 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Governor wants to take away state paid health care

KNAU and Arizona News
12:43 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

Governor to address state budget crisis

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer gives her first -- and perhaps last -- state
of the state speech this afternoon. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer sat down with her last week to talk about what she plans
to say and other issues.

Brewer said there's a simple central theme to the message she
will give when she comes to the podium.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:15 am
Thu December 31, 2009

Best of '09: Ponderosa Pines - Rugged Trees with a Sweet Smell

U.S. Forest Service guide Steve Hirst sniffs a Ponderosa pine during a July hike in an area near the Hot Shot Ranch in the Coconino National Forest outside Flagstaff.
Tom Bean

Flagstaff, AZ – Click here to view a slideshow of the ponderosas with Flagstaff photographer Tom Bean, and hear him reflect on his life amongst the largest unbroken stand of ponderosa pine trees in the world.

If you're driving through the high desert of the Southwest or sitting at home, watching an old episode of Bonanza you can't miss the Ponderosa pine. It's the signature tree of the mountain West.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:55 am
Tue December 22, 2009

Brewer unveils budget plan

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer came up with a 10-point plan Monday designed
to help get the state over the fiscal hump. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer analyzed some of the elements and looks at
what they would -- and would not -- do.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:03 am
Sun December 20, 2009

Lawmakers approve nearly $200 million in budget cuts

House Speaker Kirk Adams reviews his notes as lawmakers debate a package of spending cuts and fund transfers. Adams got sujfficient votes from Republican colleagues for the plan despite the concerns that a few expressed over some provisions.
Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers have given final approval to a 194 million dollar
package of spending cuts and fund shifts.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Mohave County "Downwinders" Fight for Recognition