Flagstaff, AZ – A Flagstaff butcher has donated thousands of pounds of elk, deer and buffalo meat to the Northern Arizona Food Bank. This Thanksgiving he'll give six deer and an elk to the hungry. That's about 14 hundred meals. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales says Dennis Champagne is not what you'd expect.
Dennis Champagne is a paradox. He's a butcher and a hunter and a sentimental animal lover.
CHAMPAGNE: I have three cats, three dogs, bird, couple fish, I love em.
Flagstaff, AZ – Demand at food banks is up dramatically across the country. In northern Arizona the emergency food need has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. Local food banks say people who once donated food are now in line to receive food boxes. And as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports there are first timers at the soup kitchen as well.
Flagstaff, AZ – When you mix together rising rates in unemployment and foreclosure, you get a recipe for homelessness. As the economic crisis worsens in Arizona, emergency shelters across the state are overflowing. And officials say they're desperate for help. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – INTRO) A new facility is open for business in Flagstaff. The Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies held a grand opening today (yesterday) to highlight the partnerships which made the incubator possible. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.
In this year's primary elections, more young people, ages 18-29, voted than ever before. The young voter population that in past elections said there was no point in voting- now has become a target for the candidates, and a driving force for the campaigns. So why all the enthusiasm now? What does it mean? And, perhaps the most important question, will they actually show up to vote? Arizona Public Radio's Heather Grace Wagner reports.
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.