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.
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.
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.
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.
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.