KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
9:59 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Vet dons cap and gown after 40 years

Doug Vinnes in 1969 and 2009.

Flagstaff, AZ – Many seniors graduated last Friday at Northern Arizona University including one senior citizen. After four decades Doug Vinnes returned to campus to make his graduation official. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has the story.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:57 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Swine flu takes toll on American Indians

Flagstaff, AZ – Although swine flu has proven less deadly than originally anticipated it's taken a serious toll on American Indians. A report conducted by 12 states and released this week by the Centers for Disease Control says the mortality rate was four times higher among American Indians than any other racial or ethnic group. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales visited the edge of the Navajo Reservation to try to find out why this is true.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:06 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Major changes to tuition tax credit program rejected

Phoenix, AZ – A House panel voted Thursday to make some changes in laws
governing tuition tax credits. But what may be more significant are the changes they rejected.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:02 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

FMC braces for sledding injuries

Flagstaff, AZ – One of the most common injuries seen at Flagstaff Medical Center's Emergency Department this time of year is a spinal cord fracture. People break their backs sledding. FMC saw more than 150 sledding related injuries last winter. This month KNAU will air some of the best local and regional stories from the past year. This story aired last February but the hospital says the issue is still current. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:02 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Food Banks Struggle to Meet Demand

Flagstaff, AZ – Demand at food banks has never been higher. The Department of Agriculture released a recent report that showed one out of every seven households is having trouble putting food on the table. Large food banks are stocking up with the help of WalMart and other grocery chains. But smaller food banks are struggling to keep pace with the demand, at the same time their traditional sources of food are drying up.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:50 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Best of '09: Navajo Students Write Letters to Obama

Tuba City, AZ – When President Barack Obama was elected, a group of middle school students on the Navajo Nation wrote him letters telling him about life on the reservation. Many write honestly about the poverty they live in, but also dispense advice, and offer lots of invitations to their homes.

The project was the idea of Margaret Erhart, who teaches creative writing at Eagle's Nest Intermediate School in Tuba City, on the western edge of the Navajo reservation.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:21 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

Kirkpatrick explains her health care vote

Flagstaff, AZ – The Senate began debating its version of a massive health care reform bill this week. The House passed its reform bill last month, with only one Republican in support. Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick represents northern Arizona in the House. She supported the bill, and explained why to Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker.

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KNAU and Arizona News
12:18 pm
Tue December 1, 2009

KNAU's Series on Homelessness Part II: Kids and School

Flagstaff, AZ – Yesterday, KNAU brought you a story on the growing number of homeless families in Arizona and the lack of emergency shelter space available to them. Today, in the final part of our series on homelessness, we take a look at how children are affected by the situation. For many, it's a balancing act between school and survival. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:37 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Homeless Series Part I: Flagstaff's Emergency Housing Crisis

Flagstaff, AZ – Listen to Part II:Here

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10:17 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Brewer signs off on big budget cuts

Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer inked her approval late Monday to the latest
round of spending reductions. But this isn't the last of the cuts.

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