Phoenix, AZ – The budget special session this week was supposed to be a quick first step toward fixing the state's $2 billion deficit. But that didn't happen.
It takes 16 votes to get anything out of the Senate. None of the Democrats were voting for the plan to cut $300 million in education and welfare funds. And one of the 18 Republicans was on a previously planned cruise.
Flagstaff, AZ – Even though northern Arizona doesn't have a major military base, there are still a lot of people here who feel the impact of war. When Flagstaff veteran Kathleen Jones' son was deployed to Afghanistan three years ago she realized she needed to connect with other moms like her. On this Veterans Day Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports on what she did.
Kathleen Jones is taking care of her two grandchildren today Riley and 4-year-old Ethan.
Flagstaff, AZ – Tuesday is the last day to turn in ballots for the Flagstaff Unified School District's budget override election. The election is aimed at renewing a ten percent override for FUSD's current budget. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – This weekend the Coconino County Health Department accidentally gave seven children under two a vaccination dose intended for a 4-year-old child. So far they are fine. The agency provided more than 700 H1N1 Flu vaccines on Saturday. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talks to Health Department Director Barbara Worgess about what happened when they discovered their mistake.
Flagstaff, AZ – October is breast cancer awareness month. For about 30 percent of US women who are diagnosed with early breast cancer, the cancer will spread to another part of their body. It's called metastatic breast cancer. It wasn't that long ago that women diagnosed with metastatic disease were given only a year or two to live. But today women can live much longer with the disease, as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Small businesses provide jobs for the majority of working Americans, but not all of them provide health insurance to their employees. About 6 in 10 do provide insurance, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. In Flagstaff, two small businesses have made different decisions regarding health insurance.
Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff theater founder Doris Harper-White died earlier this week at 82. She played a pivotal role establishing community theater in northern Arizona. And she touched many lives as an actor, as a director but most of all as a mentor. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this remembrance.