Flagstaff, AZ – If Arizona's new immigration law holds up in court, some say Arizona's economy will not. While some argue more jobs will be available, others say at what cost? Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports on the possible economic impacts of SB1070.
Isidro, an undocumented immigrant, has lived and worked in Flagstaff for 10 years. He says he came to the US for the same reasons so many other Mexicans cross the border - for a better life.
Flagstaff, AZ – While Arizona's new immigration law stands trial, police around the state are busy learning how to enforce SB1070. The law makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. It states that an officer engaged in a lawful stop, when practicable, ask about a person's legal status when reasonable suspicion exists that the person is in the US illegally. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports on how officers plan to enforce this tricky new law.
Flagstaff, AZ – The rains poured down furiously, two inches in less than an hour. Torrents of water gushed down the mountain, and swept away twelve year old Shaelyn Wilson. Charles Kwiatkowski, a firefighter with the Summit Fire Department, helped pull her out of the water, a mile away from where she fell into a wash near the Vulcan Mine.
Flagstaff, AZ – People in the southwest love their chili peppers. And now they can rest assured that they will be preserved forever. A delegation from Congress recently delivered the seeds of several chili varieties to a sub-zero Arctic Seed Vault at the North Pole. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked with Cary Fowler, the executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust about the idea behind the vault.
Flagstaff, AZ – Last week the federal government sued the state of Arizona over its controversial new immigration law. That makes six lawsuits now that have been filed seeking to prevent the law from going into effect July 29th. The first court hearing in those cases will be held later this week in Phoenix. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker spoke with KNAU's capitol correspondent Howard Fischer about what to expect in court over the next two weeks.
Flagstaff, AZ – Gail Santilli was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago. One year after completing her treatment, she was told that it had spread, or "metastasized", to her liver, lungs, and bones. It's not curable, but it is manageable. Santilli is keeping a radio diary for KNAU. In this installment we'll listen to two excerpts: first, she goes in for a test to find out if the chemo is working, and a week later she finds out the results.
Flagstaff, AZ – It's early in the morning, but the Camp Navajo Veterans Clinic just outside Flagstaff already has a crowded waiting room. There's a 100-year old man who fought in World War II, and a 23-year old soldier who served in 2007 in Afghanistan, who's leaving soon for another deployment with his National Guard unit.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Ken Shinseki works the room and hands out commemorative gold coins.
Flagstaff, AZ – Just a couple weeks ago people evacuated because of a fire. Now they have to be on alert for a potential flood. The Schultz Fire -- one of Flagstaff's largest and most severe fires -- left a lot of unstable soil. And with monsoon season upon us that means possible debris flows. About two hundred people gathered Wednesday to find out what to expect and how to prepare for the storms. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.