Flagstaff, AZ – With nearly 10 percent unemployment, there are a lot of adults out looking for work this summer. And that's making it a lot harder for teenagers to find jobs. It's estimated that 26 percent of teens can't find a job this summer, in part, because they're competing with adults. Arizona Public Radio's Janice Baker reports on how some northern Arizona students are finding and not finding summer work.
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.