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8:27 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Winter Weather Update with Flagstaff Meteorologist Lee Born

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Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona has been slammed this week with powerful winter storms. On Tuesday, heavy snow forced the closure of roads, highways and schools across the region, including Northern Arizona University. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl sat down with Flagstaff meteorologist, Lee Born, to talk about all this snow.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:05 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Navajos hope for stimulus dollars

Hauling water on the Navajo Nation. 90 percent of people in the Leupp Chapter, just east of Flagstaff, live without running water.

Leupp, AZ – The massive federal economic stimulus bill includes nearly three billion dollars for Indian tribes; that's more than the entire budget of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A good chunk of that will likely go to the Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the country. Tribal leaders there are desperate for jobs and for basic infrastructure. Nearly half of Navajos still live without running water and electricity.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:04 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Flagstaff lobbies for stimulus dollars

The Rio de Flag in Flagstaff. The city is lobbying for $23 million in federal stimulus money to continue work on the flood control project.

Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff city manager Kevin Burke returned from Washington, D.C. yesterday, where he made his pitch for Flagstaff's inclusion in the giant federal stimulus package. He told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker he was there to make sure Flagstaff "got a piece of the pie."

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:54 am
Wed February 11, 2009

Sledding causes major injuries

Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro:
One of the most common injuries seen at Flagstaff Medical Center's Emergency Department right now is a spinal cord fracture. People are breaking their backs sledding. FMC has already seen more than 80 sledding related injuries this winter. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

SFX: kids sledding screaming and laughing

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:44 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Pam England Heals through Story

Flagstaff, AZ – Pam England has revolutionized the way women prepare for childbirth. In her book Birthing From Within England, who is also a nurse and midwife, instructs women to stop thinking about birth as a medical event. Instead she tells them to get in touch with their fears about birth. And through this awareness she says women can experience a rite of passage. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales talked with England about how she came up with this philosophy.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:49 pm
Wed February 4, 2009

Tobin on Budget Cuts

Flagstaff, AZ – This past weekend the state legislature hammered out a budget balancing bill that plugged a 1.6 billion dollar funding gap. To do so the Republican majority cut more than one hundred million dollars from both universities and K through 12 education. Now the legislature has begun work on next year's budget, which already has an estimated 3 billion dollar shortfall.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:32 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Tough Times for Democrats at the State Capitol

Flagstaff, AZ – These are tough times for Democrats at the Arizona state legislature. Republicans have strong majorities in the House and Senate, and now Jan Brewer in the Governor's office. Democratic representative Tom Chabin of Flagstaff spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker about the challenges of having his voice heard at the capitol.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:20 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Officials to consider state park closures

Phoenix, AZ – The state Parks Board will decide today whether to shutter at
least five -- and possibly eight -- parks.

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2:04 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Libraries feel economic pressure

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Flagstaff, AZ – During these hard times more and more people are visiting their local library. In northern Arizona the number of books and DVDs checked out is way up. And many unemployed are job hunting, working on resumes and filling out applications on library computers. But libraries aren't immune to budget problems. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales examines how northern Arizona libraries are handling the stress.

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3:35 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Lawmakers hammer out budget deal

Phoenix, AZ – State lawmakers are poised to cut $1.1 billion from the state
budget today. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.


The plan adopted late Thursday by House and Senate Appropriations
committees reduces state aid to public schools by about $130
million, take $142 million from universities and $9 million from
community colleges.

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