Flagstaff, AZ – Prescott native Kris Mayes was elected chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission earlier this week. The low-profile commission makes decisions about high-profile topics: everything from electric power rates to rural water supplies to securities regulation. Mayes, who's a Republican, told Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker she'll continue the commission's emphasis on renewable energy.
Flagstaff, AZ – On the day after Christmas northern Arizona lost a man who was a cherished gift to the community. Northern Arizona University theater professor emeritus Clifford White died of a heart attack while shoveling snow. He was 83. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales has this remembrance.
Flagstaff, AZ – After last month's historic presidential election, Arizona Senator John McCain is shifting gears, moving away from campaign-related issues and refocusing on the matters of Arizona. Senator McCain is currently on a media tour of his home state. He had intended to visit the KNAU studios in Flagstaff, but because of a scheduling glitch, Senator McCain spoke by phone with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl.
Flagstaff, AZ – By Howard Fischer, Capitol Correspondent, KNAU Arizona Public Radio Here are the Top 10 stories of statewide significance for 2008:
1 -- The economy:
The slump hit Arizona harder than most states, with Arizona going from first in job creation to 49th, just ahead of Rhode Island.That was mirrored in the jobless rate which jumped from 4.1percent at the end of 2007 to 6.3 percent a year later -- with predictions of it topping at least 7 percent.
Flagstaff, AZ – (Additional questions and answers from co-author, Elizabeth A. Green.)
What distinguishes the civilian conservation corps from other new deal programs?
The CCC was the only residential New Deal program that focused strictly on youth participants. It is generally considered the most popular and successful of all the New Deal programs and definitely lasted the longest of any.
Flagstaff, AZ – Northern Arizona has seen a LOT of snow in the last week or so with more expected this Christmas Day. Long-time Flagstaff meteorologist Lee Born sat down with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl to dish about all this winter weather.
Flagstaff, AZ – In late November Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested 80 people in the span of three days. The arrests took place in northern Arizona and many in Flagstaff. Up until recently Flagstaff was considered by many undocumented people to be a sort of safe haven, where immigration laws weren't strictly enforced. But as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports that perception is changing.
Kykotsmovi, AZ – The Hopi reservation in remote northeast Arizona is a quiet place, far removed from the bustle of what's referred to there as "mainstream society." But just beneath the placid surface, the Hopi tribe is embroiled in political turmoil. A power struggle has ground the tribal government to a standstill. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.
Flagstaff, AZ – Yesterday, we heard about Arizona's economic forecast. Today, we'll hear about the state's weather forecast. And if there's one thing our listeners always want to hear more about, it seems to be weather...especially during winter. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl spoke with long-time Flagstaff meteorologist Lee Born about what we can expect this winter.