KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
3:40 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Hopi Tribe split by power struggle

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:23 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Winter weather forecast with meteorologist Lee Born

The San Francisco Peaks in winter

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.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:06 am
Thu December 11, 2008

Record numbers apply for unemployment

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona has never had so many residents without jobs. And many Arizonans who apply for unemployment insurance benefits are waiting several weeks and sometimes months to receive money. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales spoke with Pat Harrington at the Department of Economic Security. He admits the agency's struggling to keep up with the demand.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:59 am
Thu December 11, 2008

NAU prepares for budget cuts

Flagstaff, AZ – Grad student Valerie Kurth pulls a handful of dried grass out of a paper bag and puts it on a scale. She's studying the amount of carbon in the environment.

She usually talks over her progress with her advisor. But he's left NAU for a job in California. The forestry department decided not to fill his position to save money. So Kurth and five other students are left without an advisor.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:38 am
Thu December 11, 2008

FUSD School Consolidations

Flagstaff, AZ – TB) On this cold December afternoon at Sinagua High school Students are walking home .others are climbing on school buses or walking toward their cars. ..and while the parking lot is full of activity enrollment is down . Superintendent Kevin Brown says by closing one of Flagstaff's high schools, overhead could be reduced and more programs could be offered at the 2 remaining schools.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:44 am
Thu December 4, 2008

"The American College Town," by Blake Gumprecht

KNAU and Arizona News
2:41 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Fish and Wildlife Asked to Update Mexican Wolf Plan

Flagstaff, AZ – The Center for Biological Diversity and two other conservation groups filed a petition yesterday with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking the agency to revise its now 26-year-old plan for the recovery of the Mexican Gray Wolf.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:02 pm
Mon December 1, 2008

Flagstaff hunter feeds hungry

Flagstaff, AZ – A Flagstaff butcher has donated thousands of pounds of elk, deer and buffalo meat to the Northern Arizona Food Bank. This Thanksgiving he'll give six deer and an elk to the hungry. That's about 14 hundred meals. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales says Dennis Champagne is not what you'd expect.

Dennis Champagne is a paradox. He's a butcher and a hunter and a sentimental animal lover.

CHAMPAGNE: I have three cats, three dogs, bird, couple fish, I love em.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:41 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Demand for food exceeds supply

Flagstaff, AZ – Demand at food banks is up dramatically across the country. In northern Arizona the emergency food need has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. Local food banks say people who once donated food are now in line to receive food boxes. And as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports there are first timers at the soup kitchen as well.

AMBY: People in line at the food center.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:24 am
Tue November 25, 2008

The economy and homelessness

Houston native Noah Rattler walks through Flagstaff on his way to Los Angeles to raise awareness on homelessness.

Flagstaff, AZ – When you mix together rising rates in unemployment and foreclosure, you get a recipe for homelessness. As the economic crisis worsens in Arizona, emergency shelters across the state are overflowing. And officials say they're desperate for help. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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