KNAU and Arizona News

KNAU and Arizona News
9:16 pm
Thu October 23, 2008

The new reality of retirement

Sedona, AZ – A lot of job fairs target recent college graduates with brief resumes who are trying to break into their chosen careers. But, at a recent job fair in Sedona, the participants were 50 to 90 years old, the fastest growing employee population - not just in Arizona - but nationwide. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2008

Flagstaff businesses take a hit

Flagstaff, AZ – On a recent Sunday the salesmen at McCoy Motors tied dozens of colorful helium-filled balloons to their cars to get passers by to notice their latest promotion. The following morning the balloons lay on the ground a bit deflated. That's how many local businesses, especially auto dealers like Levelle McCoy, are feeling these days.

MCCOY: Let's be realistic we're in a very tough time right now.

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KNAU and Arizona News
3:51 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Moms make it work

Flagstaff, AZ – On a recent sunny morning a pack of moms push jogging strollers single file up a hill in Flagstaff's Buffalo Park. The toddlers belted into beefy strollers smile as the wind rushes past them. The moms - not all of them smiling -- are there to work.

SABOL: Tighten those gluts. Up the hill let's go.

Beth Sabol teaches the stroller fitness class.

SABOL: Push it! Push it!

Sabol's daughter Lily naps in her stroller while her mom shouts commands.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:16 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Burnett family grows up

Flagstaff, AZ – The five blonds sit in their log cabin living room in Doney Park on a recent stormy evening.

BURNETT FAMILY: I'm Jessie. I'm 20 years old and I play mandolin. I'm Connie. I'm mom. I play stand up bass. I'm Rachel. I'm 22 and I play violin. I'm Ryan. I'm 18 years old and I've been playing banjo for eight years. And I'm Brian. I'm the dad and I play guitar sometimes mandolin and sing too.

Their four large dogs, three cats and cockatoo don't like to feel left out.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:11 pm
Tue September 9, 2008

Lower AZ Home Prices are a "Mirage"

Arizona's Housing Department Director Fred Karnas.

Flagstaff, AZ – HOST INTRO:

It's been a tumultuous few years, to say the least, in Arizona's housing market. Two years ago housing prices here appreciated faster than in any other state. But over the past year values have decreased by more than five percent. Only Florida, Nevada and California have seen prices decline by more.

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KNAU and Arizona News
8:25 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Impact Fees

Flagstaff, AZ – (Intro) Many cities around the country -and here in northern Arizona use impact fees as a way to pay for development. But they're controversial. Flagstaff has considered implementing the fees for more than a decade now and they'll take up the issue again this week. Arizona Public Radio's Thereas Bierer reports. <

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:43 am
Mon September 1, 2008

Renzi's indictment clouds the CD-1 race

Political analysts wonder what impact Rick Renzi's indictment will have on the CD-1 race.

Flagstaff, AZ – The indictment of three term incumbent Congressman Rick Renzi earlier this year has cast a long shadow over the primary campaign. He's pled not guilty, but many are wondering how the so called Renzi Effect will play out in the First Congressional District race.

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes is a Republican, who says her Party has to be aggressive if the GOPs want to keep this seat.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:09 pm
Sun August 31, 2008

Democrats Compete for Native Vote in AZ-1

The Native American Democrats of Northern Arizona celebrating the Native American Right to Vote Day in July in Flagstaff. The Native vote could play a key role in Arizona's First Congressional District race.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:23 pm
Thu August 28, 2008

AZ-1: Congressional Race Leans Democratic

Flagstaff, AZ – The Arizona 1st Congressional District may turn Democratic this year, according to Northern Arizona Political Science Professor Fred Solop.

The leader in the pool of nine candidates is Ann Kirkpatrick, Solop said. Kirkpatrick is being strongly supported by the national Democratic Party, and she has the most campaign funds and the best name recognition among voters.

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KNAU and Arizona News
10:01 pm
Wed August 27, 2008

1st Congressional District Profiles: Newcomer Tom Hansen Touts His National Energy Grid System

Flagstaff, AZ – Energy is the most important issue for Tom Hansen, Republican candidate for the Arizona 1st Congressional District seat. Hansen had a long career at the Tucson Electric Power plant, where he worked as an engineer and, eventually, the vice president.

At a recent candidates forum on the Navajo Nation, Hansen outlined his past experience with coal fired plants, but said the future is in renewable energy.

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