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2:14 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Peace Corps Story: Patricia Steiner, Bulgaria, departing March 2011

Flagstaff, AZ – Peace Corps Volunteer: Patricia Steiner, Bulgaria, departing March 2011

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2:11 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Peace Corps Story: Sam Hagler, Paraguay 2006

Flagstaff, AZ – Peace Corps Volunteer Story: Sam Hagler, Paraguay 2006.

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2:09 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Peace Corps Story: Jim McGeorge, Liberia 1938

Flagstaff, AZ – Peace Corps Volunteer: Jim McGeorge, Liberia 1938.

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11:58 am
Thu January 27, 2011

New constitution splits Hopi

Flagstaff, AZ – Stretched across the Hopi reservation in far northeast Arizona are 12 villages perched high atop steep, sandstone mesas. These are ancient places, considered to be among the longest continually inhabited villages in North America. For centuries they've largely governed themselves, many still led by religious leaders known as kikmongwes. But some Hopi, including former tribal chairman Ben Nuvamsa, fear that a new constitution could change that.

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11:45 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Haeger lays out plan for dealing with budget cuts

NAU President John Haeger

Flagstaff, AZ – Read NAU President John Haeger's presentation"The Challenges Ahead: Fasten Your Seatbelts!"

Northern Arizona University's portion of the cuts adds up to 25-point-8 million dollars or about 20-percent of its current state appropriations. Yesterday, University President John Haeger told a standing room only crowd, the proposed budget reflects a major shift in Arizona's government.

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2:26 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Shelly sworn in as new Navajo president

Flagstaff, AZ – Ben Shelly was sworn in as the newest president of the Navajo Nation yesterday, along with a much smaller tribal council. Arizona Public Radio's Daniel Kraker reports.

Ben Shelly is the former Navajo vice president. He succeeds Joe Shirley Junior, who served two four-year terms. Shelly promised to improve infrastructure on the vast reservation, including roads and water systems. He also said he would promote renewable energy projects.

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2:10 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

State of the State ceremony reflects on shooting

Flagstaff, AZ – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says the state is grieving, but strong and united in the face of the shooting that left six people dead and 14 injured. Brewer appealed for unity while addressing a joint session of the state Legislature. She also saluted Daniel Hernandez, the intern who treated Gifford's wounds until she was taken to the hospital.

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12:50 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

National Geographic releases new maps for northern Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – The Trails Illustrated Maps cover Flagstaff and Sedona, but also the Verde Valley, Apache Creek and Juniper Mesa, the Mogollon Rim and the Bradshaw Mountains. They join a map done last year of the Tonto National Forest, and a three part series of the Grand Canyon. Shane Matthews is product manager for National Geographic Maps.

"If we're able to get the Kaibab in, we'll have every trail from Phoenix to Boulder mapped on a variety of products."

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11:18 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Hopis and Navajos poised for another redistricting fight

Flagstaff, AZ – In a recent ranking of the country's most gerrymandered congressional districts, Arizona's second district placed number three out of 435.

The Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona is connected by the Colorado River to the far western side of the state, which then runs all the way down to Phoenix. The reason for the crazy map?

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1:42 pm
Thu November 18, 2010

Whooping Cough Case Confirmed In Cottonwood

Flagstaff, AZ – Health officials in Yavapai County have confirmed one case of Whooping Cough at a middle school in Cottonwood. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports, officials aren't certain if it's connected to an outbreak of the bacteria in California.

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