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12:00 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Center for the Future of Arizona Holds Town Hall Meeting in Flagstaff

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10:23 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Flagstaff Unified to close four schools

Flagstaff, AZ – For the school year ahead, the Flagstaff Unified School District faces a 4-million dollar reduction in state funding. That's after voters passed Proposition 100 last month and a school override in March. The closures include Christensen and South Beaver Elementary Schools, Flagstaff Middle School and Sinagua High School. 6th graders will join 7th and 8th graders at Mount Elden and Sinagua Middle Schools.

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8:56 am
Mon May 31, 2010

Court upholds Navajo council reduction

Flagstaff, AZ – Last fall the council voted to place President Joe Shirley Junior on paid administrative leave over allegations of unethical conduct. Those allegations are still unsubstantiated. Shirley challenged the measure, and was allowed to return to office. But that decision was appealed to the supreme court. Friday Chief Justice Robert Yazzie said the Council overstepped its authority.

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8:59 am
Wed May 26, 2010

Navajos approve financing for casinos

Flagstaff, AZ – Last week the Navajo Nation Council's Budget and Finance Committee approved two separate plans to use about 300 million dollars of the tribe's own money to build the casinos. Only a handful of tribes have self-financed casinos.

Bob Winter, who directs the tribe's Gaming Enterprise, says the Navajo Nation did it for two reasons.

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10:45 am
Mon May 17, 2010

NAU's Haeger speaks out for Prop 100

Flagstaff, AZ – Tomorrow Arizona voters must decide on a temporary, one cent sales tax increase to help balance the state budget. If passed, proceeds are earmarked for education, public safety and health care. But it's the state's universities that have the most to lose. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer reports.

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10:41 am
Mon May 17, 2010

Prop 100 supporters vastly outspend opponents

Phoenix, AZ – If voters approve Proposition 100 the sales tax would go up starting on June first. Supporters say the state needs the extra money, to avoid deeper cuts to state programs and services.

Glenn Hamer, President and C-E-O of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the proposal is the least painful way to help balance the budget.

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1:03 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Fire Season Outlook

Flagstaff, AZ – Despite last week's fire north of Flagstaff, experts predict a short and mild fire season. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.

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12:45 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Navajo president to run for 3rd term

Flagstaff, AZ – Navajo election officials accepted Shirley's application for a third term. But his candidacy will more than likely be challenged. At a press conference in Window Rock, Shirley said he wants to finish what his administration began.

"We started something that needs to get done, which is government reform. I believe we've only touched on the tip of the iceberg. Much more that needs to get done, our administration will do that."

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5:19 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Feds make big meth rez bust

Flagstaff, AZ – The arrests were the result of a year-long investigation into what officials described as the largest meth distribution network on the Navajo Nation. They say the ring's supply line stretched from Tuba City on the western edge of the reservation, through Flagstaff to the Phoenix metro area, and even was connected to Mexican drug cartels. Dennis Burke is the US Attorney for Arizona.

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5:22 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

Sheriff concerned about immigration bill

Coconino County Sheriff Bill Pribil

Flagstaff, AZ – The bill would require law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of anyone they come in contact with as part of an investigation. It would also allow police, without a warrant, to arrest and deport someone if they have reasonable suspicion that they've committed a public offense and are in the U-S illegally.

Bill Pribil is the Coconino County Sheriff.

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