Phoenix, AZ – A special panel is recommending today that the state keep the AIMS tests as a requirement to graduate.
The panel concluded that the tests do play a valid role in determining if high schoolers have learned certain academic skills. But committee chairman Jim Zaharis said the tests in reading, writing and math go only so far.
Flagstaff, AZ – Every day in this country, nearly 800 people die from cardiac arrest. Many of those people could be saved if someone performs CPR. But for a lot of reasons people are often afraid to mainly they don't want to catch anything by giving mouth to mouth. For the past few years Arizona has pushed an alternative form of CPR that only includes chest compressions. Health officials here claim it's not only easier, but more effective.
Flagstaff, AZ – Host intro: Millions of people have lost their jobs in recent months. And many are doing work they're over qualified for. So as teens look for summer jobs, there's stiff competition. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales stopped by the teen job fair in Flagstaff to bring us this report.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jan Brewer enters her second hundred days this morning as governor.
Brewer said the biggest change is how much everyone pays attention to everything she says. It wasn't always that way. During the 14 years she was a legislator, Brewer would sit in the back of hearing rooms with colleagues, smoke -- and make various off-the-cuff comments about issues. No more.
Flagstaff, AZ – A bobcat walks into a bar. That may sound like the beginning of a joke but this is no laughing matter. In Cottonwood a bobcat with rabies attacked two people inside a bar. And there have been several other incidents of bobcats and foxes attacking people in northern Arizona. Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports.
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Flagstaff, AZ – The Flagstaff Fire Department and Ponderosa Fire Advisory Council (PFAC)Spring Firewise Campaign is underway through May 2nd. There are several activities in Flagstaff,including a Firewise Landscaping Contest, a 31- cent Scoop Night at Baskin Robbins, a demonstration work day at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and other various forms of public outreach.