Unassuming shops and garages lie south of the tracks in Flagstaff. Inside, there's the clank of metal, the small of wood and the beauty of raw fabric. People here are using their hands to create useful goods. In the series Makers and Menders, Michael Collier and Rose Houk highlight this way of making a living and a life. Today, they take us to Joe Guida's woodshop which is filled with beautiful old tools.
The state House this week gave preliminary approval to legislation to let counties and the state's largest cities publish their legal notices online rather than spending money to buy newspaper ads. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.
Governor Jan Brewer gave state lawmakers their first detailed look at her plan to expand Medicaid. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports the governor has an uphill fight - especially in her own party.
Flagstaff was one of hundreds of cities across the world that sent medical teams to Haiti after a powerful earthquake struck the country in 2010. While most other cities have long-since stopped aid to Haiti, Flagstaff has remained and is now one of the leading cities in the world for sending volunteers to a country still trying to rebuild. In the first of 3 stories, Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl follows a day in the life of one Flagstaff doctor working to create Haiti's first trauma hospital.
The state House voted this week to ask voters to reconsider whether they want public funding of elections. But Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports they're doing it in a way some do not consider fair.