Arizona http://kunm.org en Timeline: New Mexico's Shake Up Of Behavioral Health Providers http://kunm.org/post/timeline-new-mexicos-shake-behavioral-health-providers <p>At the end of June, 15 New Mexico behavioral health agencies had their Medicaid funding frozen by the state's <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" target="target_blank">Human Services Department</a> due to “credible allegations of fraud.”</p><p>The agencies provide services to approximately <a href="http://www.ktsm.com/news/state-new-mexico-cuts-funding-mental-health-clinicsaffecting-30000-patients" target="target_blank">30,000 patients</a>, many who seek help for mental health issues ranging from substance abuse treatment to schizophrenia.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:34:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34951 at http://kunm.org Timeline: New Mexico's Shake Up Of Behavioral Health Providers Company That Conducted NM Behavioral Health Audit Has Questionable Record http://kunm.org/post/company-conducted-nm-behavioral-health-audit-has-questionable-record <p><a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="target_blank">Fifteen New Mexico behavioral health providers</a> that were <a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavioral-health-providers.pdf" target="target_blank">accused of fraud</a> and shut down still haven’t been able to see the audits that lead to their downfall. The audits supposedly showed the companies over-billed the state for Medicaid reimbursements. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:05:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34738 at http://kunm.org Service Disruptions Mark Transition Of New Mexico Behavioral Health To Arizona Hands http://kunm.org/post/service-disruptions-mark-transition-new-mexico-behavioral-health-arizona-hands <p>On June 24, New Mexico's <a href="http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/" target="target_blank">Human Services Department</a> announced that an <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/726527-ag-disclosure-redacted-behavioral-health-audit.html" target="target_blank">audit</a> found "<a href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/sites/default/files/field/docs/2013/07/nmhsd-memo-15-audited-behavioral-health-providers.pdf" target="target_blank">credible allegations of fraud</a>" for <a href="http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_23528789/audit-nm-mental-health-cos-possible-fraud?source=most_emailed" target="targe Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:35:48 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 34466 at http://kunm.org Service Disruptions Mark Transition Of New Mexico Behavioral Health To Arizona Hands ALEC Protesters Target Navajo Generating Station http://kunm.org/post/alec-protesters-target-navajo-generating-station <p>Sixteen people were arrested at the Salt River Project&rsquo;s offices in Tempe Arizona on Friday. As Devin Brown reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the protesters want the utility company to stop operating their coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:27:31 +0000 Devin Browne 5110 at http://kunm.org ALEC Protesters Target Navajo Generating Station Feds Worried About Gun Walking Program http://kunm.org/post/feds-worried-about-gun-walking-program <p>New emails released by the Department of Justice show that top officials were worried about the public perception of its gun walking programs in Arizona. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, this was even before two of those guns turned up at the scene of a Border Patrol agent&rsquo;s murder.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:08:08 +0000 Michel Marizco 5106 at http://kunm.org Feds Worried About Gun Walking Program ALEC Policy Summit This Week in Arizona http://kunm.org/post/alec-policy-summit-week-arizona <p>Hundreds of state lawmakers and business leaders are gathering in the Phoenix area today for a policy summit. The American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, invites private sector representatives to present model legislation. But as Devin Browne from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> reports, critics say this is lobbying, and should be more transparent.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:19:21 +0000 4791 at http://kunm.org ALEC Policy Summit This Week in Arizona Critics of Arizona Well Call for Oversight http://kunm.org/post/critics-arizona-well-call-oversight-0 <p>The water inside Montezuma Well-part of the Montezuma Castle Monument near Rimrock, Arizona- is ten to thirteen THOUSAND years old. The Arizona Water Company operates two commercial wells near the monument and now <em>another</em> water company wants to open their own high-production well just 300 feet from the boundaries of the national park.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:31:05 +0000 Devin Browne 4684 at http://kunm.org Critics of Arizona Well Call for Oversight Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations http://kunm.org/post/western-foodbanks-see-more-demand-fewer-donations <p>The number of people who need help buying food has risen more than 20 percent for southwestern states including New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada. That&rsquo;s according to the most recent statistics from the U-S Census Bureau.</p><p>As Laurel Morales reports from the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> it&rsquo;s putting a heavy burden on food&nbsp;<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>banks.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:03:49 +0000 4674 at http://kunm.org Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations Keeping Consumers Happy Good for Biz http://kunm.org/post/keeping-consumers-happy-good-biz <p>The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for many companies. But according to a recent survey by Arizona State University, businesses could be throwing away huge profits if they&rsquo;re not careful to keep consumers happy. &nbsp;From the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Nick Blumberg reports.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:22:55 +0000 4479 at http://kunm.org Keeping Consumers Happy Good for Biz Navajo Thanksgiving Traditions http://kunm.org/post/navajo-thanksgiving-traditions <p>For some Native Americans Thanksgiving is not quite the same kind of celebration that it is for other Americans. After all, the Pilgrim arrival and settlement didn&rsquo;t exactly work out well for the Natives. In the vast Navajo Nation in the southwest, many do gather with families to give thanks on this holiday, just like their Anglo neighbors. But Navajo traditions teach them that Thanksgiving is, for them, a daily practice. That&rsquo;s what Navajo teacher Brent Chase passes on to the children in his Joseph City (northern Arizona) classroom when its time for the Thanksgiving lesson. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:07:24 +0000 4473 at http://kunm.org Navajo Thanksgiving Traditions Navajo and Hopi Tribes Discuss Future of Coal http://kunm.org/post/navajo-and-hopi-tribes-discuss-future-coal <p>Whichever direction that fight goes, some are seeing the writing on the wall. For decades the Navajo and Hopi Tribes have relied on the coal industry as their economic base. As Laural Morales reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Des</a>k, tribal leaders from the Four Corners region joined with academics and political leaders in Flagstaff last week to come up with alternative economic resources.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:30:46 +0000 3741 at http://kunm.org Navajo and Hopi Tribes Discuss Future of Coal Arizona’s Top 1%, Who Are They? http://kunm.org/post/arizona%E2%80%99s-top-1-who-are-they <p>Occupy Wall Street protests have been reported in more than 100 American towns and cities &ndash; including Albuquerque, Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Antonio. &nbsp;On Saturday, the protest goes to Arizona with occupations planned in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff. &nbsp;Protesters say they represent the 99 percent of Americans who have been left behind by the country&rsquo;s economic growth.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:58:31 +0000 Devin Browne 2560 at http://kunm.org Arizona’s Top 1%, Who Are They? AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/az-rancher-fined-us-supreme-court-treatment-immigrants <p>The Supreme Court has ruled against a Southern Arizona rancher who once held a group of illegal immigrants at gunpoint. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the Court says the rancher must pay 87-thousand dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:36:17 +0000 Michel Marizco 2206 at http://kunm.org AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-tries-stop-snow-making-recycled-waste-water-az <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d380cbaef1b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d380cbaef1b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d380cbaef1b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-987169.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Navajo Nation makes a last-ditch effort to stop recycled waste water from being used to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:32:20 +0000 2026 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ Snowmaking in AZ Causes Culture Clash http://kunm.org/post/snowmaking-az-causes-culture-clash <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d380cba7f14-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d380cba7f14-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d380cba7f14-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986550.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> When there's snow in northern Arizona, people from around the region flock to Flagstaff for a winter wonderland in the middle of the desert. But in the desert, that snow is unpredictable. And that's been an ongoing problem for the local ski resort, the Arizona Snowbowl, until now.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:40:07 +0000 2017 at http://kunm.org Snowmaking in AZ Causes Culture Clash