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The latest deaths highlight a conflict that has persisted since reintroduction began more than 20 years ago.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press April 8, 2020
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Officials described the baby elephant as "healthy, standing and nursing."

By Associated Press April 8, 2020
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Fewer motorists in Arizona and Nevada following the states' stay-at-home orders appears to be improving the air quality and decreasing the effects vehicle emissions have on the environment.

By Associated Press April 8, 2020
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GLOBE, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of children who died after they were swept away by floodwaters are facing criminal charges, according to local media reports April 5.

By Associated Press April 7, 2020
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PRENT Thermoforming is helping fill the demand for personal protective equipment with a recent donation of 2,200 face masks to Flagstaff Medical Center.

April 3, 2020
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The Joseph City High School Momentum Choir didn't let social distancing and a school closure keep them from performing together.

April 2, 2020
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Television and radio broadcasters from around Arizona are joining together to air a town hall conversation with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday night, April 2, 2020.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News April 2, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer April 2, 2020
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KINGMAN – The Mohave County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of an airplane for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office during a meeting on Thursday, March 26.

March 31, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials said Monday that schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, but Gov. Doug Ducey faced mounting pressure from mayors to take more aggressive action to control the spread of the coronavirus.

March 30, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a stripped-down emergency state budget Saturday that contains $50 million in spending to help tenants, homeowners and small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 30, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Snowbowl Road (Forest Road 516) will be closed indefinitely to motorized vehicles to protect public and employee health, as well as align with state and local measures already in place to lessen the impact of COVID-19.

March 27, 2020
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona National Guard stepped up its efforts to bolster the supply of food Thursday as a few dozen soldiers packed boxes at food banks seeing a surge in demand and others prepared to move goods between warehouses and grocery stores.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 27, 2020
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PHOENIX — Arizonans renters affected by COVID-19 will not be in danger of being put out on the street, at least through July 23.

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The Prescott National Forest began an orderly closure of developed recreation sites on Monday, March 23, to protect public health and safety and to align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 25, 2020
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As of March 25, Petrified Forest National Park will be closed until further notice.

March 25, 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement March 25 on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press March 25, 2020
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PHOENIX - State lawmakers gave final approval to an $11.8 billion contingency budget Monday and went home -- at least for a couple of weeks.

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PHOENIX – The number of Arizonans applying for jobless benefits jumped by a factor of seven this past week, providing the first clear indicators of the effect COVID-19 is having on the state economy.

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SELIGMAN, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for westbound lane restrictions on Interstate 40 near Seligman between mileposts 123 and 108 through mid-July.

March 24, 2020
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CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy's Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks.

By TAMMY WEBBER, DEE-ANN DURBIN and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press March 24, 2020
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PHOENIX. — The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division reminds customers that all MVD office visits require an appointment.

March 24, 2020
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CLARKDALE, Ariz. — A woman drowned in the Verde River while floating on a paddleboard between the Lower TAPCO access point and Tuzigoot Bridge in Clarkdale March 21, according to Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig.

By Vyto Starinskas Special to the Williams News March 24, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers on March 19 were set to begin debating a basic state budget plan to tide government over until the health crisis caused by the coronavirus passes.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 19, 2020
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The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press Business Writers March 18, 2020

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