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DUDLEYVILLE Ariz. (AP) — A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 homes, officials said.

By Associated Press April 9, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — More than 5,000 people gathered last weekend in the Tonto National Forest northeast of Phoenix for an illegal party that was broken up by U.S. Forest Service personnel, according to authorities.

April 7, 2021
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Prescott firefighter Tye Seets was a devout young husband, father and “prankster” in the prime of what his beloved mother described as a “picture perfect life.”

April 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON – Arizona business officials welcomed Tuesday’s extension of the Paycheck Protection Program, a multibillion-dollar pandemic-relief program for businesses that one official said has been “keeping people open from day to day” over the past year.

By Jacob Holter, Cronkite News March 31, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has a new state holiday.

By Associated Press March 30, 2021
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ARIZONA —Traffic deaths in Arizona surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the number of miles driven in the state appeared to be decreasing, according to preliminary statistics from 2020.

March 30, 2021
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A man who was found dead at a northern Arizona ski resort had fallen into a well of loose snow around the base of a tree, authorities said March 29.

By Associated Press March 30, 2021
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The U.S. Forest Service has entered its final stages of public comment in its plans to remove or sterilize more than 300 wild horses in eastern Arizona.

By Associated Press March 30, 2021
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The endangered California condor could return to the Pacific Northwest for the first time in 100 years.

By Associated Press March 30, 2021
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Biden sought to portray it as a seasonal spike and not, as critics have said, a result of moves such as his decisions to halt construction of border wall projects started under Trump or support for broad immigration legislation.

By By Ben Fox, Associated Press March 26, 2021
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Army’s first Paralympic swimmer credits her military family for success
Elizabeth Marks or Prescott Valley continues rise to top

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks of Prescott Valley is back training for the 2021 Summer Paralympic Team Trials for swimming. The Paralympic Games were originally scheduled for August 2020 but were postponed to August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By BRITTANY NELSON, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News March 24, 2021
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PHOENIX — Financial help may be in sight for recent high school grads who find themselves a few bucks short of what they need to go to community college.

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PHOENIX (AP) — A small town in Arizona has declared a state of emergency over the number of migrants who have been dropped off in Gila Bend, located 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

March 24, 2021
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PHOENIX — Fire managers say current conditions are continuing to line up for another potentially active fire season across all corners of Arizona.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 23, 2021
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Two casinos on the Navajo Nation reopened this week as the tribe eases its restrictions on businesses amid a downturn in coronavirus cases and high rates of vaccination.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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A series about some environmental and other dangers to the Grand Canyon will be held virtually March 23-April 13.

By By Stan Bindell, Williams-Grand Canyon News March 23, 2021
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Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of U.S.
All of continental U.S. looks at warmer than normal spring, except for parts of Pacific Northwest and southeast Alaska

With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root and worsened.

By By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press March 23, 2021
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BERLIN (AP) — The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge — cancer.

By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press March 19, 2021
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Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it's delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News March 19, 2021
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned consumers in a news release issued March 16, about a reported increase in the amount of stimulus check email and text scams.

By Aaron Valdez, Prescott Daily Courier March 18, 2021
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Just over 1 million Arizona residents are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state officials announced March 16.

By Associated Press March 18, 2021
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal and local health officials are warning people not to drink a Las Vegas-based bottled water brand, Real Water, after linking it to liver illness in five hospitalized children.

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press March 18, 2021
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Flagstaff has been chosen as the site for a new plant for manufacturing parts for electric vehicles, city of Flagstaff officials announced March 11.

By Associated Press March 16, 2021
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The Arizona Senate voted March 11 to raise Arizona's super-low $240 maximum weekly unemployment benefit to $320, just over two weeks after the House passed a competing version raising the pay to $300 a week.

By By Bob Christie, Associated Press March 16, 2021
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy says Alaska will become the first state to drop eligibility requirements and allow anyone 16 or older who lives or works in the state to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

March 10, 2021

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