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The blaze, which was first reported the afternoon of Sept. 25 in the Tonto National Forest, has grown to more than 19 square miles with zero containment.

By Associated Press September 29, 2020
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The Mohave County Board of Supervisors approved the deal with Axon on Sept. 21.

By Associated Press September 29, 2020
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The number of deaths reported daily in Arizona peaked in mid-July, when more than 90 COVID-19 related deaths were being recorded on a daily basis.

By By Kiara Quaranta, Cronkite News September 29, 2020
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U.S. Interior Department Bureau of Land Management acting director William Perry Pendley served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed to the post by the Senate as required under the Constitution.

By By Matthew Brown, Associated Press September 29, 2020
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A beloved cuckoo bird won’t go federally unprotected in Arizona.

By Associated Press September 29, 2020
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BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020
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Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they're buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.

By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer September 23, 2020
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is implementing a stricter weekend lockdown as it looks into new clusters of coronavirus cases from family gatherings and off-reservation travel.

By Associated Press September 23, 2020
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Firefighters are finally starting to tame an enormous wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

By Associated Press September 23, 2020
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A California firefighter killed while battling a blaze in the mountains east of Los Angeles was identified Sept. 22 as a member of an elite Hotshot crew dedicated to fighting wildfires.

By By Amy Taxin, Associated Press September 23, 2020
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PRESOCTT, Ariz. — A number of students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona, and Daytona, Florida, campuses have been suspended for “hosting or participating in parties where face coverings, physical distancing rules and other directives were ignored,” the university announced Sept. 18.

By Tim Wiederaenders, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 22, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Coconino County Community Development was recently awarded a grant for $920,000 from the Office of Economic Adjustment through the Department of Defense.

September 22, 2020
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VERDE VALLEY - Environmental groups have filed suit to remove most of the cattle off of 143 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 22, 2020
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PRESCOTT - The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving the cold-case homicide of Arleen Cilione. It has been 18 years since the victim in this case went missing from the Prescott area.

September 18, 2020
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One of my favorite Jim Carrey movies of all time is “Liar Liar.” In the 1997 box-office smash, Carrey plays an attorney, Fletcher Reede, who made his career as a pathological liar. The fun begins after his son makes a birthday wish that his father can’t tell a lie for 24 hours.

By Brian Bergner, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 17, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona as a “last-ditch effort” will ask students to voluntarily shelter in place for the next two weeks, University President Robert Robbins said. He cited a troubling uptick in positive cases among students.

September 16, 2020
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers.

September 16, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break.

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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La Niña — which often means a busier Atlantic hurricane season, a drier Southwest and perhaps a more fire-prone California — has popped up in the Pacific Ocean.

By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press September 15, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The VRBO vacation rental site say it is implementing a months-long ban on one-night rentals in Arizona in response to concerns over large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Makuch was off-duty riding his motorcycle through Cottonwood when a vehicle drifted left of center and struck the police commander head-on.

By By Vyto Starinskas and Jason Brooks, Verde Independent September 15, 2020
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Jarrett Shughart served as an officer with the Flagstaff Police Department since Oct. 13, 2014.

September 15, 2020
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Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta joined other county officials from across the country on a National Association of Counties call to discuss Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools — special payments to counties that have large tracts of otherwise nontaxable federal lands.

By By Josh Ortega, Cronkite News September 15, 2020

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