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Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir that holds 80% of untreated drinking water for the Greater Sydney area.

By TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press January 31, 2020
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A 9-year-old Golden Valley boy who was reported missing and found dead by searchers likely died in an ATV crash, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

January 31, 2020
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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week.

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press January 30, 2020
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PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Mesa man was killed but two others survived when their plane crashed Jan. 24 in mountains in east-central Arizona, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office said.

By Associated Press January 28, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s largest electric utility said Jan. 22 that it plans to switch to 100 percent carbon-neutral power generation by 2050, a sharp turnaround from a company that spent tens of millions of dollars two years ago to fight a ballot measure requiring it to use renewable sources.

By Bob Christie, Associated Press January 28, 2020
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The policy change, signed by heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, narrows the types of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the half-century-old Clean Water Act.

By By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press January 28, 2020
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PHOENIX — On Thursday, Jan. 23, Gov. Doug Ducey announced the nomination of Dr. Todd G. Geiler to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

By Associated Press January 28, 2020
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It's that time again. The IRS began accepting and processing tax returns for individuals on Monday.

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, AP Personal Finance Writer January 28, 2020
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia's unprecedented wildfire crisis were retrieved on Saturday as their grieving families arrived in Sydney, officials said.

By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press January 27, 2020
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. land managers say they will release by mid-March a priority list of federal lands that need but don't have public access.

By Associated Press January 27, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 22, 2020
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HEBER-OVERGAARD, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials confirmed that seven more wild horses have been found dead in eastern Arizona after eight others were found earlier this month and said at least some were shot.

By Associated Press January 22, 2020
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SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say Sedona police officers shot and killed a suspect who was wielding a machete.

By Associated Press January 22, 2020
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Arizona lawmakers want to take another look at how the state is testing its students.

By Michael Zogg Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 22, 2020
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TOPOCK, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities are trying to identify suspected human remains found in the desert north of Topock.

January 22, 2020
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A Prescott woman has been reported missing while vacationing with her boyfriend in Belize.

By Max Efrein Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 21, 2020
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PRESCOTT (AP) — An Arizona couple says their senior living community won't allow their orphaned grandson to keep staying with them because of age limits.

By Associated Press January 16, 2020
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YAVAPAI COUNTY - Decreasing visibility may have been a factor in the fiery crash of a small plane last month in Yavapai County that killed the only person aboard, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board issued Wednesday.

By Associated Press January 16, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Arizona lawmakers on Thursday vowed to boost protections for firefighters and other first responders who are diagnosed with a cancer linked to the workplace to address concerns that some cities are denying coverage.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 16, 2020
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of two female (doe) mule deer near Colorado City, Ariz.

January 14, 2020
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Mayer Fire Chief Mike McGhee was scrolling through Facebook one day when a post caught his eye.

By Max Efrein Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News January 14, 2020
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Last February, four dead horses were found inside the Heber Wild Horse Territory. That brought the total to 16 dead horses found since October 2018.

By Associated Press January 14, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday said he is renaming the state Department of Corrections to highlight a new focus on rehabilitation and closing the oldest state prison in a move that will save nearly $275 million over three years.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government to try to keep livestock away from Southwestern waterways that are home to threatened and endangered species.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A former Northern Arizona University student pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the shooting death of a fellow student after he got punched in the face, ran to his car to grab a gun and opened fire on a group of people on campus.

By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press January 10, 2020

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