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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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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As persistent drought and climate change threaten the Colorado River, several states that rely on the water acknowledge they likely won't get what they were promised a century ago. But not Utah.

By SOPHIA EPPOLITO and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press/Report for America March 10, 2021
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PHOENIX — Arizonans can now renew their vehicle registration while shopping at one of the world’s largest retailers.

March 9, 2021
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CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — As the weather warms up and daydreaming of Fossil Creek’s pristine waters begin, people planning on visiting the area are reminded they must possess a printed permit to park and hike during the months of April through September.

March 9, 2021
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The measure was given preliminary approval Feb. 24 but still needs a final Senate vote.

By Associated Press March 9, 2021
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On March 8, Gila County Sheriff's Office conducted evacuations with a wildfire threatening some structures near Tonto Basin.

By Associated Press March 9, 2021
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March and April are usually the busiest times at the park in the Southern California desert.

March 9, 2021
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Under a dark, wintry dawn sky, the massive NGS Units 1 and 2 electrostatic precipitators rolled to the ground in another flawless blast Jan. 19.

March 5, 2021
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Ducey's order does not change mask mandates imposed by cities and counties, which remain in effect across most of the state.

By Associated Press March 5, 2021
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After leaving the Army two decades ago, Miachelle DePiano faced new challenges on the civilian battlefield: a hyper-competitive job market.

By By Ethan Kispert, Cronkite News March 4, 2021
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The Arizona Senate has voted to designate gun stores as essential businesses allowed to remain open during an emergency.

By Associated Press March 4, 2021
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Due primarily to illegal breeding, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials said they have several tortoises of various ages and sizes available for adoption.

By Associated Press March 4, 2021
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PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican-controlled Arizona House on March 3 approved a measure that would let businesses ignore government mask mandates imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus despite emotional opposition from minority Democrats who say it could cost lives.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 3, 2021
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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is warning residents that if you receive a text message telling you to update your Arizona driver’s license, do not open it or click on it.

March 3, 2021