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The president of the Navajo Nation used line-item vetoes on two bills distributing funds from a federal coronavirus relief package.

By Associated Press July 9, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered that flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff Wednesday for a pilot killed in a helicopter crash while helping fight a wildfire.

By Associated Press July 8, 2020
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PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter helping to fight a wildfire near Payson crashed Tuesday under unknown circumstances, authorities said.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The woman was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment of her injuries following the June 25 incident.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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A rise in reported cases prompted Teton County Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell to announce June 30 he will seek permission from state officials to impose the local order.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously this week to rename Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to close the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park for the rest of the tourist season after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Montana.

By Associated Press July 7, 2020
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ARIZONA — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey asked June 24 for travelers from states with high coronavirus infection rates to go into quarantine for 14 days in a bid to preserve hard-fought gains as caseloads rise elsewhere in the country.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — About 60 percent of employees at Northern Arizona University will take a pay reduction starting July 1 to meet a $100 million budget shortfall, a couple weeks after some faculty and staff were laid off, university officials said.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020
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Ducey called it one of the most tragic days in state history.

By Associated Press June 30, 2020
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Ducey orders bars, gyms, clubs, pools to close
Order includes Sultana Bar, Canyon Club and American Legion bar

PHOENIX (AP) — In an effort to stop a massive surge in new coronavirus cases, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks around the state to be closed for at least 30 days starting June 29.

By Associated Press June 29, 2020
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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park rangers had to rescue a river runner and several hikers who were overcome by the heat last weekend.

By Associated Press June 23, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff's deputies went door to door evacuating more residents June 17 from the Santa Catalina Mountains overlooking Tucson as a wildfire, one of several in Arizona, continued to grow.

By Associated Press June 18, 2020
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All employees earning more than $50,000 annually will be affected and will see a change in their paychecks beginning July 31.

By Associated Press June 18, 2020
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The number of new coronavirus cases in Arizona has hit an alarming new daily high of nearly 2,400 — almost double the previous record, health officials said June 16.

By Associated Press June 17, 2020
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Federal regulators have accepted a Phoenix-based company’s application for a preliminary permit to look further into building hydro-powered dams on tribal land.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Firefighters across Arizona were working to gain ground June 15 against massive wildfires that led to surrounding communities evacuating.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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VERMILION CLIFFS, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has restored a walk-in lottery for one of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Yosemite had about 4.6 million visitors in 2019.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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Park officials lifted the barriers into the park June 8 and reopened Going-to-the-Sun Road to Lake McDonald Lodge.

By Associated Press June 16, 2020
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TUCSON — Sheriff's deputies were going door to door Thursday in neighborhoods of the foothills area overlooking Tucson, delivering evacuation orders as firefighters prepared to ignite a backburn to slow a wildfire threatening homes from the nearby mountains of a national forest.

By Associated Press June 11, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s wildfire season is already in high gear, thanks in large part to human carelessness but also weather conditions last winter that produced an abundance of vegetation now serving as fire fuel.

By Associated Press June 9, 2020
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ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters were battling two separate wildfires Monday in a mountainous area outside of Tucson.

By Associated Press June 8, 2020
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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is extending its closure of tribal government facilities and continuing its overnight curfews while ending weekend lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

By Associated Press June 4, 2020
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Kane County Sheriff's officials said the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Dustin Olague of Flagstaff.

By Associated Press June 4, 2020
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VERMILLION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Half of the 20 permits for one of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States remain unavailable during the coronavirus pandemic.

By Associated Press June 2, 2020
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Arizona State Forestry and Fire Management officials said the fire reported Saturday afternoon was believed to be human caused.

By Associated Press May 31, 2020
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The canyon's North Rim also will reopen June 5.

By Associated Press May 29, 2020
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FLAGSTAFF — A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity.

By Associated Press May 27, 2020
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BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in the small town of Bagdad forced the evacuations of 150 homes Thursday and authorities said crews were trying to contain the 55-acre fire by sunset.

By Associated Press May 22, 2020
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in north-central Arizona are dealing with a rash of drug overdoses with many ending in death.

By Associated Press May 22, 2020
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Frustration boiled over May 15 in Pinal County, where the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to sue over the money.

By Associated Press May 19, 2020
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"This is not a green light to speed," Ducey said. "This is a green light to proceed, and we're going to proceed with caution."

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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Officers attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle continued.

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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There have been 56 rattlesnake bites this year in Arizona.

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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Visitor centers and campgrounds remain largely shuttered at Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef, but visitors are welcome at some of the sites.

By Associated Press May 12, 2020
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Most of the 20 people, including two staff members, with COVID-19 showed no symptoms.

By Associated Press May 8, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's three major public universities will not be raising in-state tuition as promised but out-of-state and online students will face small increases.

By Associated Press May 8, 2020
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President Nez said Tappan's comments have far-reaching implications and urged him to be more respectful of the relationship between Navajos and the city of Page.

By Associated Press May 5, 2020
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PHOENIX — Planning is underway to prepare for reopening Arizona’s public schools in the next school year and the state’s top education official says the resulting decisions that will be made and the guidance provided to local districts will come soon.

By Associated Press May 5, 2020
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced April 14 it will be working on a supplemental environmental review of the 2015 rule, which outlines when and how the wolves can be removed from the wild or released from captivity.

By Associated Press April 28, 2020
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Prosecutors say it's been harder to get information they need because of the coronavirus.

By Associated Press April 28, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Despite the concern of environmentalists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to expand hunting on three wildlife refuges in southern Arizona and allow hunting on a fourth for the first time.

By Associated Press April 20, 2020
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GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A high school in Gallup, New Mexico, will reopen its gym as a 60-bed alternative care facility to help hospitals treat an increasing number of coronavirus patients, a federal engineering agency said.

By Associated Press April 20, 2020
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The Navajo Nation has been hit harder by the coronavirus than any other Native American tribe.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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All of Arizona's 15 counties have reported at least one COVID-19 case.

By Associated Press April 19, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — Public health officials in Arizona's largest county say they're seeing improvements in the number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus.

By Associated Press April 17, 2020
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Littlefield is accused of stealing the dump truck from a Flagstaff landscape company April 11.

By Associated Press April 15, 2020
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Five Navajo Nation police employees had tested positive for COVID-19 by April 14, including four officers, the department said.

By Associated Press April 15, 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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