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“Deaths of despair” have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the nation in every category, according to a recent national survey.

By By Miranda Faulkner, Cronkite News August 17, 2019
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Arizona Depart of Transportation traffic cameras captured some delays near mile marker 254 on Friday afternoon, where a fire in the Bumble Bee area, north of Sunset Point.

August 16, 2019
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Washington, D.C. is full of popular tourist sites that are monuments to American history, from the White House to the Capitol, from Arlington National Cemetery to Congressional Cemetery.

By By Julian Paras, Cronkite News August 15, 2019
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Prescott Councilman to PSPRS: ‘We don’t trust you’
Pension presentation turns into forum for local complaints

The message from Prescott City Council members to top officials of the state’s public-safety pension system was succinct and sometimes angry this week.

By By Cindy Barks, The Daily Courier August 14, 2019
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Gov. Doug Ducey took a slap Tuesday at the new Trump administration policy that seeks to deny "green cards'' to those at the bottom of the economic ladder.

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PHOENIX -- Saying it will help parents, a Scottsdale lawmaker is proposing a sales tax holiday of sorts every summer to give parents a break on school supplies.

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Over Labor Day weekend, the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation will present the Camp Verde Jazz Festival.

By Staff report August 13, 2019
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PHOENIX -- A claim by organizers of an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana for adults that it would limit the dosage of THC in edible products is false.

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The owners of off-track betting signals from several out-of-state tracks is asking a federal judge to void a new law which would require them to sell their services to all Arizona tracks, whether they want to or not.

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With two mass shootings fresh on people's minds the top state House Democrat wants a special session to debate -- and presumably enact -- a series of gun control measures.

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Saturday, at about 1:30 p.m., Yavapai County Sherrif’s deputies were dispatched to the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial trail near Yarnell regarding a 59-year-old woman suffering from heatstroke, according to a news release.

August 6, 2019
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Saying the current system is unsustainable, a first-term lawmaker took the initial steps Monday to what he hopes will be reforming the state prison system.

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Calling it the best way to prevent mass shootings, Gov. Doug Ducey is renewing his bid to allow judges to take away guns of people believed to be a danger to themselves or others and have them held for mental examination.

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Arizona has one of the highest drug overdose mortality rates in the United States, and Mohave County has the highest numbers of death from opioid-related overdose in Arizona, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Kingman, being a transportation hub, is exposed to main distribution routes in the U.S.

By By Agata Popeda, The Kingman Daily Miner August 3, 2019
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The incident management team handling the Museum Fire issued its final update Friday.

By Staff report August 3, 2019
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Tuesday, the fire received rain into the afternoon, bringing much-needed moisture, but also pausing suppression repair efforts.

By Staff report August 1, 2019
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Gov. Doug Ducey denied Tuesday that he unilaterally ordered the Commerce Authority to rescind a $1 million incentive that had been offered to Nike to locate a manufacturing facility in Goodyear.

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Arizonans have a constitutional right to online privacy to keep police from snooping around to find out who they are without first getting a warrant, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

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A federal appeals court has thrown out a bid by environmental groups to challenge expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four Corners Power Plant.

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The fire chief from a small town south of Kingman turned himself into Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detectives for embezzlement.

July 28, 2019
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The state’s top prosecutor has approved an experimental program designed to get marijuana dispensaries out of the business of having to pay their bills with suitcases and sacks full of cash.

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A revamped Commission on Appellate Court Appointments agreed late Friday to nominate Republican Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery for the soon-to-be-open seat on the Arizona Supreme Court.

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Tuesday evening, fire officials had some good news to present at a community meeting.

By Staff report July 23, 2019
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An Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old girl missing from West Virginia who is believed to be in extreme danger. The Amber Alert vehicle has been sighted in Arizona.

July 23, 2019
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PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants state lawmakers to debate and enact a recreational marijuana program rather than risk an industry-crafted measure from becoming the law of the land at the ballot box.

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