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he remains of a 19-year-old Arizona soldier who was killed in action during the Korean War in 1950 will be buried next month in Tucson, U.S. Army officials said Monday.

August 24, 2022
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A new lawsuit is challenging a law set to take effect next month that would require county recorders to cancel the voter registration of anyone they have a “reason to believe” is not U.S. citizens.

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A levee was breached Monday in the small town of Duncan near the New Mexico state line, forcing the evacuations of 60 people after a weekend of flash floods across the American Southwest that also swept away one Tucson woman who is still missing in Utah’s Zion National Park.

By By SAM METZ and JESSE BEDAYN Associated Press August 24, 2022
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A new Arizona law making it a crime to videotape police activity is unconstitutional and should be blocked from taking effect, a coalition of news organizations is arguing.

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An effort by Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow toppled over.

By By ANITA SNOW Associated Press August 21, 2022
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A small plane plunged into a lake that straddles the Arizona-Utah state line over the weekend, killing two people and injuring five, authorities said Monday.

August 17, 2022
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Proponents of three voter initiatives who each turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures last month to qualify them for the November ballot are trying to beat back legal challenges that could prevent them from going before voters.

By By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press August 17, 2022
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Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the West hotter and drier.

By By SAM METZ and FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press August 15, 2022
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It's been 80 years since the first Navajo Code Talkers joined the Marines, transmitting messages using a code based on their then-unwritten native language to confound Japanese military cryptologists during World War II -- and Thomas H. Begay, one of the last living members of the group, still remembers the struggle.

August 15, 2022
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Facing prison time and dire personal consequences for storming the U.S. Capitol, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash, promote business endeavors and boost social media profiles.

By By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press August 14, 2022
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Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma on Friday, with officials saying they were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to block off the area.

By By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 14, 2022
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Drivers may not know what catalytic converters do, but it’s clear that they’re valuable. Thefts of the emissions-control devices from under vehicles are skyrocketing across the country, authorities say

By By Troy Hill, Cronkite News August 14, 2022
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State GOP chair Kelli Ward has no legal right to block a U.S. House committee from getting her phone records about her activities leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, an attorney for the government is telling a federal judge.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) advises hunters that the recent Tunnel and Pipeline fires, and subsequent burn-scar flooding, have resulted in serious safety issues that will impact public access into these areas near Flagstaff.

August 14, 2022
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Maricopa supervisors are turning the legal tables on the state’s two top Republican election deniers, asking a judge to impose financial sanctions on them and their lawyers.

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Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown.

August 14, 2022
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party's longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes would have increased under the plan.

By By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press August 13, 2022
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Superior Mayor Mila Besich comes from a family of miners, so she knows it takes a long time to open a mine. But even she is getting frustrated by the years of reviews and court challenges to the proposed Resolution Copper mine.

By By Elsa Hortareas, Cronkite News August 10, 2022
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More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday.

August 10, 2022
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A Pinon man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Navajo woman who was reported missing in 2019, according to authorities.

August 10, 2022
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The Republican nominee to become the state’s chief elections officer is someone who has publicly denied that Joe Biden actually won the popular vote here in 2020 -- and someone who said he might not certify the results of the 2024 presidential race.

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The Republican Governors Association is going to put at least $11 million into commercials to ensure that Doug Ducey’s successor is of the same political party.

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Will the dust settle?
With Lake’s Primary win, Fann asks for a ‘unity’ that is slow in coming

Kari Lake proved this week that she has the backing of the largest share of Arizona Republicans who voted in the primary.

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As election workers spend long hours tallying ballots in Arizona and elsewhere in the days after Tuesday’s primary elections, some critics are arguing they should be finished counting by now.

By By ALI SWENSON and JOSH KELETY, Associated Press August 7, 2022
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Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap between the United States and Russia that could get her home.

By By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press August 7, 2022

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