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Arizona county elections leader who promoted voter fraud conspiracies resigns

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) –The elections director of a rural Arizona county who pushed false claims that voter fraud was behind President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss is resigning five months after being hired. Bob Bartelsmeyer submitted his resignation last Friday and announced he would return to his previous job as elections director in La Paz […]

The fight over Arizona’s shipping container border wall ends with

PHOENIX (AP) – Two federal lawsuits filed over former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s decision last year to place thousands of shipping containers along the U.S.- Mexico border have been dismissed after the state said it would pay the U.S. Forest Service $2.1 million to repair environmental damage. The Sept. 15 dismissal of the cases in […]

Arizonans took to state highways for National Cleanup Day 

Effort organized by ADOT Adopt a Highway removed 214 bags of litter PHOENIX – Arizonans did their part on the recent National Cleanup Day by picking up 214 bags of litter along state highways through the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Adopt a Highway volunteer program.  Fifteen groups with 123 volunteers answered the call to participate […]

BLM seeks comment on wild burros

The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 30-day public comment period for an environmental assessment that analyzes a 10-year plan to remove excess wild burros and implement herd fertility controls in and near the Alamo, Big Sandy and Havasu herd management areas south of Kingman, collectively known as the Three Rivers Complex. The comment period will close Oct. 11. […]

Boaters warned of low flow at Glen Canyon Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation on Sept. 14 increased the minimum amount of water that can be released hourly from Glen Canyon Dam. This adjustment, to 6,000 from 5,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), will help boaters better safely navigate the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon below the dam. Hourly releases will fluctuate from the […]

COVID relief used for $40 million tutoring program

PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona is channeling $40 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding toward tutoring students falling behind in school, the state superintendent said Tuesday. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced at a news conference that free tutoring will be available for students who failed to pass proficiency tests in reading, writing and math. […]

Hiker Fatality near Cottonwood Campground along North Kaibab Trail

GRAND CANYON, Ariz.—On September 9 at approximately 1:55 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received an emergency call of a hiker in distress on the North Kaibab Trail approximately one mile south of Cottonwood Campground. Soon thereafter the hiker became unresponsive and bystanders initiated CPR.  National Park Service (NPS) search and rescue personnel responded to the […]

Arizona court to review ruling that abortion doctors can’t be

PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s conclusion that abortion doctors can`t be prosecuted under a pre-statehood law that bans the procedure in nearly all cases. The high court decided on Tuesday that it would review the Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that said doctors couldn’t be charged […]

Chemical treatment to be deployed against invasive fish in Colorado

The National Park Service will renew efforts to rid an area of the Colorado River in northern Arizona of invasive fish by killing them with a chemical treatment, the agency said Friday. A substance lethal to fish but approved by federal environmental regulators called rotenone will be disseminated starting Aug. 26. It’s the latest tactic […]

Fake Arizona rehab centers scam Native Americans far from home,

PHOENIX (AP) – Autumn Nelson said she was seeking help for alcohol addiction last spring when fellow members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana suggested a rehabilitation center in Phoenix, far to the south. The 38-year-old said the center even bought her a one-way airline ticket to make the 1,300-mile (2,100-kilometer) journey. But Nelson said […]

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