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VERDE VALLEY - Environmental groups have filed suit to remove most of the cattle off of 143 miles of the Verde River watershed.

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Environmentalists want federal land managers to suspend efforts to amend a plan that would guide oil and gas development and other activities near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 22, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona as a “last-ditch effort” will ask students to voluntarily shelter in place for the next two weeks, University President Robert Robbins said. He cited a troubling uptick in positive cases among students.

September 16, 2020
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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Police on Monday justified the use of an attack dog on a suspect who appeared on a police body cam video to be complying with officers.

September 16, 2020
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PHOENIX (AP) — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being distracted in the moments before fatally striking a woman in suburban Phoenix.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break.

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta joined other county officials from across the country on a National Association of Counties call to discuss Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools — special payments to counties that have large tracts of otherwise nontaxable federal lands.

By By Josh Ortega, Cronkite News September 15, 2020
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57 bison relocated from the North Rim
Bison transferred to Intertribal Buffalo Council and transported to Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma

On Sept. 4, in cooperation with the Intertribal Buffalo Council, Kaibab National Forest, and Arizona Game and Fish Department, Grand Canyon wildlife managers successfully relocated 57 bison from the North Rim.

September 15, 2020
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Americans commemorated 9/11 as another national crisis reconfigured memorial ceremonies, dividing some victims' families over coronavirus safety precautions, and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances.

By By Michael R. Sisak, Karen Matthews and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press September 11, 2020
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Old Tucson General Manager Terry Verhage said the ongoing COVID-19 public health protocols and restrictions limited park attendance to the point where the venue could no longer stay in business.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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So far, 5,221 people in the state have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus, and there have been 206,045 confirmed cases. The state, once a national hot spot for infections, continues to see a downward trend in infections and hospitalizations.

By Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng announced Tuesday she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires in 2022.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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It's grim news for the western U.S.

By By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press September 9, 2020
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Some thought she had died as the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rose on the vast Navajo Nation, which at one point had the highest infection rate in the U.S.

By By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press September 7, 2020
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West's lawyer on Sept. 2 reported filing just under 58,000 signatures, well over the roughly 39,000 required for independent candidates to make the ballot.

By By Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press September 3, 2020
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In honor of National Navajo Code Talkers Day, a Washington, D.C., craft brewery recently rereleased its Code Talker American Pale Ale — this time in a can — drawing some rave reviews but also backlash.

By By Natasha Brennan, Indian Country Today September 2, 2020
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COTTONWOOD — Tuesday, the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Board voted 5-to-0 to open the district’s schools to in-person learning beginning Monday, Sept. 14.

By Bill Helm, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 2, 2020
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ARIZONA - Sometime this coming week you’ll find out when you can finally visit grandma in the nursing home.

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. - With dirt work now underway on the site for the new jail in Prescott, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will discuss creating a website to keep the public informed about the project this week.

By Cindy Barks, Special to the Williams-Grand Canyon News September 2, 2020
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Arizona driver license renewal extended one year
State motorists now have 365 days from date of expiration to acquire new license

Arizonans whose licenses are set to expire will be on the road for another year without having to get a new license -- or, for seniors, the eye test that goes with it.

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Members of the Navajo Nation are asking a federal judge to require the state to count mail-in ballots from voters on all the state’s reservations that are not received until after Election Day.

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Cases for investigators will be pulled by the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.

By By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press September 1, 2020
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The permits are free to the public and can be utilized during the wood cutting season from Sept. 1 – Nov. 15.

August 27, 2020
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Looking back, 2020 will go down as the year in which our daily lives were turned on their ears, not so much remembered for what we did but what we couldn’t do. Fortunately, hunting memories are waiting to be made when the 2020 dove season opens Sept. 1.

August 27, 2020
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Walmart said Thursday it may join Microsoft to buy the U.S. business of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration.

By JOSEPH PISANI and ZEN SOO, AP Technology Writers August 27, 2020

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