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Court: Fire insurance may cover mudslide damage after Wallow Fire

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Friday ordered a new hearing for an Apache County homeowner who said her fire insurance policy should cover damages from a mudslide that destroyed her home after the 2011 Wallow wildfire.

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Kirkpatrick announces Senate bid, roiling 2016 congressional races

WASHINGTON - Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, announced Tuesday that she is running for Senate, making her an early entrant in what is expected to be a large field and costly campaign to unseat Sen. John McCain.

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Arizona among highest states in nation for deaths by cops

WASHINGTON - Arizona was fourth-highest among states for the number of people killed by police over the last two-plus years, with 93 individuals being killed in that time, according to a comprehensive national database of such incidents.

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Hunters tell House, don’t restrict sportsmen on federal lands

WASHINGTON - Sportsmen called on a House panel Wednesday to support a sweeping proposal that they said would guarantee hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting rights on federal lands for future generations.

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Advocates: Expanding prisoner program would reduce recidivism

Michelle Lacy, who served 7.5 years in a state prison for drug charges, has managed to do what she says many of her friends from her time in prison weren’t able to do: start over.