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Correction to June 10 story on OSHA weather app

WASHINGTON – A June 10 Cronkite News report on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration app that helps protect people from heat-related illnesses misspelled the name of a source quoted in the story. The source, the safety director for Phoenix-based construction company Kitchell, is Josh Welp. The story here has been updated to reflect the correct infornation.


Federal court upholds Arizona’s process for teaching non-English speakers

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court ruling that said Arizona's system for educating English-language learners does not violate the federal Equal Educational Opportunities Act.

English-language learning

Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans

WASHINGTON - Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis.

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Border businesses hope meeting with regulators stems bank closings

WASHINGTON - Nogales officials hope that a meeting Tuesday between local banks and regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. can help reverse a string of bank closings that have hamstrung businesses along the border.

Border banks



Arizona tribes eye plan for flexibility under No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON - The way Navajo Nation Council Delegate Lee Jack Sr. sees it, "God gave us different ways to speak, God gave us different ways to live."

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Guard officials seek cooperation from Pentagon on local operations

WASHINGTON - The leader of Arizona's National Guard joined other state officials who told a House subcommittee Wednesday that the Guard is integral to natural disaster response and recovery, and deserves continued support from the Pentagon.

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Feds talk about wildfire readiness, chances for ‘catastrophic’ fire

WASHINGTON - Federal officials said Tuesday they will be "ready when fire strikes," but raised concerns over funding for the upcoming wildfire season and the growing threat of catastrophic wildfires in the drought-stricken West.

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White House touts health insurance gains in Arizona under Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Arizonans without health insurance fell from 20.4 percent of state residents in 2013 to 17.5 percent in 2014, further proof that Obamacare is working, the White House said Tuesday.

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Arizona towns claim top spots in ranking of best cities for retirees

WASHINGTON - Arizona grabbed three of the top four spots in a new national ranking of the best cities for retirees, based on a town's crime, weather, taxes and other factors.

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55,000 federal workers in state wait to see if personal data was taken

WASHINGTON - Arizona has more than 55,000 federal employees who could find out as early as Monday if they are among the 4 million federal workers and retirees whose personal information may have been compromised in a cyberattack.

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