From desert to sea: Arizonans embark on plebe summer at Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Recent high school graduate Nick Herrera, 17, of Peoria, has one sibling, a passion for wrestling, a messy nest of hair and an earnest manner when he answers questions.

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Feds move one Arizona species toward endangered status, one the other way

WASHINGTON - The federal government moved the Arizona toad closer to endangered status this week while dimming hopes for the gray wolf, which moved a step closer to losing endangered species protection altogether.

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Safety sometimes lost in the excitement of Fourth of July

Fireworks, parades, picnics, barbecues — and sometimes monsoon storms — are all part of Independence Day celebration festivities in Phoenix, but many underestimate the risks involved with the use of fireworks.

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