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Arizona quakes are mostly minor, but hundreds happen every year

PHOENIX – The aftershock of the Southern California earthquakes was the first quake Arizonans have felt since 2015, but the Grand Canyon State has hundreds of minor quakes each year.

Protesters gather across Arizona to demand officials close immigrant detention centers

EL PASO, Texas – A group including Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, recently visited immigration detention facilities in Texas. Stanton said the facilities don’t meet American values.

K-12 teachers learn ways to bring Native American history and traditions to the classroom

PHOENIX – Native American history, culture and art were the focus of the Heard Museum’s second annual Teacher Institute.

Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

WASHINGTON – Congress gave a final OK, and the president is expected to sign, a border funding bill that does not include many migrant protections the House wanted - but it does send $4.59 billion to border agencies that said they could run out of funds to handle the surge of migrants at the border.

Hawaii at their fingertips: Middle-school students take virtual field trips

PHOENIX – Virtual technology that is changing industries from manufacturing to medicine is being incorporated into virtual field trips in a collaboration between Arizona State University and Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii.

Chemical retardant used to fight wildfires could pose harm, group says

PHOENIX – Fire retardant is one of several tactics being used to battle the Woodbury Fire east of Mesa. But this mixture of water and chemicals has raised questions with some people who believe it can be dangerous to people and the environment.

Environmental groups call for McSally to support climate change proposal

PHOENIX – Arizona environmentalists gathered Tuesday outside Sen. Martha McSally's Phoenix office to demand action on climate change.

Salt River Project prepares businesses for monsoon season

TEMPE – Power outages at home are upsetting, but they can cause severe economic damage to businesses. The Salt River Project is helping decision-makers prepare their companies before monsoon storms start.

Podcast: Volcanic soil, old artillery shells challenge crews managing the Maroon Fire

FLAGSTAFF – Firefighters were controlling a wildfire near Flagstaff, but unusual circumstances complicated the process: unusual volcanic soil and a “no-go zone”.

Arizona Game and Fish debates banning ‘coyote killing contests’

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has proposed a rule that would ban so-called coyote-killing contests. KJZZ spoke to people on both sides of the issue.

Timely tips for staying safe during Arizona’s monsoon season

PHOENIX – Arizona’s monsoon season will likely arrive later than usual this summer, which means more time to prepare for the sometimes violent storms.

Southern border apprehensions surge to highest rate in 10 years

WASHINGTON - The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border surged to 144,278 in May, bringing the total for the first eight months of fiscal 2019 to 676,315, already more than any full year in the last decade, leaving authorities and aid groups "bursting at the seams."